Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dream House Tropicana Volume 1 - Various Artists (Blind Jacks Journey)

Title: Dream House Tropicana Volume 1
Artist: V/A
Label: Blind Jacks Journey
Cat Number: TROP001
Genre: Art House Vibes

1: Moments – RNR
2: Moments (Vox Tool) – RNR
3: Sunset On The Moon – Mr Fiel
4: Troppppixxxx – Gnork x Luv Jam
5: Back To Reality – Jimini

When you get a promo whose label features a hand-stamped angel fish, that’s got to be a good sign, and then the music starts and it’s everything you hoped it would be. The titles offer a fair indication of the mood within; something which hovers gracefully astride the deep, spiritual, Balearic and cosmic. Blind Jacks Journey and its associated imprints have, to some extent, reinvented a small but significant corner of their house, which has mainly been involved in emphasizing the dreamlike and sublime. ‘Troppppixxxx’ is a slight departure from this, with its synthetic new beat throb tempered by imaginative synth washes. The other tracks, however, stay closer to a more conventional phantasmagorical blueprint. They’re all excellent, but I’m currently wallowing in the simulated arms of Morpheus with ‘Back To Reality’ as my soundtrack.

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