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The latest Balearic/Downtempo vinyl + newly announced preorders
Monday 22 July 2024
New releases
Sway (Lovefingers Remixes)
Cat: ASHRR 05. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Sway (Lovefingers Rimini remix) (7:42)
Sway (ASHRR Soundsystem version) (6:08)
Sway (Lovefingers Lechuza dub) (7:23)
Sway (Lovefingers Skeleton dub) (5:56)
Review: LA-based trio ASHRR return with another sunkissed dose of cosmic new wave and indie electronica laced with psychedelic hues in the form of 'Sway'.
This time they're joined by internationally renowned DJ and ESP Institute imprint manager 'Lovefingers' on remix duties, who supplies three genre-bending experimental dance gems perfect for summer terraces, pool-side parties or the dance floors of Pikes Ibiza.
Lovefingers' ESP Institute has dropped releases that have found their way into the bags of dance-floor heavy-hitters from Harvey to Weatherall and Moodymann to the legendary David Mancuso. His take on ASHRR original showcases dubbed-out oddities and psychedelic left turns in signature style.
In addition to the Lovefingers remixes, ASHRR returns with their very own 'ASHRR Soundsystem Version' offering up a tripped-out feel-good cut for the dance floor.
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 in stock $15.61
Ho (reissue)
Cat: CCE 042. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Ho (Future Line I)
Ho (Future Line II)
Girls On Lighters
 in stock $13.99
Seny (12" in hand-sprayed hand-numbered sleeve limited to 200 copies)
Cat: KIMOCHI 55. Rel: 22 Jul 24
I'll Hausen You (IllfewYOU) (7:16)
Funk Your Dub Up (CrunkDUNKup) (8:04)
Hoppy One (HOPPYkimonoHAPPY) (7:09)
Fleetingly Jazzist (FeeltinglyFEELfloot) (8:08)
Review: Dreamlogic and SW are two standouts in the outlier world of leftfield house music, and they find a perfect home on the equally out-there label that is Kimochi. This is the first time they have been on the same bit of wax (though both have been here many times as solo artists) and hopefully, it won't be the last. There is plenty of unusual rhythm work here with wonky grooves that are enriched with a world of superbly futuristic sound designs. All of these hard to define cuts are serious curveballs that bring a great element of WTF to any set, so do not sleep and add them to your arsenal ASAP.

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 in stock $18.84
Pagaia (12")
Cat: AR 027. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Pagaia (Feel Fly Cosmical remix) (6:59)
Pagaia (4:22)
Pagaia (Feel Fly instrumental Cosmical remix) (8:22)
Pagaia (Feel Fly dub dub version) (3:57)
Review: Archeo Recordings home back in on the quintessentially Balearic stylings of Tony Esposito, whose stunningly original works simultaneously flaunt an unmistakable 'Balearism' whilst also escaping pure conformity with the Balearic style. It's only apt that we should consider his music as such; the Neapolitan drummer and bandleader was active largely when Balearic was first termed as a a category, and his idiosyncratic instrumental experiments and geneses - notable among which is the Tamborder, a little known invention of his own making resembling a tambourine - are what set him apart. 'Pagaia' was first released as a B-side to the 7" 1983 record 'Je -Na/Pagaia', and is now a staple of 'Afro-cosmic' Italian music, bringing an otherwise zany disco lilt to the then nascent sound; these are all too fleshed out by the new takes by Archeo staple Feel Fly here. Made in 1983 after a trip to Jamaica, and composed with Pino Daniele; 'Pagaia' is said to reflect the influence of Bob Marley and his group, with whom Esposito once worked both in Italy and Kingston.
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 in stock $26.92
Swahili Lullaby (reissue)
Cat: BID 008. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Swahili Lullaby
Teekon Warriors
Daisy High
Swahili Lullaby (Synkro Balearic dub mix)
Swahili Lullaby (Talking Drums Redub)
Review: First released in 1983, Khartomb's 'Swahili Lullaby' first surfaced on the underground punk and reggae label Whaam! before fading back again into obscurity. In fact their only release, originally a 7", it came backed by the 12/8 wonderwork 'Teekon Warriors' on the B; both tracks established their sound as straddling both a restlessness and a laconism, channelling influences from the Slits to the Raincoats. Legend speaks of an original Peel Session and support from Melody Maker - the holy one-track difecta for breaking artists back then - yet this initial support sadly, madly waned. Now, however, the release comes miraculously back to the fore, rendered concscious again by way of a new-to-vinyl track - 'Daisy High' - as well as two versions of the A1 by Synkro and Talking Drums. 'Daisy High' is a lissome one, its layered contraltos overdubbed to perfection against endless Balearic guitar-swirls amid an overarching 'bossa feel' (in Peel's words). Synkro's dub could just as easily have come from '83 as it did from '24, swelling away into a sweet kickless reverie that happily, barely resembles the original; Talking Drums' version is more loyal to the genesis, yet amps up the dub pressure.
