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Gigi Masin - Calypso Vinyl LP & Booklet 2020

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Cat no. AMB2001

Track Listing

  1. Calypso
  2. Bellamore
  3. Nefertiti
  4. If
  5. Anemone
  6. Khalifa Golf Club
  7. Mayo Slide
  8. Susan Maybe
  9. Amaranta
  10. Coraline
  11. How To Disappear In A Kiss
  12. Cry Winds Or Flames
  13. Enter Venus
  14. On Demons And Diamonds
  15. The Water Sibyl
  16. Your Name Is My Infinite

Once dubbed by Young Marco as "the King of Chords", Italian ambient pioneer Gigi Masin has yet to make a duff album, or one that's not deliciously warm and loved up for that matter. Predictably he maintains this near perfect record with "Calypso", his first set for R&S Records' downtempo offshoot Apollo. Interestingly, it's perhaps a little more eclectic than you might expect, with cuts clearly influenced by Steve Reich and Jon Hassell (see opener "Calypso" and "How To Disappear In A Kiss") and dusty trip-hop beat-scapes ("Belamore", the jazz-flecked beauty of "Anemone") nestling side by side with fireside-warm ambient luxury ("If", "Your Name Is My Infinite") and pin-sharp synthesizer journeys ("Kalifa Golf Club"). It all adds up to one of Masin's most magical albums yet - and that's saying something.