It's been some three years since Phil Mison last graced the world with some original material as Cantoma, and fans will be glad to hear that the producer is preparing a third album for release in October. Some advance insight into how it will turn out is afforded with this EP release of lead single Alive that features the silky vocal talents of Bing Ji Ling. The crooning alter ego of fuzzy headed Phenomenal Handclap Band member Quinn Luke, Bing Ji Ling is the perfect vocal foil to Mison's guitar flecked arrangement which is bound to feature on many an upcoming Balearic compilation. Meanwhile Mison's Reverso 69 partner in crime Pete Herbert delivers a glistening discoid take on "Just Landed".
Sam Shepherd - the producer behind Floating Points (and label boss of Eklo and Pluto) spent some time with his band in the Mojave Desert last summer, where he composed a new piece called Reflections - Mojave Desert. Shepherd shares one of the first efforts from this project entitled. "Silurian Blue" a drifting and ethereal psych/kosmic journey calling to mind the work of early prog/experimental rock greats. Top!