“Perhaps we should use the sun, not only as a giver of life, but as a cipher of presence and focus, a centre point to escape the frenetic pace of modern life and a metaphor to always inhabit our own space, regardless of the insanity that surrounds, to become balanced and calm like the mirror-still sea that sits below this ever glowing presence that draws us back time and time again to this Island of infinite possibilities.” Mark Barrott on his experience playing at Hostal La Torre.
Hostal La Torre gives no credence to the celebrity culture that exists elsewhere in Ibiza. Once through it’s doors, the sun is the only star, as La Torre strives to protect the intimacy and magic that Ibiza was built upon. Those who witness its jaw-dropping sunsets and experience their eclectic and pioneering music policy will tell you there’s no place like it.
The mix includes obscure and much coveted material from the likes of old veterans Vangelis and John Barry, through to a new generation of musical eccentrics such as Lord Of The Isles, Tornado Wallace and La Torre’s own Mark Barrott with an exclusive track. It skirts the outer peripheries of oddities to reimagine what is considered du jour, resulting in a charmed and esteemed choice of music that reflects the audience of La Torre – a cosmopolitan, original and radical set from all walks of life.
“Our hope is that even if you haven’t yet visited us at La Torre, this collection of music will help you on this journey and if you have shared the majesty of the sunset with us, we hope it will transport you back to that glorious moment when the stillness and feeling of connectedness is so joyous it’s almost overwhelming.”
Tucked away in a secluded spot on the west coast of the island, Hostel La Torre reinvents the Balearic spirit pioneered by Alfredo Fiorito at Amnesia and José Padilla at Café del Mar in the early 80s, carving the footprints of a new and inspiring avant-garde scene in Ibiza’s next chapter.
Hostal La Torre – Volumen Dos [Hostal La Torre Recordings]
Compiled by Pete Gooding & Mark Barrott 2017.
1. On Retinae (East) – Dip in the Pool
2. Tema Perr Malva – Ishi Vu
3. Diya Gneba – Oumou Sangaré
4. L`Uomo Invisibile – Fuga Ronto
5. Otis – The Duritti Column
6. Expansions – Lord of the Isles
7. Kona Winds (with Kimo and the Guys) – Marvin Franklin
8. Secret Doctrine – The True Underground Sound of Rome feat. Stefano Di Carlo
9. Clocking Off – (DON’T ASK)
10.Today Feat. Sui Zhen – Tornado Wallace
11. Abraham’s Theme – Vangelis
12. Finding – Pitto
13. By The Round Lagoon – Dario Domingues & Tupac Amaru
14. Midnight Cowboy – John Barry
15. What About Now ? (Storm Clouds over Cap Negret) – Mark Barrott
16. Shadows From Nowhere – Blue Gas
17. Learning Time – Eric Serra
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