Paradise Lost by Faint Waves… eclectics music… out 6|08|18.

FAINT WAVES NEW EP ON ECLECTICS IS THE STUFF OF DREAMS

Eclectics has been quietly getting on with the business of releasing essential music for over a year now, establishing itself as a label that has quality as the only constant in a wide-ranging back catalogue. 

This latest release is no exception, but that’s not to say it isn’t exceptional. All the way from Daytona Beach in Florida, Justin Weems aka Faint Waves, brings music to fall for in a big way.

“Paradise Lost” begins with metronomic bongos before a pillow of bass provides the softest of landings for the incoming, chiming notes to fall on. A softly plucked guitar picks up the melodic themes, busy without rushing, it’s all about pace, not haste. It’s music that is truly transportative, evoking rich summer sunsets, gentle breezes and utter contentment.

“Sea of Dreams” carries through these sonic structures and tell-tale tones with another spectacularly soporific journey. This time, with a muted horn section and gentle vibraphone spreading out the chords and filling in the spaces.

The Dream Chimney dub mix of “Paradise Lost” shows a very different side with drums and handclaps that are full of 80s pop and true Balearic spirit. The keyboards and guitar of the original appear as echoed moments, pinballing around the song as you sway from side to side aware of nothing but the music and your own grin. Music for the self, not the selfies.

Anthony Puglisi, otherwise known Rollmottle (SENTRALL RECORDS), ratchets things up further still with a remix of “Sea of Dreams” that moves from a twitchy, insistent beginning to arpeggiated bassline bliss. The deep, slow-hammer of the low register adds an urgency to proceedings that engages the listener with the original elements in an entirely different way. In other words, it’s exactly what a remix should be.

eclectics release ec0007 by Faint Waves on 6|08|2018

For more info on Eclectics visit: eclectics.bandcamp.com/music

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Bombo Espacio Ep | Aimes | Reviews | Clips |Out Now…

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eclectics reach their half dozen with an EP from Aimes (Rothmans, Wonder Stories), otherwise known as Aman Ellis. With a reputation for exquisite, subtle psychedelic backgrounds and carefully constructed grooves, his music has also proved irresistible for others to reinterpret. In fact, Brassica’s remix of “Tunnel Down” for Rothmans is up there with any you might care to mention. And we mean any.

Here, it is the turn of Coyote and the legendary Chris Coco to paint Aimes’ superb originals in their own colours and the results, as you might expect, are stunning.

The original of “Bombo Espacio” marries Aimes’ innate understanding of space in melody with counterpoints between high-reaching keys and echoed pads locked into place by a determinedly shuffling groove.

“You Should Be Feeling Wonderful” takes a rather more louche approach, as sounds swirl around us, putting us at the very centre of things. A synthesized choir calls out as echoed reverberations reply through the rolling drums and a calming voice tells us that we should be feeling… well, we’re sure you can guess.

“Sun Lit Lazy” is a real departure. While still showcasing Aimes’ head-spinning production and his ability to imbue seemingly sleepy soundscapes with endless energy and purpose, it’s guitars that are at the heart of this composition. The chiming melodies that rise and fall are the stuff of the hinterland between night and daybreak, sunlight falling on closed eyelids and the first rays of sun on the skin.

For his remix of “Bombo Espacio”, Chris Coco takes a stripped back approach, reigning back the drums, letting the echoed synth breathe more deeply and giving the melody space, and reason, to roam. In doing so, he has crafted a piece of music so warm it could melt snow. Or the coldest of hearts.

Taking remix duties on “Sun Lit Lazy” are Coyote. Keeping the guitars, they shift the beat just enough to give it a live feel, a trick they follow through expertly throughout the track. The end result feels more like a cover version than a remix like a remix – if you’re looking for a reference point then Etienne De Crecy’s Super Discount project is as good a place as any to start.

credits:  Mastering K-Effect/Aman Ellis.

