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Cantoma - Out Of Town
For those of a horizontal nature, Phil Mison needs little introduction. Over the last two decades, the DJ, producer and songwriter has become one of the most celebrated names on the Balearic chill-out scene. Here, he presents his second solo album under the Cantoma moniker "Out Of Town". This, his first release for the Leng label, picks up where that acclaimed debut left off. As you'd expect from a man who has devoted his life to showcasing the finest down-tempo music from around the world, "Out Of Town" fuses a wide variety of sounds and styles. The result is a beautiful, otherworldly album that moves effortlessly between blissful flamenco, shimmering, slo-mo nu disco, dubbed-out tango and haunting, ethereal soundscapes.
As it unfolds, "Out Of Town" continues to surprise and delight in equal measure. There are emotion-rich songs ("Suomi", the confident and hooky "Under The Stars" and the more obviously Balearic "Only People"), blissful soundscapes ("Out Of Town", "Trees Of Highwood") and future chill-out anthems ("Paloma"). Throughout, Mison maintains an air of sun-flecked beauty and, as the myth and majesty envelops you, it's hard not to dream of starry, cloudless Ibizan nights and sweltering, peaceful afternoons by the pool. With "Out Of Town", Phil Mison has arguably produced his strongest music to date. Grab a copy and dive in.