Lovely new album release from Chris Coco, file under ambient / deep listening / jazz / cosmic / balearic. Perfectly timed for the return of the sun, slow burning deepness that’ll reward some time and repeated listens, get it at Bandcamp link above and get your best headphones ready for a treat…
‘This is a new album project called Jamu. It is the second collection from Chris Coco inspired by the magical island of Bali, following on from the 2017 album Return To Good Karma. The title is the name of a drink made of local herbs sold by street vendors that is good for health and vitality. I hope we have created a musical version of that healthy juice with our particular variety of ingredients.
This project was made in collaboration with a close group of musician friends. Each person played their part separately on the simple original grooves and soundscapes, inspired by the rhythm or what the last player or singer had laid down. We built a ‘live’ sound without ever playing together. After that I used the live parts to edit and process to eventually create the finished work.’
Culled from a period beginning in 1982, with the release of his debut solo album ‘Joana Lluna’, to 1989 and his ‘Born’ album, both released on Bibiloni’s own Blau label, and taking in the staggering 1988 album ‘For A Future Smile’ (issued on Polygram sub-label Theta), these recordings offer a glimpse of Joan Bibiloni at his most musically adventurous. What’s more, they offer a bonafide reflection of the island of Mallorca and a genuine sound of the Balearic isles.
There’s a real breadth to his musical range shown here, taking in classical, folk, funk and jazz influences, all brought together into a definitively Balearic sound. It’s a joyful release from first to last, make sure to add it to your collection. Check the Soundcloud sampler below for a flavour of this superb release.
Hologram suited, ambient legend Mixmaster Morris aka The Irresistible Force is back with a new artist album, Kira Kira is available now via Youth’s Liquid Sound design Label on Bandcamp. Expect classic Morris down-tempo chilled ambience, top quality material from one of the originators of the scene.
Balearic veteran Phil Mison has a new release due in June, a superb compilation ‘Out of the Blue’ inspired by his time as Cafe del Mar resident in the early 90’s. If you want a vinyl copy get a pre-order in via Leng’s Bandcamp, it’s bound to sell out. Expect lush, sunset ambience, rarities and exclusives like the track featured here from Kamasutra.
1.The Cactus Rose Project – Jelly
2.Leston Paul – Santa Cruz
3.Dancing Fantasy – Voodoo Jammin’
4.Bandolero – Rêves Noirs (Instrumental)
5.Don Carlos – Aqua (Part One)
6.Language – Tranquility Bass
7.Kamasutra – Sugar Step
8.Moodswings – The Jazz Man
9.Congarilla – Sacred Tree
10.Red Sun – Honey From The Baka
11.Coste Apetrea – Hej Där
12.Christoph Spendel Group – Forever
13.Frank De Wulf – The End
Leeds balearic maestro Joe Morris previews a Summer three tracker on his Soundcloud today; A1 – ‘Jacaranda Skies’ is lush, jazzy Mediterranean dream house, B1 – ‘The Lost Garden’ & B2 – ‘Cloud 9’ are super mellow, tropical down-tempo hammock classics. If these aren’t sound tracking every beach bar and boat party this Summer I’ll eat my espadrilles.