Andres Y Xavi

Sounds From The Secret Bar

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Record Label
Hollis Recordings

About this item

The second album from Brighton based Balearic duo Andres y Xavi. This time with a little help from Rolo McGinty of Peel faves and Balearic Beat legends The Woodentops. This is a love letter to the forgotten side of Ibiza: dusty lanes, olive groves and clearings with sea views that go on for miles.

10 original compositions plus a cover of Talk Talk’s Renee.

The self released and distributed first album found favour with Balearic DJs across the world. Lead track ‘My alibi’ was picked out by the likes of Kenneth Bager, Danny Psychmagik and ‘Never seen Ibiza’ was a firm favourite of Phat Phil Cooper and Balearic Ultras.

Rolo adds guitar and vocals and a Woodentops vibe to two tracks on the album ‘What do you see in me?’ and ‘Walking in the sun’, his personal tribute to Jose Padilla.

First album received support from Kenneth Bager (Music for Dreams), Phat Phil Cooper (NuNorthernSoul), Chris Coco, Mike Salta, Leo Mas, Balearic Ultras, David Pickering (OneMillionSunsets) and many more!

And was described by Dr Rob (Ban Ban Ton Ton) as "Smokey Muscle Shoals organ plays, strings swoon, and Kosmische synths blink like distant stars... an overall “vibe” somewhere between Mo`Wax and the Sunday Best of Bent and Dan Mass... adorned by cascading Indie “neo-acoustic” guitar jangle. Like The Stone Roses by way of Horsebeach.

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Brighton's Balearic flagbearers Andres Y Xavi mark the start of summer with this glorious sophomore offering, an 11 track stroll down coastal paths to tranquil waters. Blissed out electronics recall the heyday of Downbeat, while the gentle jangle adds a little of that C86 static to these vibrant vignettes.

TRACK LISTING

A1. A Sunny Morning At The Ashram
A2. Out On The Step
A3. Turn Left At The Egg
B1. Good News
B2. Not A Cloud On The Horizon
B3. What Do You See In Me?
C1. Raise
C2. Renee
C3. Perfect Timing
D1. Babel
D2. Walking In The Sun

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