The Burden of Dreams EP [bd000]
A mini album release to inaugurate this new website. It's been a long time since It's a Lifestyle Thing. Times have changed and so has the music. The exuberence of youth has given way to a more assured production. Gone are the eclectic and relentless beat mash-ups, a new idea at every turn, and there's not even a sign of an illicit sample...
Stripped of the clutter, what's left is a purer essence of the baroquedub ethos - reggae tinged electronica with one foot in the chillout lounge and one foot on the dance floor. All the trademark melancholy moods remain, with instrumentals in search of a song and uplifting anthems designed to test your speakers.
Another soundtrack for our lives, certainly, but maybe more about harmonious living rather than the chaos and nihilism of previous releases.