Ray Noble & His Orchestra - "Who Walks In When I Walk Out" - (3:08) 106 BPM
The Six Swingers - "Your Mother's Son-In-Law" - (3:11) 89 BPM
The Raoc Blue Rockets Dance Orchestra - "A Zoot Suit (For My Sunday Gal)" - (3:10) 83 BPM
If you put this album on and expect thumping, compressed contemporary beats to kick in over the vintage sounds, you'll be waiting a long time! Yep this time round Barely Breaking Even have caught us on the wrong foot, delivering a bumper packed electro-swing compilation - without the electro! Instead we get over 20 largely instrumental sepia-tined dance cuts from England and Switzerland, ranging from jazz to ragtime and swing. Get your zoot suit groove on!
There seems to be an abundance of great uplifting melodic trance out there at the moment, which is lovely to see (and hear). Yet another fine moment to add to this is a new two track EP from Overseas. Following on from 'Liberty Island' and 'Apasia' we are treated to yet more awe-inspiring musical magic and emotiveness. 'Fallback' leads the way with its blissful synth patterns and wonderfully warming pads keeping plenty of oomph in the pacey percussion and classic rolling bassline. On the flip for 'Lot of Nothing' he drops down the bpm and euphoria somewhat for a stunning progger. Fear not those with a penchant for uplifting, as The Noble Six is on hand to cover that base.