||2.||"Bell Rock Outpost"|
||1.||"Isle Of Tears"|
||2.||"Presence Of The Past"|
Whereas certain trends and producers regress or digress at a moment's whim, ESP Institute remain steadily on their own unique stylistic path overseen by Andrew Lovefingers Hogge from his NYC base and propelled gently on the wave of critical acclaim afforded to the litany of diverse artists that release on the label. Following serene and sublime dancefloor emissions from Michael Ozone and Young Marco, ESP Institute invite you to bask in something even gentile with the self titled debut album from Land Of Lights. A collaborative project from ESP regular Johnny Nash and former Spectral Empire producer Kyle Martin that's been in gestation for some time, Land Of Lights comes with the advance warning that "if you don't have time to really listen, please do not buy this record. If your mind is not ready to unwind, please do not buy this record". "Flares" sets the tone that justifies this warning, laying down all manner of meditative textures before any discernable rhythmic force appears. While that opening track is undoubtedly the most expansive production from Nash and Martin, the subsequent five productions retain the sumptuous levels of production throughout and it'd be a truly angry man to reach the end of "Higher Love" in anything other than a blissful high.
Joe's Bakery, Andrew Pirie (Melting Pot), Alexis Le-Tan, Lexx, Lawrence Le Doux, Baggy [Emotional Pop], Andy Ticker, Sito / / Mischio Dischi Disco, Arsenii, Justin Van Der Volgen, Soft Rocks, Lovefingers, Sock Free Hideaway, Juno Recommends Downtempo/Balearic, Noise In My Head, Nick The Record, Eddie C, Aihki, Ray Mang, Steve Lee, Glenview Records Inc, Young Adults, Dynamicron (Los Grandes/Our Nights), COYOTE Is It Balearic?, Michael Ozone
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