Friday, June 28, 2024

19BOXAL078

ELGONE
OKINAWA
01.INTRO
02.MY LOVE
03.ON AND ON
04.RMEMBER
05.OKINAWA
06.ALL RIGHT
07.YOUR SOUL
08.TORII
09.WAVES
10.IN DEEP
11.OUTRO
RELEASE DATE : Aug. 30th, 2024(beatport) / Sep. 27th, 2024(other)

We're happy to welcome France's Elgone who's back on the label to deliver full length long player "Okinawa". As you know, he delivered chillout concept album "A Moment Of Reflections" on 19BOX(JUKEBOX) RECORDINGS in 2021, and techno style album "Data Flux" under Synthetic Phoenix guise on PARK LIMITED MUZIK in 20023. Elgone has worked on the album for over a year to come up with sensual, emotional and superbly written array of songs, and stays true to his roots and delivers a masterpiece with 11 original tracks including 'On And On' and 'In Deep', which have already been taken from the album as a single.

Perhaps rebelling against the ever-increasing and frantic pace of the modern world, he provide a languid, blunted, Balearic and Okinawa, where is the name for the biggest island in the Ryukyu Ilands, far south of Japan - influenced soundtrack for modern life, blending electronic elements with analogue sounds. "Okinawa" remains varied and engaging throughout its 11 track span. Drawing its influence from shimmering Cafe Del Mar style sunset grooves and mournful melodies, this record is sure to please lovers of deep, meditative sounds from across the musical spectrum.

完全なオリジナル・アルバムとしてはデビュー作に相当する『Okinawa』をフランスのELGONEが届けてくれた。というのも、2021年に19BOX(JUKEBOX) RECORDINGSからリリースした『A Moment Of Reflections』は、過去作品に加え新曲や新ミックスを追加したチルアウトなコンセプト・アルバム。2023年にPARK LIMITED MUZIKからリリースした『Data Flux』は、SYNTHETIC PHOENIX名義でのテクノに重点を置いた作品だった。『Okinawa』は加速する現代社会に反抗し、癒しを提供するサウンド群で構成されている。CAFÉ DEL MAR的なバレアリックな質感を持ちつつも、実はインスピレーションを受けたという沖縄への想いも込められ、ドラムンベースらを取り入れるなどし、幅広い音楽性を堪能出来る仕組みになっている。シングルとして既出の「On And On」と「In Deep」を含む全11曲を収録。