Safe Trip Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
To celebrate Amsterdam's annual dance music event ADE, Young Marco's Safe Trip label release this special, limited edition Welcome To Paradise bonus disc featuring two sought after tunes -- neither of which appeared on previous Welcome To paradise compilations. Up to we get Franco F. with 'Ray-Tracing Sauna' and underneath Marika Lenny with Beat Summer (Ambient). A super sweet addition to both volumes of the Italian Dream House records.
‘Dream House’, in case you didn’t know, is a special Italian spin-off of the late-80’s deep house sound: a sort of mediterranean cousin to UK ambient house artists. It’s a gorgeous style with properly blissful vibes and big sweet melodies, and Welcome To Paradise Vol. 1 is an expertly-curated collection of the genre’s highlights. Double LP on Safe Trip.
‘Dream House’, in case you didn’t know, is a special Italian spin-off of the deep house sound: a sort of Mediterranean cousin to UK ambient house artists. It’s a gorgeous style with properly blissful vibes and big sweet melodies, and Welcome To Paradise Vol. 2, which covers the period 1989 to 1993, is an expertly-curated collection of the genre’s highlights. Double LP on Safe Trip.
- Vinyl Double LP (ST003-2)
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- Last copy
I don’t know about you, but when I first read the title of Welcome To Paradise I did so in the voice that kicks off The Avalanches’ seminal Since I Left You. While the music here may come from the worlds of Italo-Disco and Balearic House rather than plunderphonics, there’s certainly a shared vibe between the two records, a pleasingly cerebral halcyon glow with just a tinge of wistfulness. For the third time, Young Marco’s Safe Trip Records have unearthed a load of gems.
As the art suggests, this work is the collaboration of two artists who communicate via telekinesis, but at the time they made this album telekinesis wasn't wireless so you had to hook up to a keyboard. So it cme to pass that Satoshi & Makoto made sounds on the Casio Cor-Poration, crafting largely lowkey works built as ambient but turning out a little bit busier. Is any of this true, who is to say, but this repress might make a Youtube prowler or two quite happy.
The handily rhyming Ben Penn is a Dutch 'agent' who has made what he describes as "inter dimensional higher level funk" using a vocoder to create that true '80s electro vibe. He's an expert on the synthesiser and uses this instrument to create wild retro flourishes to remind you of the time you danced to Hancock (Herbie).
- Vinyl 12" (ST 004)
- £10.99 £6.59 (saving: £4.40)
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Slices taken from a few pies here. With and 80s synth backbone that would suit a straight to VHS film, arpeggiated basslines and cold chords swelling in and out Mirror Image is one for night-time drives. Anasazi plays more on the minimal side, arpeggiated micro phrases playing off one another, drumless, pushing through the analog dust.