MAGIC MIX

soundtracks . library music . exotica . easy

WEEK STARTING 15 Mar

Genre pick of the week Cover of Osmos (Movements) by New World Science.
New World Science's Osmos (Movements) is a sincere foray into fourth-world fantasy, where disparate synthesizer styles are tied together by harmonized saxophone musings. Comprised of four recordings/jams between Francis Latreille (Priori–mastermind behind the project), Adam Feingold (Ex-Terrestrial), and Emmanuel Thibau, and featuring appearances by Phoebe Guillemot (Ramzi) and Richard Wenger (R Weng), these multi-stream compositions float in the uncertain spaces between electronic and acoustic, improvisation and production, old and new. Beautiful, subtle, and entrancing compositions suited to suborbital meditations. 

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Priori, Ex-Terrestrial and Emmanuel Thibau use Jon Hassell as a spirit guide here, navigating imaginary brushland, rainforest and desert. Meeting Ramzi and R Weng on the way, this group of Canadian producers craft a gorgeous LP for fans of ambient, esoteric and Balearic moods.

Stroom's restless release schedule continues to excite and amaze, in terms of both quantity and quality. The labels 5th release of 2019 (that's so far, there are two more titles slated for March), is a heroic dose of head music from Bruges musician Aponogeton, who makes his vinyl debut after a 2016 cassette and digital EP in 2017. As befits an artist named after an aquatic plant, "A Place Of Solace" is a deep and immersive creature, composed during a period of inner and outer reflection. Moods range from the intense (eventually) propulsive "Prologue" to the celestial calm of "The Night Sky Is Falling", by way of the anxiety ridden "This Concerns You" and "Artemievs Dream", but the message remains the same - turn on, tune in and engage your brain.

Various Artists

Dusty Ballroom Volume 2

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