This Time Around

by Barnaby Bruce

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Catalogue number: PAC001

The first release on new Tokyo and Hong Kong-based label Palms & Charms delivers a Balearic reflection on the paths of our lives through space and time. The title track sets a tropical scene, with a Riviera feel. Consider questions such as ‘why are we here?’ and ‘what are the reasons for human behaviour?’ whilst drinking your favourite cocktail, preferably with a carefully selected combination of just a few ingredients.

On side B ‘Feel the Wheel’ is an instrumental rumination on the experience of work. The staccato sounds of Afro-Cuban bata punctuate a slice of understated synth-funk with an essence of boogie, as you contemplate the position of mankind on Earth – the only creatures on the planet capable of real self-determination and active endeavour.

Max Essa (Jansen Jardin, Is It Balearic?) offers up two complimentary mixes of ‘This Time Around’. The ‘Heaven in the Afternoon Dub Mix’ brings a sophisticated post -prandial-dub feel to proceedings. Sip on a rum and ice and gravitate towards the dance floor, seduced by the interplay between the guitar, agogo and the bassline.

Meanwhile the ‘Euro Terrace Mix’ leads your mind back to pondering the big question – ‘where else could we go now?’ – even as the stabs and subtle arpeggios drive your feet into a reverie of their own. The night is young and the terrace is becoming busy.

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released February 16, 2015

Written, performed and produced by Barnaby Bruce.
Recorded and mixed at Orbita Productions, Hong Kong.

This Time Around (Max Essa Heaven in the Afternoon Dub Mix) and This Time Around (Max Essa Euro Terrace Mix), remix and additional production by Max Essa.

Bass on Feel The Wheel played by Samuel Bruce

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Track Name: This Time Around
This Time Around

So here we are
Going round the Sun, we feel the shine
It's such a lovely groove through space and time
Feels kind of familiar but that's fine, oh
Where else could we go now?

Out of the blue
Why do people do the things they do?
But they're still the same people when they're through
Everyone is searching for the truth, now
They've got to have a reason

Around the sun
Maybe on this trip you'll find the one
One more time around, we've just begun
You've got to believe your time will come, now
Let it take you somewhere