It’s Summer in the northern hemisphere! Despite the extremely high temperatures triggered by the global warming that will eventually bring the end of the world as we know it, it’s (still) a time to enjoy beach clubs, pool parties, and open airs – it is also the best time of the year to relish Balearic vibes on such occasions. Source of top-quality gems of the genre, the Barcelona-based label Balearic Ensemble releases its second instalment of the season, this time coming from the creative mind of Italian producer Davide Lovato aka LOVA, an artist devoted to pleasing daydreamers and slow-motion dancers out there with his sunset/sunrise-inspired melodies.
His “Colours Of The Mind” EP delivers three dusk/dawn-infused beauties – two originals and an Alternate Sundown Edit of “Elusive Realities” – made following the same formula of his previous releases on Nu Northern Soul and Dream Chimney: Dream-like melodies and picturesque chords with warming grooves and an outward-looking sense of adventure.
The track we chose to premiere, curiously, had its original name (“La Mente, Mente”) changed to “Dharma Karma”. The reasons for the change remain unknown, but it doesn’t matter, the tune is incredibly beautiful independently of its name. Shimmering guitars, nostalgic vocal yearnings, and soothing synth layers set the mood. In LOVA’s own words, “this is an invitation to decide the colours of our life and our day-by-day groove and frequencies” expressed by low-lying cadences, quivering shakers and percussive miscellanea.
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.