This Time Around

A 4 track downtempo single (23m 24s) — released July 7th 2014 on Palms & Charms

The first release on new Tokyo and Hong Kong-based label Palms & Charms delivers a Balearic reflection on the paths of our lives through space and time. The title track sets a tropical scene, with a Riviera feel.

On side B, 'Feel the Wheel' is an instrumental rumination on the experience of work. The staccato sounds of Afro-Cuban bata punctuate a slice of understated synth-funk with an essence of boogie.

Max Essa (Jansen Jardin, Is It Balearic?) offers up two complimentary mixes of 'This Time Around'. The 'Heaven in the Afternoon Dub Mix' brings a sophisticated post-prandial-dub feel to proceedings. Sip on a rum and ice and gravitate towards the dance floor, seduced by the interplay between the guitar, agogo and the bassline.

Meanwhile the 'Euro Terrace Mix' takes things deeper – the stabs and subtle arpeggios driving your feet towards a better future. The night is young and the terrace is becoming busy.

Very good and very Balearic. - Bill Brewster DJHistory.com

Very impressive… Bruce displaying some particularly classy production skills over two tracks. - Juno Download

Feel The Wheel (is) a subtle clav punched groove that has every chance of becoming a Balearic classic. - Dr Rob Test Pressing

This is a wicked, summer-drenched Balearic masterpiece! Great piece of music to listen to after typhoon passes by. - Ken Hidaka

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