Boomkat Product Review:
“The second in International Feel’s mini-album series, ‘On Vacation’, is an album inspired by places and spaces - some imaginary, some real. The keen sense of melody allows CFCF to switch genres thoughout this release and shows him in clear analogue organic territory. “It’s really gentle and low-key and I hope that people will not take it too seriously,’ explains Silver, ‘It’s a kind of jazzy affair.”
‘Sate Padang’ is the album opener. A mystic little track, the likes you’d be happy to find in a dusty Japanese record store. It timelessly sets the scene. A mixture of digital and organic sounds perfectly held together by tight melodies and lush sounds. ‘Arto’ swiftly follows and pays homage to one of the great Japanese composers - Seigen Ono. Acoustic guitar and piano play harmoniously alongside a conga beat and sumptuous accordion, it transports you to an imaginary place within. An ambient piece, ‘In The Courtyard’ follows, with ‘Pleasure Centre’ closing the A side and showing Silver’s love of that under appreciated side of the 80s synth sound.
The B side opens with the stunning ‘Chasing’ where acoustic instrumentation swoops in for a beautiful run through a flowing melody. A track that makes us want to hit rewind and play again instantly. ‘Fleur Laisses Dans Un Taxi’ gives a nod to Paris in the Spring, ‘Lighthouse On Chatham Sound’ to a late afternoon setting by the sea and the album closes with ‘Vermont’, a contemplative piece that considers a future journey.”