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Juno Recommends Downtempo

Juno Recommends Downtempo

Juno Recommends Downtempo/Balearic May 2019
3 Jun 2019
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Cat: IFEEL 070. Rel: 20 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Galileo (5:25)
  2. Low Lying Fruit (5:42)
  3. The Rowing Song (5:40)
  4. Xarraco (5:20)
Review: Said to have been created after a long period of writer's block, Mark Barrott wrote much of Sketches From A Distant Ocean when he returned to his former home of Uruguay for the first time in a long while. The long break is said to have taught him about the value of self-expression and connection, and he returned to work with an invigorated enthusiasm. This has certainly paid off, as Sketches From A Distant Ocean shines through musically. Our picks are the sun kissed balearica of "Galileo", bossa nova-inflected island dreams of "Low Lying Fruit" and the evocative trip-hop journey of "The Rowing Song", which calls to mind his earlier output from the '90s as Future Loop Foundation.
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 in stock $11.09
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Cat: BLAOS 001. Rel: 27 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Hold On (extended mix) (7:11)
  2. Dreams (4:38)
  3. Hold On (single version) (3:46)
Review: First released in 1987, Stephane Severac's sun-kissed European pop gem "Hold On" has long been regarded as something of an under-appreciated classic by those DJs of a Balearic persuasion. This new edition replicates the track listing of the original 12", opening with the evocative extended version. This builds in stages, opening with Chic inspired guitars and dreamy synth chords before introducing a poolside-friendly groove, snaking saxophone solos and Severac's heavily accented vocal. Over on side B you'll find the shorter "Single Version" - less sax, but just as much eyes-closed vocal action from Severac - and "Dreams", a bonus cut that sounds like his take on Duran Duran's mid-'80s big studio synth-pop sound.
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 in stock $13.80
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Cat: WONDER 135. Rel: 27 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Alegria (Nicola Cruz remix) (5:52)
  2. Ilalo (feat Mateo Kingman - Baiuca remix) (4:46)
  3. Los Pastores (Rafael Aragon remix) (6:21)
  4. Baru (El Buho remix) (4:46)
 in stock $12.17
4
Cat: AR 016. Rel: 13 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. The Closest Friend
  2. And I Touch, & I Give
  3. Donne Di Gauguin
  4. Kaunis Maa
  5. La Bellezza Di Un Gesto Astratto
  6. Passeggera
  7. The Closest Friend (Simon Peter Special remix)
Review: Archeo trumps once again with a stunning reissue of Riccardo Giagni's highly desirable 1988 masterpiece "Kaunis Maa". It's a subtle, refined body of work that places Giagni's delicate guitar refrains front and centre, with a hazy mist of atmospheric synth pads drifting in the middle distance. The title track is especially sublime, folding dreamy exotica tones into the pastoral sound palette with stunning results. Alongside the six original pieces, Archeo have also commissioned a special, Balearically charged remix from Claremont 56 artist Simon Peter
 in stock $32.45
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Cat: HVNLP 8SE. Rel: 20 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Urban Clearway (3:58)
  2. Former Lover (3:49)
  3. Hug My Soul (4:09)
  4. Like A Motorway (5:43)
  5. On The Shore (4:06)
  6. Marble Lions (4:36)
  7. Pale Movie (3:46)
  8. Cool Kids Of Death (5:49)
  9. Western Wind/Tankerville (7:14)
  10. The Boy Scouts Of America (2:57)
  11. Urban Clearway (demo) (5:28)
  12. Black Horse Latituda (4:19)
  13. I Buy American Records (2:48)
  14. Hate Your Drug (3:40)
  15. You Know I Miss You When You're Gone (2:58)
  16. Hug My Soul (demo) (4:25)
  17. The Wedding Of Stacey Dorning (2:48)
  18. Sushi Rider (2:59)
  19. Deborah' Sfrench Feast (2:14)
  20. Pale Movie (demo) (4:22)
  21. La Poupee Qui Fait Non (No No No) (3:56)
  22. Highgate Road Incident (2:12)
  23. Urban Clearway
  24. Like A Motorway (Bass)
  25. Former Lover (intro Chat)
  26. Western Wind (feat Stephen Duffy)
  27. The Boy Scouts Of America (Lynch Frost Bed)
  28. Cool Kids Of Death (Sven Verse)
  29. Hug My Soul (Vibes & Strings)
  30. Tankerville (Orchestra)
  31. Like A Motorway (Fragments)
  32. Pale Movie (Guitar Solo)
  33. The Boy Scouts Of America (Orchestra)
  34. Marble Lions (feat Sarah - Orchestra)
  35. Tiger Bay (Coda)
Review: On its initial release in 1994, St Etienne member Bob Stanley described "Tiger Bay" - the band's third studio set - as "an album of modern folk songs done in 20th century styles". It was, though, much more than that; while opener "Urban Clearway" sounds like Kraftwerk, "Hug My Soul" and "Like a Motorway" akin to the Pet Shop Boys and "Cool Kids Of Death" reminiscent of Giorgio Moroder, the rest of the album is far more pastoral in tone, with luscious instrumentation and traditional folk melodies coming to the fore. As this expansive 25th anniversary reissue proves, the album remains a timeless classic. As well as the original album, this box set contains a wealth of bonus tracks, demos and "work in progress" cuts that shine further light on the album's gestation.
