Various – Monkey Magic

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Monkey Magic is a sixteen track compilation featuring emerging artists on the (then) fledgling label compiled by label boss and chief monkey Nigel Braddock. The album encompasses a diverse range of styles from the upbeat electronica of Onelung and Hummel to the more ambient sounds of Dystopia and Sleepytime, acoustic recordings by Peachy Keen and 8fold and the ethnic groove style of Ishta and Shinya. A great introduction to the label.

REVIEWS

“…Monkey Records is probably the most exploratory New Zealand label right now… there’s a pensive, elegiac, genre-busting ambience to the best Monkey releases…” – Metro

“…an impressive overview. Mellow, acoustic and rhythmical, Monkey Magic is essential listening.” – Real Groove

“A beautiful album…” – Critic

“Ambience con personalidad, música que no quiere ser clasificada. Pore so de ser un ‘sampler’ los temas reflejan la variedad dentro del sello de Nueva Zelanda; lo acústico, lo experimental, lo psicodélico, lo étnico. Te relaja, sin aburrirte, y te muestra la vision musical en el otro lado del mundo.” – frequenciaelectronica.com