Review: The third release on the emergent Dreamtime label finds Bobby Bricks and Miskotom sharing precious wax space with their own takes on laid back Balearic house. Bricks is up first, laying down a laid back house chugger propelled by fluttering synth lines that have spent time soaking up plenty of vitamin D. "Amazon Blue" does away with the drums for much of the tune, letting the new age synth tones do all the work before a mellow set of percussion comes loping in. Miskotom has a more nocturnal feel at work on "Star Master", but it's no less plush in its execution, while "Ad Lucem" ramps up fretless bass licks and plastic flute tones for another blissful excursion onto the astral plane.
Review: Canal Life is the debut release of London-based Melbourne Duo Goldie Thorn, a bouncy, filtered disco pop venture influenced by the sounds of the Regents Canal. EMU and AKAI hardware sampler libraries are guided by sweet vocals, bargain digital synths and melodic picked bass. This is also the debut release of there very own Dreamtime Records, Dream Analysis Music. A limited run of 200. Enjoy, Canal Life!
Review: Made 10 years ago in only 2 weeks, The Rev. Thorn's debut LP "Airport West'" brings the world of easy listening Muzak and chilled out disco together. It is his second release on his very own label Dreamtime UK, following Goldie Thorn's "Canal Life". After being played heavily in Melbourne cafes and BBQs, it is now due to make waves across the world. Romantically bitter sweet strings with a vintage disco beat, on an LP journey to heartbreak and back.
Review: Daniel Saxon Judd is plenty prolific as Sorcerer, turning out albums and EPs in abundance on Tirk some ten years ago not to mention more recently landing on Is It Balearic? and Real Balearic, two labels that tell you exactly where his mood is pitched. This five-track EP for Dreamtime keeps the island mindset at the forefront, from the slow and easy "Baked Wave" to the more limber strum-funk of "Drop Shadow". There's some wobbly boogie to enjoy on "Mango Messenger" and MOR grooves of the highest order on "Zoned For Fun" - it's a record swimming in smooth.
Review: The Dreamtime posse are at it again, reaching far and wide across the globe in search of the ultimate tonics for your sunset reveries and sandy soirees. Moon Lovers is loaded with laid back jams from all kinds of producers innately feeling that island vibe, from Bobby Bricks' slow and spacious boogie electro to Venus Express II's tender funk. Dream Digital gets intense on the ambient synth tip, Mad Moon brings a little beat scene trickery to the table and Lethatenique taps up the wavey end of the Balearic dream - there are a lot of different shades across this highly accomplished slab of contemporary Balearic business.