After a career spanning more than 25 years John Beltran lands on the Belgian De:tuned label with the long-awaited follow-up album to his widely acclaimed classic 90s masterpiece "Ten Days of Blue". On "Moth" Beltran opens his heart by combining melody, emotion and soul with infectious grooves. As such he lays down the definitive and timeless Detroit sound with a clear nod to the early innovators. From 4/4 dance floor burners to tribal shufflers and ambient interludes, "Moth" is a well-balanced journey full of blissful atmosphere for both the mind and feet.
With typically poetic, timeless form, Ekster provide a subtle, meditative backing track to modern times, trustingly sequencing the vibe for an unchallenging yet curious selection that hinges around two tracks from Roman Hiele - the bubbling vignette Buchla For Sunday and the gently unfolding, airborne tapestry of Birdwatching - alongside fine showing from their Belgian label family including Hantrax, with the chiming electro-jazz nocturne Walking With Raven, and Elko Blijweert on the sweetly Crepuscular Verletzetes Reh.
Mothball Record continue to branch out from their Italo-disco roots while staying true to a high quality of unique and obscure music. This latest release is a collection of 90s rave and hardcore inspired tracks with an unmistakable euphoric/melancholic Dutch flavor from mysterious producer Ruud Jansen. No less than six strong and diverse tracks provide options for all occasions, from home listening to techno parade.
Saturn FC and Intergalactic Kalahari Oysters have agreed to the loan of the player Interplanetary Criminal for the next EP on Kalahari Oyster Cult, pending the relevant mental health check-up. Intergalactic Kalahari Oysters reserves the right to purchase the player when comes the end of the world.
Vercetti Technicolor and Antoni Maiovvi's Giallo Disco continues to strut its stuff and impress with fervor, this time enabled by the sounds of newcomer Mr.Eff. The enigmatic producer debuts with a sublime LP of neo-romanticism and eerie elector glory, sounding a lot like the sort of material that would land magnificently on the back of a film soundtrack. Much like the recent sounds of Stranger Things' score, this is mood music for the mood people, coming through with vast landscapes of synths and warm drum machine beats, blurring the lines between atmospherics and dance music.
All tracks were produced during a one-off session on the shores of Bretagne, more specifically on Le Cap De La Chevre, using solely a MPC, a Korg 03RW and a TX7, all connected to a portable generator. Bottles of white wine and a consequent amount of oysters were also directly involved in the process.