The impressively varied tracks on offer on this latest release from 76 Factor present what's almost a microcosm of Balearic music in three-track form. Opener 'Tru' starts with male voices discussing the history of Ibiza and the Balearic "movement" atop an atmospheric backing, before settling down into a lazy, slo-mo funk groover replete with wistful sax and layered aquatic sounds. 'Slow Lorus' is a deep, dubby cut reminiscent of Smith & Mighty, while completing the EP is 'Surrender', a full-on ambient affair. Between the three, this is an extremely effective weapon to add to your chill-out arsenal.
Norwegian nu-disco producer Cavego, AKA Even Hymer Gillebo, has previously appeared on labels like Youth Control and Get Dancy, and here makes his debut on Belgium's mighty Eskimo imprint with an EP named after the valley where his family have a summer cabin. After the 1:44 intro that is 'Velkomst', he serves up five cuts inspired as much by Italo disco as by the Scandi sounds for which his fellow countrymen have made Norway famous, ranging from the sumptuous synth-pop of 'Hajfell' and the very 80s-sounding 'Farvel' to the irrepressibly sunny 'Var I Ayer' and the tripped-out, chuggy 'Kjeiken'