Bottin - Artifact 13 [hot off the vinyl presses with a private edition, Manifesto Balearico" killer !!
ARTIFACT is again hot off the vinyl presses with a private edition, curated by stalwart editor BOTTIN. First off, "Manifesto Balearico" does exactly what it says: providing a blueprint of the Balearic Beat genre: thick layers of dreamy keyboards over a lavish mid-tempo groove, topped by a sparse macho voiceover and chanting sirens. With "Palmy Days" we leave the Mediterranean Sea for the ocean and the French West Indies: it's not so much Latin music, but rather sophisticated tropical new wave. On the B side we cross the U.S. of A. for some naughty Californian Hi-NRG treat, better served straight into your ear channel: "Got Headphones?". Finally we head back to Bottin's homeland and explore an Italian city well after dark. "Ok Goodnight!" Buonanotte, amiche care.