Fresh from 1986 - and recently re-edited by John Talabot - documents do not get any more Balearic than this.... Spanish trio Ishinohana's debut album is rich in cosmic attitude. At points daydreaming while the sand laps at its toes (the lilting nylon strings and soft padded hand drums of "Lucia", the overlapping guitars and galloping refrains of "La Flor De Piedra"), at others a much darker, more spacious star-gazing affair (the Arabic dreams of "El Beso Negro") and at others a heavier rhythmic, floor-minded approach (the lolloping bass and reggae-wise strums of "Variacion 23") this is a timeless document that befits situations and sceneries that existed long before this record was conjured up... And will remain so for generations after. Stunning.
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!