Backroom Beats Recordings make a welcome return...
... with a sofa surfing selection of beats from the backroom.
Part two is an album of epic lounge proportions covering laidback beats, modern dubs, and chilled grooves: a gentle but building compilation that rises from the classical strings of The Egg's 'Lost At Sea', through Tristan's Fleetwood Mac-esque 'Sapphire Eyes', the grooving house vibes of Finland's Highpersonic Whomen, Ott's Royksopp- like 'Joyful Wonder', up to The Gargoyles psy-beat beauty 'Spacebaby'.
The Backroom Beats artists have all been busy since the first album. The Egg have just returned from playing at the infamous Sundance Film Festival in America; Contraband have had a good reaction to their single 'Monkey Business' on Jive and are due to start on an album soon.
Tristan is on tour in South Africa where he played at the Solar Eclipse Festival in December; Esion Jim has been playing hard as the resident dj at Zeta Bar, Hilton.
Gaudi has just finished remixing the new Simple Minds single and as one half of Orchestral World Groove with DJ Pathaan is appearing regularly in London; and Ott has just finished a stunning new album due for release in May.
The last two artists are special collectives for the album: Gargoyles are Andrew (Interchill Records), Michele Adamson, Ott, and Simon Posford aka Hallucinogen / Shpongle; Hierophant is a unique collaboration of funksters looking for love in all the wrong places, helped along by Ned Scott (The Egg) and Jessica Blake (Moodswings) with a track called, 'Need to Know'.