V/A - Secret Love 4 (Sonar Kollektiv)
Secret Love is billed a folk compilation series, but in reality it charts downtempo waters that would probably have been labeled as chill out, before that term fell out of vogue. As with previous chapters, the fourth installment features a wealth of organic delicacies, where non-computer generated instrumentation and convention songwriting are the most important elements. A melancholic affair, as ever, it’s difficult not to be touched by efforts such as the Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Remix of Midlake’s beautiful Roscoe, Breaks Co-Op’s weightless Duet and Little Dragon’s piano driven Twice. Regardless of the terminology used to describe the music on show, Secret Love 4 is another excellent horizontal episode from Jazzanova and Alex Dallas.