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Chill-out DJ Phil Mison presents his debut solo project. Inspired by his sessions at Café del Mar, Cantomas Balearic rhythms transport you to the warm beaches of Spain. Deeply rooted in flamenco, dub and asian influences, Cantomas sound weaves together a unique tapestry of musical cultures and features guest vocalists Pathaan, Tanja Thulau, Silvana Malta, Tony Sayer, and the Spanish Choir from Istanbul.
Cantoma is the nom-de-spin of pioneering producer/DJ Phil Mison. His career began at the Milk Bar in London during the early nineties. He began his journey into world prominence by submitting a homemade mixed tape to Underworld's Darren Emerson and solidified his reputation via tours with Leftfield and other bands. The tunes on this collection were inspired by the work of Cafe del Mar's Jose Padilla, whose legendary soundscapes so perfectly reflected fun and games on the Spanish Isle of Ibiza, an upscale yet decadent international vacation spot. Composed and produced by Mison, the eleven tracks are a chilled-out melange of Spanish guitars, reggae-influenced bass lines, quotes from sixties bossa nova, Parisian accordions, Latin percussion, wandering easy-on-the-ears male and female voices and spacey electronica; creating a sexy yet relaxed environment that renders the listener relaxed, alert and willing to travel wherever the music goes. Augmented by guest stints from DJ Pathaan (who produced the groundbreaking Global Sunset series), French jazz producer Christophe Gaze, trumpet player Steve H, violinist Andreas Gyarfos, and singers Silvana Malta, Tanja Thulau and Tony Sayer, the mood of the set is sophisticated, exotic and close-to-the-bone, mutable yet cohesive. --Christina Roden
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You know what? The Amazon 'machine' recommended correctly. This is a beautiful CD. Every time I listen to the CD, I hear a different nuance, twist or what seems to be a new song. In other words, this is an excellent CD that I greatly enjoy and have not become tired of listening to it. I have used this for background music at the beach, flying across continents, driving and working out. It all seems to work and I greatly enjoy the music.
The music is exotic, yet seemingly familiar rhythms that are vaguely Middle Eastern, but are not really genre specific. One thing for sure is the meditative quality to the music. I relax listening to this stuff. Nice groove.
If you are thinking about buying this CD, take a chance. I highly doubt you will be disappointed. I certainly have not been.
Apart from that, you have 9 smooth, downtempo, laid back tracks. Production values are high. Every other track are ones I can listen to over and over again. It makes you feel like you're on a secluded beach in the carribean or Bora Bora in a beachhouse on the back deck, looking out on the water as the sun sets. The lush beats, the smooth sounds, everything works together. A polished album.
Just perfect. In spite of track 9, it's perfect. I have 80+ CDs, but there's always a spot in my player for it. Buy it. Get a copy for your friends. I have. It's just that good.
If you are like me and don't want too much synthetic electronica and very few vocals then I think you will be happy with this one. It's a keeper.
You will not be disappointed if you purchase the Cantoma CD. One of the best!