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Balearic Breakfast | Episode 141 | Balearic Elevation

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy broadcast the 141st episode of Balearic Breakfast on her Mixcloud and Twitch TV socials on August 8th 2023.

“Style is something that’s extremely important, but it must grow naturally out of who and what you are and what the material calls for. It cannot be superimposed.”
William Friedkin

Introduction. – Definitions, what are we? Words, who are we? Reality, where are we? Time, when are we? Questions, why are we? From everything to nothing. From certainty to doubt, we play, we gamble, we try, we think we win while we keep on losing the given answers to misunderstood questions. Every conversation is lost; every minute of spoken thoughts is an eternity of forgotten inner experiences.

Communication isn’t truly experienced until we’re able to let go of what others expect from us. The same goes for everything else, and I mean it; everything, every behaviour, every convenience, every "reality", lies all around: we believe in what we don’t know. Read that again. We believe in what we don’t know. Let that sink in. Let that float on the ocean of your mind. Does a reality automatically exclude another one? Ask yourself what you really know about words, ask yourself what you want to achieve. Don’t let yourself stand on the edge of situations that may be involuntarily (or voluntarily) presented to you. A lot of what we experience today is a result of badly handled communication skills, a lot of which have been perverted because of social networks that are not always bringing us together, not always "really", also thinking about manipulation here. Stay as much independent as you can, actively independent. Keep on searching for that Balearic elevation. “What if everything around you / Isn't quite as it seems? / What if all the world you used to know / Is an elaborate dream?”


About the show. – This new episode of Balearic Breakfast is a growing Balearic kaleidoscope. Every song has an inner undertow (in the lyrics and in the song’s musical structure) calling you to keep on searching where you really want to be. Colleen’s selections and mixing really emphasize this ongoing quest, this being the case for instance with the two gorgeous “small mixes” she crafted in the second part of the show. You should really feel the “Balearic Elevation” while listening to this 141st edition of Balearic Breakfast!

Listen back to the 141st edition of Balearic Breakfast :


New records. – As Colleen once said, Balearic Breakfast is not "solely a nostalgia show". I have thus decided to add this small paragraph with links to new or very recent tracks played during each show. In this episode, the following recent tunes were featured:

  • Be.Lanuit, Sanito Surfers El Picador Telepathico : Bandcamp (opening track on the "Ibiza Sunset sessions Vol. 11 issued on Music For Dreams)

  • Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Edge of the Edge: Pitchfork

  • Foremost Poets The Richard Long Theory: Bandcamp

  • Goldie State of Mind (Searchlight Remix): Bandcamp

  • Q The Voice of Q (though this track is originally from 1982, I believe it must be included here as it has been remastered and issued on vinyl in 2022): Bandcamp.


The Wow effect. – Without any doubt, the Wow effect goes out to David Bowie’s “Love is lost”, here presented in its "Murphy's" incarnation. That track made me think about "sadness" and “new starts” and “lost love”. Its strange lyrics and gloomy spirit reminded me how much we’re all so too often toys in other’s people hands, leading me to choose this blog’s title…


Events. Colleen will host "Balearic Breakfast" in August (and the blog will be kept up to date). She will also be featured in these events :

  • 10 August - Stallions at Houghton Festival (tickets)

  • 12 August - Love Dancin’ at We Out Here Festival (tickets) - more about the festival on WaxPoetics' website

  • 19 August - Listen Here at Stowaway Festival (tickets)

  • 22 August - Classic Album Sundays event online hosted by Colleen (more info here)

  • 27 August - Come As You Are, The Refuge, Manchester



Mark Barrott Kyoto (Lycoriscoris Extended Remix)

Ashra Oasis

Be.lanuit El Picador Telepathico (ft. Santino Surfers)

Gap Band Yearning for Your Love

Al Charles Outstanding

Panda Bear & Sonic Boom Edge of the Edge (Adrian Sherwood Reset in Dub Version) David Bowie Love's Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for DFA)

Soul Liberation Touch Me Again

Gwen Guthrie Can't Love You Tonight (Extended Remix)

Esther Phillips Going Out of My Head

Antena Be Pop (Deborah Modem's Forget the Dub)

Q The Voice of Q

Gotan Project Diferente

Esa & Kamazu Shukuma

Jaymz Nylon ft. Mooney I Know A Place

(Ewan Pearson / Al Usher Remix Remix)

Foremost Poets The Richard Long Theory

Abstract Truth Get Another Plan (House Vocal Mix)

Goldie State of Mind (Searchlight Remix)

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Aug 09, 2023

Yes wow. Nice idea to turn applause into the Clapping Song (ish). Incredible tune.

Thanks for the play of Be Pop! x Skully

by The Lioncub
by The Lioncub
Aug 10, 2023
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Welcome to the blog Skully! thank you for your message and your support! Greatly appreciated! See u soon! Artur

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