The Professor of all things Balearic, Cal Gibson is back with the perfect summer soundtrack for newfound freedom.
JR’s Revenge sees him hooking up with BLAOS Recording for the finest disco nagger this side of NYC. A recurring string makes it super catchy with delays and keys tripping things out.
Could You Like Me More? squelches and chugs as the repeated title refrain brings in some Laurel Canyon melody. Wonky and groovy in equal measure.
Hope I Made You Happy is aural bliss that brings a smile as the sun goes down. Delayed guitars, broken drums and shimmering EFX set the perfect backdrop to the heartfelt vocal.
Music channels the spirit of Lemonjelly with a jazz vocal, rubber bass, subtle keys and sample.
Finally Lonely Am I has a jazz bass rubbing up alongside atmospheric strings, delayed trippy vocals and some lo-fi acid. It shouldn’t work but it does, fantastically.
Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy: “Loving the first mix already – will be getting this on Balearic Breakfast!”
Moodymanc: “Uploading JR’s revenge for radio rotation, thanks!”
Bob Hill (Illicit Grooves): “A lovely spread of tracks here. I look forward to programming some of these in the IllIcit Grooves show on TWR”
Massey: “Top marks all round again….all winners & high hitters, Lonely Am I maybe just pips it but its an all round fantastic release. Top work!”