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Sunlounger - Balearic Beauty

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Roger Shah Presents

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Balearic Beauty’ brings to life 14 new Sunlounger recordings. Through them Roger has involved the vocal talents of many, including ‘A Beach Side of Life’ album alumni Inger Hansen, Yoav (of ‘Beautiful Lie’ fame) and EDM singer/songwriter/hit-maker JES. Also on board are an ensemble of newly discovered male and female vox talent, including Sason Bishope Parry, Chase, Alexandra Badoi, Kingseyes and Suzie Del Vecchio. Arriving in its now customary Album and Chillout versions, ‘Balearic Beauty’ picks up exactly where ‘Beach Side’ left off… So bring your pulse rate to resting, find your spot in the sun, hit recline and prepare for the Lounger.

“Balearic Beauty’s list of strength areas is considerable. It’s singing and song-writing work (and the stylistic breadth between each track) is impressive. The pace is beautifully measured and admirably Roger is discernably making regular use of live instrumentation at every turn.” 
– MIXMAG September Album of the Month.

The album cruises out with a quartet of instrumentals. Threading together hazily strummed guitars, echoing pianoforte evocation, live percussive loops and aquiline melodies, tracks like ‘Sunkissed’, ‘Coconuts & Pineapples’ and the album’s title piece chart a course to sundown.

Comparably, Roger has plenty of Y chromosome vocally intensifying ‘Balearic Beauty’s range. Having previously collaborated with Shah on several track projects, Inger Hansen returns once again, rocking up a storm on ‘Come As You Are’. Ever the musical explorer, Roger sightsees new ground, drawing on Yoav’s Caribbean inflections for ‘Today Tonight’. ‘I Just Want To Dance With You’ meanwhile presents the hazy, languorous tones of singer Kingseyes, who brings the track a discernable dubby/reggae-ish sway. With its indie folk vibe, Chase lyrical and vocally channels baroque pop on ‘Surrender’, while Sason Bishope Parry brings an irrepressible effervesce and spirited uplift to ‘Find My Way’.

Relax-Trax … … collaborations prove equally expansive on the album. ‘Relaxation’ is all but commanded on Roger’s co-production with Jörg Stenzel (part of famed trance act York). Having worked extensively on Sunlounger’s ‘Another Day on the Terrace’ album, he and Roger reteam to compose an epic, heterogeneous piece of music that draws on progressive rock era guitars and gently modulating trance synths. ‘Mojito’ meanwhile (recorded alongside South African producer Andre Frauenstein) synthesizes coolly syncopated drums and percussion loops with smoothly oscillating, modulating synths to create 360° summer surround-sound.

Tracklist:

Disc 1. Downtempo

01. Balearic Beauty
02. Come As You Are (featuring Inger Hansen)
03. I Just Wanna Dance With You (featuring Kingseyes)
04. Coconuts & Pineapples
05. I’ll Be Fine (featuring Alexandra Baboi)
06. Sunkissed
07. If You Where Here (featuring Suzie Del Vecchio)
08. Balearic Romance
09. Today Tonight (featuring Yoav)
10. Mojito (featuring Andre Frauenstein)
11. Glitter And Gold (featuring JES)
12. Surrender (featuring Chase)
13. Relaxation (featuring Jörg Stenzel)
14. Find My Way (with Rocking J featuring Sason Bishope Parry)

Disc 2. Uptempo

01. Balearic Beauty
02. Come As You Are (featuring Inger Hansen)
03. I Just Wanna Dance With You (featuring Kingseyes)
04. Coconuts & Pineapples
05. I’ll Be Fine (featuring Alexandra Baboi)
06. Sunkissed
07. If You Where Here (featuring Suzie Del Vecchio)
08. Balearic Romance
09. Today Tonight (featuring Yoav)
10. Mojito (featuring Andre Frauenstein)
11. Glitter And Gold (featuring JES)
12. Surrender (featuring Chase)
13. Relaxation (featuring Jörg Stenzel)
14. Find My Way (with Rocking J featuring Sason Bishope Parry)

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Release Date Sep 9, 2013
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