Category Archives: Balearica

PHONOPHANI ANIMAL IMAGINATION. 

Phonophani-Animal Imagination. Label: Hubro Music. Just like many other Norwegian musicians, Espen Sommer Eide has always divided his time between a variety of different projects. That has been the case throughout a career that has spanned three decades. It’s certainly been the case since 2010, when Phonophani, which is Espen Sommer Eide’s occasional musical moniker, …

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MANUEL GOTTSCHING-E2-E4

MANUEL GOTTSCHING-E2-E4 It was late 1981, when Manuel Göttsching returned home after a lengthy tour with Klaus Schulze. The two pioneers of the Berlin School of electronic music had spent much of 1981 touring their latest albums.  Manuel Göttsching’s most recent album was Belle Alliance. This was his fifth solo album, and the fourth to …

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PSYCHEMAGIC-DIABOLICAL SYNTHETIC FANTASIA.

PSYCHEMAGIC-DIABOLICAL SYNTHETIC FANTASIA. There are many artists who I’d describe as enigmatic. When it comes to producers and DJs, there aren’t as many. Falling into the category of enigmatic are Psychemagik. They’ve definitely ticked the no publicity box. This means many people won’t have heard of the legendary crate-digging, production and DJ-ing team. That’s means …

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ALMUNIA-PULSAR.

ALMUNIA-PULSAR. Often when I’m looking for new music, it’s an album cover that grabs my attention. That was the case with Almunia’s new album Pulsar. It was released on Paul Murphy’s Claremont 56 label, on 27th May 2013. Released without publicity or fanfare, Almunia’s sophomore album Pulsar was a low key release to say the …

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PSYCHEMAGIK PRESENTS MAGIK SUNRISE.

PSYCHEMAGIK PRESENTS MAGIK SUNRISE. By far, one of the best compilations of 2012 was Leng Records’ Psychemagik Presents Magic Circles. Released in October 2012, it’s best described as a compelling and captivating collection of music. Not only that, but it brought new meaning to the word eclectic. Fusing cosmic disco, Balearica, psychedelic funk, ambient, soul, …

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BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2012 PART TWO-JUNE TO DECEMBER.

BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2012 PART TWO-JUNE TO DECEMBER. JOHNICK-YOU KNOW HOW WE DEW. One of the most eagerly awaited compilations of 2012, was JohNick’s You Know How We Dew, released by BBE Music in August 2012. You Know How We Dew was a double-album featuring twenty-two tracks from Johnick, Johnny D’s collaboration with Nicky Palermo. …

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INTERNATIONAL FEEL-A COMPILATION.

INTERNATIONAL FEEL-A COMPILATION. During my whistle-stop, worldwide search for new, exciting and innovative compilations, I’ve reviewed compilations from all over the world. Recently, this has included compilations from record labels based not only in the UK and US, but Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Japan. Next stop is Uruguay, home to International Feel Recordings. International Feel was …

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