Retour Au Club Meduse compiled by Charles Bals (New 2LP)Various Artists
Label: Spacetalk Records
Release Date: 2020
Catalog #: STLKLP007
"In the summer of 2018 Beachfreaks Records founder and celebrated crate digger Charles Bals threw open the doors of Club Meduse, an imaginary open-air venue on the Cote D’Azure where the obscure but inspired soundtrack is always humid, sun-kissed, synthesizer-heavy and proudly European. The resultant compilation was acclaimed by both music critics and record buyers, so two years on Bals has once more joined forces with Spacetalk to re-open Club Meduse for another imaginary summer season beneath the baking-hot Mediterranean sun. Acting again as in-house DJ, Bals has dipped into his personal stash of obscure, overlooked and little-known gems and selected a soundtrack rich in drowsy chanson vocals, glistening Spanish guitar lines, Latin-tinged drum machine rhythms, rushing Fairlight stabs and sparkling synthesizer sounds. Spacetalk have gone to great lengths to track down the musicians behind the music so Bals is joined in the virtual DJ booth by a wealth of forgotten artists whose magical music he holds so dear..."