Mark Barrott 'The Pathways Of Our Lives' (International Feel)

Words by: Joe Morris
Posted: 21/8/17 13:44

Label boss Mark Barrott turns in a sublime EP on beacon of balearic, International Feel

Mark Barrott continues his campaign to present high quality contemporary balearica on his latest single. It's a job the UK producer fits well. Barrott is also sunset resident for Hostal La Torré as well as boss of International Feel.

Focusing less on the sparse ambience of his ‘Music For Presence’ EP from earlier this year’ the Pathways Of Our Lives explores warmer territory, working with a full band and string quartet and channelling an Afrobeat feel with its polyrhytm section and 70’s style soul touches.

Lush piano chords elevate the piece while a breezy flute section hangs it all together. Over on the B side, ‘Music for Santoo’ is a live recording with India’s Vishnu Quartet made during one of Mark’s meditation sessions in Northern Ibiza. The two-hour piece was edited down to form the version included on the B-side of the vinyl release.

Ibiza Voice Score: 8/10

 


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