Balearic Gabba Sound System EP

by Balearic Gabba Sound System

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After taking time out to make the neccessary adjustments, those boffins at CERN boot up their system and set out to solve the last of mankind's burning questions - what happens when you whack two of the best record labels around into the Large Hadron Collider and smush them together at high speed? The answer comes in a glowing, glistening futuristic missive pressed on pristine black vinyl, and you're looking right at it. The stylish Italians behind the excellent Hell Yeah recordings bring their party to New York's inimitable Golf Channel and we're all lucky enough to be taken along for the ride. "Quando" gets us off on the good foot with it's mechanical backbeat, buzzling synths and psychedelic stylings, swirling out the speakers like a Sabres Of Paradise mix of a lost "Screamadelica" session. Morricone guitar lines and trippy female vox cut through the "Smokebelch" dub fx while the serrated synths swell into a mighty wall of noise. The Balearic Gabba Soundsystem harness the balmy vibe of sunset in Tisno for "Adriatic Bolt", marrying boogie bass with blissed out keys for the kind of midtempo cut perfectly suited to a boisterous boat party. Over on the B-side, the Italian ensemble channel their inner Laurie Anderson for the cerebral electronics of "I Don't Care Who You Are". Detached and abstract vocals sit atop writhing wormhole synths and glistening keys on this beatless banger, tripping away wonderfully under the influence of shifting fx. "Quiet Force" brings proceedings to a close in shoulder rolling fashion, topping a lolloping bassline with emotive synths, cinematic piano and a giddy 303 line. It's audio LSD for a sunny afternoon in the park and makes the perfect finish to a killer EP. Golf Channel + Balearic Gabba Soundsystem = Hell Yeah!

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released June 9, 2016

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