“AIMES is the production moniker and musical alter ego of Alabama born, Brooklyn resident, Aman Ellis. Fresh off releases on Wonder Stories, Spa In Disco and Pole Position, his signature brand of “spacey disco” with synth-pop sensibilities is on fine display once again for new imprint eclectics who rein him in to follow up great releases recently by James Rod, Mr BC and Coyote. Featuring the deeply emotive boogie-down antics of “You Should Be Feeling Wonderful , the sunkissed balearica of “Sun Lit Lazy” and a couple of pretty awesome remixes. Our favourite was certainly by the UK legend Chris Coco who serves up blissful, neon-lit island dream on his fabulous rendition here of “Bomba Espacio”. -Juno Downloads

 

Pourquoi ep by Field Of Dreams, landing on Pleasure Unit… 21st May

“Field Of Dreams – Pourquoi – Pleasure Unit

Another E.P. on Pleasure Unit that puts Bowie-esque vocals with New Beat stomp (think Airplane Crashers, Techno Bert). On Pourquoi a foxy French female`s whispered words soften the Electro. Riding an old school Marshall Jefferson B-line, as it gathers momentum, it pulls in David Morales Red Zone synth stabs while a 303 slowly gets out of hand. – Ban Ban Ton Ton

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Field of dreams are Field Theory’s Chris Kentish and DJ Al Mackenzie. Chris has recently had tracks on respected labels such as Futureboogie and Secret Life gaining rave reviews and even garnering plays on BBC radio 6 Music. Al has been a DJ since the late 80s, now resident at Birminghams Great Outdoors. He’s made numerous records over the years but will probably be remembered primarily for his 90s band D:ream making number one all over the world and remixing for EMF and Duran Duran amongst others. Bumping into each other in the street one day and realising they lived opposite each other, they seized upon the chance to combine their favourite passions, making music and drinking.

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eclec0099 | ANDY WILSON | 24|04|2018

Andy Wilson belongs to that rare breed of Balearic DJs who actually live in the Balearics. One-time teenagepost-punker from Manchester, with four John Peel Sessions and numerous toursunder his belt by the age of 18, Andy began DJing in 1991, a natural
progression after years of making mix-tapes and spending a fortune on vinyl.The 90’s were spent travelling the world , heavily involved with the free party
scene in Thailand and as an integral part of London’s notorious Sancho Panza
crew, specialists in the best warehouse and boat parties. A move to Ibiza in
1999 saw him DJ at most of the main clubs and take over the island’s only
English language radio programme.In 2004, Andy helped launch Ibiza GlobalRadio hosting nightly shows for two seasons before leaving to co-found IbizaSonica in 2006 where he ran the programming and produced shows for legends suchas Jose Padilla, Nightmares On Wax, Louie Vega and many more as well aspresenting a daily show and DJing in most of the island’s clubs . He now worksat Sonica as a freelance producer and music consultant , with his radio showBalearia being one of the most popular at the station, which now boasts over 12million listeners a month .He DJs and broadcasts regularly but you’re morelikely to find him behind the decks at exclusive parties or soundtracking the sunsets at outdoor venues on and off Ibiza than in a big club.

Find him on

www.ibizasonica.com

http://www.mixcloud.com/tag/andy-wilson/

https://www.facebook.com/andywilsonibiza

https://twitter.com/wilson_ibiza

Review : José Manuel – Human Behaviour. Drops 20th April on Clandestino. [Clan005]

For Clandestino’s fifth offering Berlin’s Italiano in residence José Manuel drops his unique strain of exotic club music; once again exploring deep, ritualistic and tribal influences to great dramatic effect. ‘Human Behaviour’ is a woozy nine minute opus.
Rich in atmospherics, chanting and ethnic flutes. Clandestino’s remix refines the track for the dance-floor, retaining the atmosphere and injecting a driving 303 line and jamming Afro keys.Upping the tempo on ‘Bangalore’ a great ethnic guitar hook drives along the groove while disorienting chants and tribal percussion flutter underneath.
Mushrooms Project turn out an essential blissful sundown version by extending out the pads and adding gentle warm keys
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