About this item
Let's face it, there's an impossible amount of music out in the world, and sorting the beauties from the beasts is a time consuming task. Lucky then that your local (or global) vinyl pushers at Piccadilly delight in finding the finest music available then making the friendly introductions to your ears. Armed with a magnifying glass and a jam jar, we make like a Year 4 science lesson to find this musical masterpiece, coming, as it does from Berlin imprint Pond Life.
The label's fourth release since its 2018 inception, this highly limited 7" is the work of the mysterious Steady Income Band (who may or may not be M*x Gr**f and good buddy Gl*nn As**o), who take time away from recent forays into electroacoustic hypnosis and rainforest techno to treat us to a pair of power Balearic gems dripping in DX7 charm. On the A-side faux-panpipes, fretless bass and aquatic pads shimmer like a warped VHS copy of Romancing The Stone, slinking into a perfect coastal groove before a blast of Miami Vice guitar heralds the cinematic 80s snare which takes us home. It's far and away the best Balearic 7" we've had in store for aaages, and that's without sampling the skewed tribal electronics of the flipside, a highly mixable addition to any cosmic set. This one gets the highest recommendation!
Patrick says: What an absolute delight! I dunno if I'm allowed to spill the beans on this mysterious duo, but they've been on fire of late with releases on Tax Free and Delta Rain Dance, and this limited 7" delivers an uber Balearic killer on the A-side (synth pipes, oceanic pads, fretless bass, Phil Collins snare) with a wicked tribal electronix workout on the flip. Buy on sight!
A. Track 1
B. Track 2