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Played by: Manu Archeo
 in stock $17.23
Yeoh (limited coloured vinyl 7" (comes on different coloured vinyl, we cannot guarantee which colour you will recieve))
Cat: NUTONE 26. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Yeoh (3:52)
Black Coffee (2:42)
 in stock $18.58
Matsoaka 12
Cat: MW 018. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Parlband Utmed Kusten (5:23)
Jah Banana (5:10)
Alligator (4:06)
Shish Balearic (5:20)
Asian Dance Groove (4:00)
Review: Magic Wand and Matsoaka deliver up 5 mysterious Balaeirc treasures from around the World. 'Parlband Utmed Kusten' with its glistening percusion and strings opens the EP. 'Jah Banana' is next with more funked up drums and horns. On the flip we have 'Alligator', with its Afro/Iberian guitars and vocals. Gentle early 90s breakbeats power the seductive 'Shish Balearic' and 'Asian Dance Groove' closes out with loose, percussive rhythms and funky guitar rifts.
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 in stock $13.99
Le Temps Retrouve 1994-2007
Le Temps Retrouve 1994-2007 (hand--stamped 2xLP + insert)
Cat: VRYSTAETE 19. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Arimathie's Rain (7:17)
Night Is My Time (3:35)
You Are Very Far Now (5:56)
Triode (5:17)
Deep (3:14)
L'ecume D'un Soir (5:48)
Horizon Vertical (5:25)
Inlandsis (6:00)
Diaclase (6:06)
Descendance (6:33)
Quiesce (8:36)
Le Passage De L'aube (9:57)
Arioso (4:47)
Triode (Nimp remix) (4:33)
Review: Ab Ovo have been making music since 1991, establishing a longstanding foothold in the conjoined genres of ambient, electronica and IDM. Releasing their last album in 2007, they enjoyed the pure glory of veteranship, until now: Vrystaete / Enfant Terrible have here embarked upon a full, career-spanning compilation of selections from across their albums, amounting to a whopping four sides of brainy, pensive, best-buy chillout made over two decades. With careful intent to represent their discography not as a mere compilation, but an album, Le Temps Retrouve 1994-2007 spans a career's worth of work while still crafting a novel sonic narrative; the geodesic dome on the front cover is held firmly in mind, as is the sonic "stress" of the record distributed with equipoise, beginning on the opening wrung-out rainsticks and moody marimbas of 'Night Is My Time', middling with the likes of synaptic club-bound breathables like 'Horizon Vertical' and 'Triode', and ending on the bitter stretchy-synth lament that is Nimp's remix.
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 in stock $43.07
After The Dance Phone Home
Cat: ATD 1CD. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Phone Home
Alldee People Emerge
Mood 4
Rain Dots
Sun Dots
Deneb Interlude
Gravitas 2
Review: Titled after Marvin Gaye's soulful 'After the Dance,' Detroit producer Scott Grooves delved into a realm beyond the dancefloor with his contribution to an exhibition by Elysia Borowy in September last year. It showcased six installations that explore experimental expressionism in visual arts and electronic music. Grooves' work critiques capitalist culture and draws from afrofuturism, creating a captivating dialogue on consumerism and futuristic themes across six thought-provoking installations: Sweet Dreams Anakin, Foot Work, Vinyl, For All-Dee People, Yellow Sun Bricks and Found Sound. These pieces challenge viewers to reflect on modern humanity, bridging the gap between observer and artwork and now the deeply absorbing, cathartic ambient music from the show arrives on CD.
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 in stock $20.20
After The Dance Phone Home
Cat: ATD 1CASSETTE. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Phone Home
Alldee People Emerge
Mood 4
Rain Dots
Sun Dots
Deneb Interlude
Gravitas 2
Review: Originally part of an exhibition curated by Elysia Borowy last September, Scott Grooves' contribution to After The Dance transcends the dancefloor, exploring experimental expressionism in visual arts and electronic music. Critiquing capitalist culture and drawing from afrofuturism, his work prompts reflection on consumerism and futuristic themes. The CD release features deep ambient pieces that caccaompnied six thought-provoking installations: Sweet Dreams Anakin, Foot Work, Vinyl, For All-Dee People, Yellow Sun Bricks, and Found Sound. It shows another side to the deep house don's work and is just as essential.
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 in stock $20.20
The Moon & The Orient
The Moon & The Orient (limited gatefold LP)
Cat: DONO 00821. Rel: 22 Jul 24
Flaschengeist (2:45)
Come With Me Mambo (2:35)
Sweet Surrender (2:54)
Dating Line (3:48)
Someday (2:42)
Bring On The Thrill (2:45)
Phantomas (feat Lucy Mcevil) (3:20)
Sweetest Lies (3:34)
You Drive Me Crazy (3:22)
Tonight Is The Night (feat Zeebee) (4:09)
After You've Gone (2:39)
So It Shall Be (Flying Cobra) (4:20)
 in stock $26.39
New Preorders
Floating Mountains
Cat: SILK 132LP. Rel: 06 Sep 24
Floating Mountains (6:09)
Ancient Fish (5:12)
Hidden Wave (4:16)
Quarry (5:19)
Lantern Reflection (6:40)
Water Reverberation (5:22)
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est. release 06 Sep 24 $24.23
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