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ARTIST
TITLE
Travelling Music
FORMAT
12"

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CATALOG #
FEELI 004EP FEELI 004EP
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RELEASE DATE
7/8/2022

International Feel founder and guru of the sunset soundtrack, Mark Barrott returns with a new EP entitled Travelling Music. After spending the last few years writing and producing for other people, Mark is focusing his creative efforts inwards & rediscovering his own musical compass, calling it "the best medicine and therapy there is". It's this energy he looks forward to sharing via a number of releases over the coming months, including a new La Torre compilation, a series of Bandcamp only releases, the soundtrack to a new Japanese documentary (蒸発) and this new vinyl release, Travelling Music. He refers to the title track as Balearic trance. Not in the overblown Dutch sense, but trance as a metaphor/mechanism for an altered state, through hypnotic unraveling synth lines and a dash of wonkiness thrown in for good measure. Elsewhere on the EP, "Arcade Scene" flexes its melodic Italo dance moves with a slight nod to New Order, but a version of the group that's beamed in from an alternate reality, where The Ha├žienda was called Il Tesoro and relocated to Ancona via a Gerd Janson DJ set circa 1991. "Chillin' 4 Work" channels Aphex Twin from his easy listening Gentle People remix era, with added Sketches from an Island/Ry Cooder-esque guitars and the reprise of "Travelling Music" already feels like a La Torre sunset classic, bouncing with sequenced polyrhythmic arpeggios, before gently evaporating into a Vangelis-meets-Edgar Froese heat haze. As with most of his work, Barrott calls this folk music -- the telling of stories from everyday life and being Ibizan in origin, there are always a lot of varied and crazy stories to tell, but this chapter in particular feels like a deep burnt therapeutic transmission straight from the heart.