Boomkat Product Review:
After that blink ’n miss 'Trip To Knowhere’ tape a few months back, Good Morning Tapes pulse out a hypnotic 40 minute LP of chopped & screwed Goa trance from Parisian shamans Alexis Le Tan and Joakim, aka Full Circle.
Continuing in keen pursuit of the heat-seeking sound of late ‘80s/early ‘90s Goan beach parties and Balearic terrazzos, Full Circle commit six sensuous, balmy edits to their first tape/digital collection, serving hypnotic highlights of their ‘Trip To Knowhere’ mixtape in extended cuts for the DJs and dancers to blend into their own fantasy trips, mirroring Vladimir Ivkovic’s Goa trance played at 33-not-45rpm specials.
Future London sounds from the past resurface in slippery dub plasma on ‘Here No Evil’ alongside the whirring bliss arp mechanics of ’Standing Horizontal’, with ‘Out Hear’ drawing upon On-U Sound ambient dub voodoo and ‘Beauty Fuel’ spins off a dusky pads and sand-trampling sort of jeep beat breaks, while they unzip in glorious fashion with the yoghurt-weaving ambient erotica sentiments of ‘Save The Planet, Save Yourself’ .
In 2020 Full Circle’s style can be taken as an ideal response to a real need for psychedelic lushness in the dance. ‘From Knowhere’ extends the vibes of their cult 12”s released between 2014-2019 with an immaculately stoned set that leads on perfectly from Good Morning Tapes’ ‘All Welcome’ compilation and D.K.’s esoteric ambient house session.