Simon PeterArc Of Lark
from a producer in the early stages of his musical career called Simon
Peter, and contained a joyous slice of languid, organic Balearica
entitled “Arc of Lark”. Suitably impressed, Claremont 56 boss Paul
Murphy had no hesitation in snapping up the track right away.
It marks a new stage in Simon Peter’s career. He made his debut in
February 2014 with the Double Up EP on Silhouette Music, which
contained the shimmering nu-Balearic disco of “Espacio Temporal”.
While that was laden with sun-kissed synthesizers, “Arc of Lark” is a
much more organic affair. Blissful electric piano keys, hazy guitars
and fluttering flutes cascade over an undulating live bassline and
shuffling, bongo-laden beats. Warm and humid, it’s a slice of audible
sunshine to brighten up the grim winter months.Long-time friends
of the family 40 Thieves handle remix duties, turning Simon Peter’s
picturesque original into an effects-laden chunk of slo-mo dub disco
goodness. 40 Thieves member Layne Fox loved the track so much
that he’s also contributed an additional remix that focues the action
around a loose, languid, dub reggae influenced groove, spiralling
electronics and Peter’s mesmerizing flute line. It’s a fitting conclusion
to a magical label debut.