Eclectics is a south coast label we’ve been following closely, in high part due to their commitment to – as the name suggests – wondrous eclectic sounds from across the balearic and disco spectrum. Love Vol.1 is their first full-length comp, released today on all major outlets, with ten tracks from ten producers who embody the Eclectics vision
Andres y Xavi’s ‘My Alibi’ is a wild west dreamscape of cosmic calibre. ‘Caribu’ by James Bright – mid-morning balearica for when the double espresso kicks in. Museum Level’s ‘Hollow Mountain’, incantations from a far-off land where the sun sets twice a day. Guy Mayaan’s ‘Dreaming’ wraps you in the aurora of ambient house stylings reminiscent of The Orb. ‘Low’ by Rollmottle, driving a Tesla through Blade Runner LA.
Faint Waves bring the piano house of ‘Es Paradis’, uplifting with a twinge of melancholy. Then Ondata’s ‘Galactic Gaucho’, a trippy, bouncy scandodisco-soused adventure through lights and visions of a day in paradise. Dany Dorado delivers ‘Cable a Tierra’ where rabbits peep up behind the hills as night sets in slowly. A remix from Tony Johns, who works Sam Backhouse’s ‘Sunday Rain’ into a percussive retelling of the time when he sat looking at raindrops trickle down the window and imagined a night in the Amazon. Finally ‘Far Away Star’ by Third Floor Tiger that begins with a lugubrious strings section and segues into a midtempo reflection on the vastness of the cosmos.
This compilation reads as an incantation to something higher, a ‘slow, unhurried determination’ in the pursuit of love, and it’s out today (July 20th) for your listening pleasure.