Major Barbara / Bike Ride 6am

A 4 track balearic / downtempo ep (22m 24s) — released May 26th 2023 on Palms & Charms

Canebrake (AKA Palms & Charms cofounder Samuel Bruce) offers up two new tracks very much in the 'Balearic trumpet' genre, backed with remixes from Max Essa and Minus Yogis (Jansen Jardin). First up, Major Barbara takes you on a poignant, yet uplifting emotional journey propelled by a chugging State of Independence-style rhythm. Pads and strings are joined by trumpet playing pure, extended tones.

Bike Ride 6am is a ode to the joys of cycling at dawn. Organ leads into a lazy, loping groove, the bass keeping time, before dropping into a dubbed out breakdown. Once again, the horn leads, and along with a smattering of squelchy acid sounds, heads back home.

The Max Essa Remix of Major Barbara does something rather special with the original, and will leave your knees trembling. Additional keys and a harp-like sound, along with some classic Max Essa guitar, add tension before a perfect resolution. Superb, moody, downtempo chugging.

Finally, Minus Yogis (stalwarts of the Tokyo-based Jansen Jardin label), up the tempo of Bike Ride 6am, and add percussion and keys. The result is a mellow house workout with a sub-reggae rhythm, additional trumpet parts from Canebrake adding tropical bounce. The sun is a pink haze on the horizon, and the rapidly brightening sky offers you the promise of a new day.

A beautiful release. - Leo Mas Balearic Legend

Full support from here. Will be using one of these in a new mix for Music for Dreams radio, and in my bag for the Ibiza season indeed. - Mike Salta Café Del Mar / Music for Dreams Radio

The musicality of the muted horn lifts the originals way above the norm - Dr Rob Ban Ban Ton Ton

You need this - great release. - Andy Hickford Downtown Science

All four tracks are ace! - Steve KIW 1BTN

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