|1.||"Shamal Wind" (8:41)|
|2.||"Snake Eyes" (6:30)|
|3.||"Soho Strut" (4:14)|
|1.||"The Mirage" (feat Matthew Halsall) (8:26)|
|2.||"Barrio 71" (6:24)|
|3.||"Rebel No 23" (6:08)|
Chip Wickham, who usually goes by the first name of Roger, returns to Madrid's excellent Lovemonk label with a mini LP to inaugurare the start of summer, which means a start to some pretty killer shades of balearica! In fairness, however, this album and the man's sound are much more in line with the jazzy end of the spectrum, breaking beats and forming new, forward-thinking arrangements. For instance, the opening "Shamal Wind" is a wonderful excursion into dreamier realms of the flute, while "Snake Eyes" picks up the tempo and makes way for an album thy can be plaid on your headphones, out on the car speakers, and most certainly in the dance! A wonderfully composed piece of music from a rising talent of true broken beat.
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