Oto No Wa (Selected Sounds Of Japan 1988-2018) 27.03.20 *
The latest chapter of The Serious Collector Series of Music For Dreams is another Balearic-centric compilation, better a Pacific-centric harmonization between the practices of the Balearic sounds, sunsets and global tastes. The three compilers are no strangers to the genre's community and their studies into the music and its industry are highly graded. As it covers a period of since the Summer Love is slightly tamed for a proggress of Balearic, downtempo, chill out and ambient state of how the sound can be choose as Balearic globally. As I know Ken Hidaka since I was collaborating to compiled with Energy Production compilation of ''Tokyo Fashion Distric'', Dr Ban Ban Ton Ton Rob from famous and encyglopedic blogs and Max Essa since his Bear Funk album I know what I was to expect. But I don't know how to say, I was expecting something different and in fact I faced something extremely familiar.
The sequence of the compilation is offering a great listening experience as its Balearic instrumentation remains impressively high since the beginning. Including some of my favourite first decade of the century Japanese tunes like Kentaro Takizawa's ''Gradual Life'' and Little Big Bee's ''Scuba'', both parts from my favourite ''Silent Dream'' mixed compilation series by Takamiya Eitetsu, Flower Records head. From the same label, my fave label from Japan, Coastlines's (their LP nomimated as the best album of 2019 by me) debut release ''East Dry River'' compiled as well. Karel Arbus & Eiji Takamatsu's ''Coco & The Fish'' which taken from their Jansen Jardin debut cassette is delighting the project. Kazuya Kotani's ''Fatima'' one of the many tunes that never heard before is gradually builds as the introduction of 'Cafe Del Mar,' 'Real Ibiza' and 'Silent Dream' that we loved. The rest release are completing ambient micro-cosmos, wooden percussive hits and oceanic dub tunes that their even melancholic view are beautiful pieces for these isolating days we are living. - DJ Nova, Balearic For You **
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