Boomkat Product Review:
This is a doozy! 6 tracks of enchanted midsummer dance music from mid-late ‘90s Belgium, plucked out by the expert Ziggy Devriendt for his peerless Stroom label...
An addendum to the refined ambient-pop of their Spring Break 12”, the follow-up Bardo For Pablo collates a seductive portrait of Pablo’s Eye’s dancefloor leanings with darker results simulating the notion of ‘Bardo’ - “an intermediate, transitional, or liminal state between death and rebirth.”
It’s all killer, no filler, poetically describing the transition of a Bardo as the set roves from 12 minutes of beautifully suspended whirligig tones and rolling drums in Amb 8 , to something like an early Autechre or Plastikman piece in the gauzy slug of Cypher NY Mix , and like early Massive Attack or Trevor Jackson’s Underdog on the brooding tip of their previously unreleased Today , before two sterling tribal workouts recorded in 1997 properly take their hold, leading to the lush conclusion of I Have No Other Compass .
Sleep on this one and we guarantee you’ll be kicking yourself soon enough!