When it comes to contemporary Balearica, nobody does it quite as well as Paul 'Mudd' Murphy's Claremont 56 label. This debut album from newcomers Almunia - Leonardo Ceccanto and Gianluca Salvadori - is a great example. While it ticks many of the 'nu-Balearic' boxes - slo-mo, dubbed-out disco grooves, an ear for the atmospheric and an obsession with cut-glass guitar frippery - it's not your average Balearic by numbers full-length. For every moment of sweet, Smith and Mudd-ish semi-acoustic groovery (see "Until She Comes"), there are three or four others that revolve around echo-laden Peter Green style blues licks, druggy rhythms and contemporary psychedelic wizardry. This off-kilter mix of dark and light elements gives New Moon an attractively intoxicating feel throughout.