artworks-000070772095-phudo6-t500x500-450x450Mark Barrott has shared a new video from his new album, Sketches From An Island. ‘Island Life’ is one of the more trippy, spacier numbers from the LP, and has been paired with Super 8 foortage depicting religious life, tribal life, island life, and dancing.

Recorded in the island’s northern hills using “weird percussion, some slide guitars and a few borrowed synths”, the LP is a melodic and mysterious representation of a place seeped in a rich and rebellious history.

“Sketches… is inspired by those weird, unique little oddities that would turn up on early José Padilla mix tapes that he’d sell in the Las Dalias hippy market, before he even went to the Café Del Mar,” says Barrott. “It’s influenced by living in Ibiza year-round, and by the feeling of what I think balearic sounds like”.

Barrott himself is a man of serious musical pedigree. He founded the highly-respected International Feel label back in 2008, after moving to Uruguay, where his A&Ring tempted the elusive DJ Harvey out of studio retirement for his genre-defying Locussolus project and he followed it with new work from artists like Quiet Village, Gatto Fritto and the Italian cosmic disco don Daniele Baldelli.

Since moving to Ibiza two years ago, he’s continued producing and releasing music anonymously on his label as Rocha, Bepu N’Gali, Flights of Fancy, Boys from Patagonia and The Young Gentlemen’s Adventure Society.

Stream the full album HERE until Friday

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