International Feel Recordings
Mark Barrott has been quietly making waves under numerous aliases and releases on International Feel since inception, but has, since last year’s beautiful “Sketches from an Island” album, started working under his own name, creating a fine body of work.
“Bush Society” sees Mark with a new sound that he wears well. Who knows how long he’ll stay here, but it’s a Sketches lean on a different path. A melting pot of all that is making his world go round at the moment. A field recording from his time living in South America breathes “Bush Society” into life, before the Goji drums and Brazilian percussion are joined by a four four groove and those Carl Craig esque strings.
The flipside, “Saviours Or Savages” shows Barrott in deep Ibiza mode again, leaning towards the Sketches sound that was so adored last year by Balearic heads, music aficionados & new age crystal dwellers alike, but this time with a different twist. If you want to find the true melting pot of Balearic Beat currently, then this may well be one of the finest examples you are likely to hear. Pure mood music that made the island a worldwide force for thinkers and music makers alike.