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Travelling Music

by Mark Barrott

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    releases June 10, 2022

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Chillin' 4 Work
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Arcade Scene
4.
Travelling Music (Version Reprise)

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International Feel founder and guru of the sunset soundtrack, Mark Barrott returns with a new EP entitled Travelling Music. After spending the last few years writing & producing for other people, Mark is focusing his creative efforts inwards & rediscovering his own musical compass, calling it ‘the best medicine and therapy there is’. It’s this energy he looks forward to sharing via a number of releases over the coming months, including a new La Torre compilation, a series of Bandcamp only releases (Bandcamp Editions), the soundtrack to a new Japanese documentary (蒸発) and this new vinyl release, Travelling Music.

He refers to the title track as Balearic trance. Not in the overblown Dutch sense, but trance as a metaphor/mechanism for an altered state, through hypnotic unraveling synth lines and a dash of wonkiness thrown in for good measure . Elsewhere on the EP, Arcade Scene flexes its melodic Italo dance moves with a slight nod to New Order, but a version of the group that’s beamed in from an alternate reality, where The Haçienda was called Il Tesoro and relocated to Ancona via a Gerd Janson DJ set circa 1991.

Chillin’ 4 work channels Aphex Twin from his easy listening Gentle People remix era, with added Sketches from an Island / Ry Cooder-esque guitars and the reprise of Travelling Music already feels like a La Torre sunset classic, bouncing with sequenced polyrhythmic arpeggios, before gently evaporating into a Vangelis-meets-Edgar Froese heat haze.

As with most of his work, Barrott calls this folk music…the telling of stories from everyday life and being Ibizan in origin, there are always a lot of varied & crazy stories to tell, but this chapter in particular feels like a deep burnt therapeutic transmission straight from the heart.

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releases June 10, 2022

Written and produced by Mark Barrott, Ibiza Summer 2020
Published by Stefan Eichinger Musikverlag and SMV Schacht Musikverlage GmbH & Co. KG

All Photographs: Ratomir Radomirovic, used by kind permission of the Radomirovic family

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Mark Barrott PM, Spain

"One of the world’s finest purveyors of music to chill out to - he is the master of sunset music" (Pitchfork).

Starting out in the mid 90s as Future Loop Foundation, Mark Barrott went on to conquer the balearic underground with his legendary imprint International Feel.

In recent times it's his own productions that have won the plaudits, especially his 'Sketches From An Island' projects.
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