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 in stock $63.83
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Cat: C56LP 013. Rel: 27 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Little River (5:32)
  2. Interaction (5:35)
  3. One Happy Day (4:20)
  4. Befreit (5:55)
  5. Thinking Of You (4:45)
  6. The Good Fight (5:49)
  7. Pulsa (4:11)
  8. Transpose (3:42)
  9. Fading Away (5:18)
  10. Lady Sun (10:03)
  11. Night Talk (4:31)
 in stock $23.54
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BMG
Cat: 405053 8469653. Rel: 13 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Another Universe (6:44)
  2. Buried In The Sand (5:26)
  3. End Of World Party (4:05)
  4. Kyoto (5:16)
  5. Ark (5:51)
  6. Boy/Girl (3:28)
  7. Deep State (5:44)
  8. Empty Skies (5:15)
  9. Happy Sad (5:30)
  10. So Long, Goodbye (4:45)
  11. Last One Out (Turn The Lights Off) (5:59)
 in stock $22.11
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Cat: AR 016MARBLE. Rel: 13 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. The Closest Friend
  2. And I Touch, & I Give
  3. Donne Di Gauguin
  4. Kaunis Maa
  5. La Bellezza Di Un Gesto Astratto
  6. Passeggera
  7. The Closest Friend (Simon Peter Special remix)
Review: Archeo trumps once again with a stunning reissue of Riccardo Giagni's highly desirable 1988 masterpiece "Kaunis Maa". It's a subtle, refined body of work that places Giagni's delicate guitar refrains front and centre, with a hazy mist of atmospheric synth pads drifting in the middle distance. The title track is especially sublime, folding dreamy exotica tones into the pastoral sound palette with stunning results. Alongside the six original pieces, Archeo have also commissioned a special, Balearically charged remix from Claremont 56 artist Simon Peter.
 in stock $36.78
9
Cat: LER 1019. Rel: 27 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Back To Motherland (6:10)
  2. Ancestral Call (7:56)
  3. Okokobioko (6:36)
  4. Abuja (6:20)
 in stock $19.47
10
Cat: KETIOV 004. Rel: 20 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Kindness (4:06)
  2. The Wait (3:51)
  3. Nothing Is For Free (2:14)
  4. Dual Morality (4:54)
  5. Life Chapters (5:20)
  6. Broken Heart Vessel (3:32)
  7. Record Of Thoughts (3:33)
  8. Nocontext (2:43)
  9. Complexity Of Life (5:04)
  10. Today (3:58)
out of stock $15.60
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Cat: HRLP 029. Rel: 27 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Leji (4:13)
  2. Horridula (4:51)
  3. Ayatori (4:37)
  4. Atatabitata (4:59)
  5. Teami No Onpu (4:36)
  6. Rikisha (3:52)
  7. Kakashi (5:12)
  8. Polaris (3:34)
 in stock $49.77
12
Cat: HTH 103. Rel: 06 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
  1. Keening (3:42)
  2. Rip (3:01)
  3. Heavy Heart (4:22)
  4. Horizon (4:36)
  5. Spinners (2:35)
  6. Ribcage (4:07)
  7. Black Widow (3:42)
  8. Surrender (3:48)
  9. Tear Your Eyes (4:02)
  10. Threnody (2:32)
  11. Wraith (5:10)
  12. Silence (1:47)
 in stock $18.12
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