The term 'Balearic' when attributed to musical style often leaves the most ardent music aficiandos scratching their heads in a confused sweat. Attempting to sum up an infinite set of sounds from disparate backgrounds and eras is no easy task. The original manifesto of what makes something 'Balearic' is a loose definition : there are no rules, anything is everything if you keep under 122BPM.
Dom Thomas embarks on his fourth Brutal Music sonic adventure, celebrating the ambiguity of the genre to craft a sublime personal journey through his own skewed vision of the Balearic sound. A fantasy trip through Balearic Beat, Bongo Rock, Acid Disco and Far Flung Folk. A misty-eyed look back to the embrionic days of Pacha and Cafe del Mar married with dreamy images of Barbet Schroeder's 69 Ibizian paean 'More'.
Dom provides several tracks including dubbed up, smudged and tweaked takes on some deeply psyched-out balearica alongside some essential productions cherry picked from his collection.Surely not to be missed are the early seventies canadian pop hit "Ani Kuni" by Madeline Chartrand, a rocking electric sitar driven, glam'd up version of a native american folk song.