La Torre Ibiza Volumen Tres


A secluded gem in Ibiza's now commercial landscape, La Torre is located in Cap Negret, within the picturesque countryside of San Antonio. Picturesque views of the magical Mediterranean sunset intertwine with true Balearic melodies, where like-minded strangers connect with bygone friends. Volumen Tres of La Torre Ibiza is compiled by long term friends Pete Gooding and Mark Barrott. Veterans within the Ibizan landscape, the concept behind the compilation is to reflect the true beginnings of the island's heritage. Old records merge with new boundary pushing productions, but all in-keeping with the theme of the true Balearic soundscape. The compilation begins with "Alsema Dub". The product of Bill Laswell & Jah Wobble's liquid bass ethnicity, a cooing vocal is complimented by the pulse of trumpets as an ethereal synth runs in the background. Berlin based Neapolitan duo Nu Guinea create "'A Voce 'E Napule", an exotic funk-driven number, whilst Canadian native Pacific Coliseum creates the tropical, emotive "Morning at Made's". American alt country icons Lambchop provide a feel-good yet bittersweet anthem in "Up With The People", before psychedelic Australians Tamam Shud create "Bali Waters", a masterpiece from the cult surf movie Morning of the Earth (1972). Downtempo talents Satoshi & Makoto produce the gently-moving "Crepuscule Leger", whilst Mac DeMarco's "On The Level" features soothing, left-of-center vocals and dream-like melodies. The late English punk impresario Malcolm McLaren takes you on an intricate, Asian-inspired journey with "Obatala", before Mark's re-imagination of the classic Tears For Fears track "Head Over Heels" ratchets up the drama and bliss with its widescreen vista. Trance's iconic "Ambiente", released in Germany in 1984, marries Eastern philosophy with Western electronics, before English hauntology talent The Advisory Circle forms a chillingly-beautiful masterpiece with "Sundial". American songwriter and composer Richard Torrance provides the groove-laden, percussion-filled "Anything's Possible", whilst Swing Out Sister's classic "After Hours" transports you into the twilight via its '80s jazz refrains. The penultimate track comes courtesy of Mark Barrott, who's "Mokuso" was inspired by his adventures in rural Japan and Tokyo by night, paving the way for the final selection: Colorama's "Coloured In Remix" of poet and author John Stammers's "Idle I'm".