planet gong bazaar
artwork Various Artists
Chillpresso 1 ˜dari bali˜
Hypo=espresso Records HECD002CD | 2007-05-25

Including exclusive System 7 v Zen Lemonade track.

Chilled compliation dripping with Indonesian heat and relaxation. The System 7 colaboration with Zen Lemonade floats in on a Gamelen motif (the original sample coming from 'Sinom X Files' from System 7's Golden Section), to be joined by gently moving beats and a caressing bass-line under which slides in a slowly rising and falling mirror-surfaced Oceanic swell of gliss guitar - and then it really chills out. It's all a bit like lying on the sand watching the Sun sparkling on a flat calm Pacific on a hot, lazy but perfect day (make a note on your "things to do before I die" list). How it sounds in a cold, wet, windy Cumbernauld or New Jersey in late October I don't really know, but I think it will help.

And what the record company say about this CD:

Hypo Espresso proudly presents it's 2nd release: 'Chillpresso 1 dari bali'. dari bali meaning "from Bali" in Indonesian, this stunning lounge compilation oozes tropical atmospheres, sun-dripping vibes and organic grooves from its 10 high-quality original tracks. The multi-colored flavors of Exotica/Jazz/Ethnic/Funk/Drumn Bass/Downbeat and Dub, even a Waltz thrown into the stew. And all cooked up by a cast of artists and collaborators from all walks of the musical world, pioneering artists like System 7, Youth and Ian Ion, vocals from UK dub MC Brother Culture, dutch singer Lex Empress and Supercozi. Also plenty of real instrumens such as Violins, flutes, gamelans, funkin bass, jamaican toasters, trumpets and the sounds of local Balinese celebrations all served up white hot and chill.

This album, much of it created in Bali and done so with visitors from all over the world as well as local talent, has become a very personal 'soundtrack to our island life'.


Tracks: [69'05]
  1. Supercozi, featuring Lex Empress : Waltz On The Dusk Sand [5'18]
  2. System 7 v Zen Lemonade : Chill Dome Refugees [7'32] (Written and produced by Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, Gus Till, Supercozi)
  3. Blue Planet Corporation : Hardcore Buddhist [5'55]
  4. Zen Lemonade : Sun Chaser [6'34]
  5. Zen Lemonade v Jules Evens Feat Rio Sidik : Catalyzer [6'54]
  6. Brother Culture : Got To Get Ready [7'02]
  7. Gus Till : Red Sun Dub [6'39]
  8. Supercozi : Lady Mint Tea [4'53]
  9. Ionizer : I Need Sunshine [7'49] (Gus Till remix)
  10. Jong : Aurora [10'16]