Private Agenda - The Space Between Swells

The Space Between Swells

Private Agenda

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Private Agenda - The Space Between Swells

Following the release of their conceptual project and acclaimed debut album, 'ÎIe de Rêve', Private Agenda present 'The Space Between Swells', an accompaniment to the project and a collaborative EP in which Mark Barrott and Max Essa re-imagine two of the release’s original compositions, 'Aura' and 'Sea Life'.

Max Essa’s vocal and dub mixes embody the qualities of a remixer like Shep Pettibone, maintaining the original’s pop essence, sound and structure, but he extends the track to disco heaven. Drawing upon “memories of an overnight ferry from Barcelona to Ibiza circa 1989, the Okinawan island of Ishigaki on a July evening by the ocean a couple of years ago and tatami room at Bar Bonobo in Tokyo at 6am on a Sunday morning”, Essa channels years of island-hopping as inspiration.

Mark Barrott’s Slow Motion Night Life Mixes meanwhile pay homage to the dancefloor of the early-hours. As Barrott explains, the mix lives “in the palace of the listener’s mind, at 4am in the morning in the quiet nature of the night, with a subtle red light in the background of an after hours party, whilst the heads nod and the beat chugs quietly and relentlessly on, just doing it’s thing… regardless”. It’s an unrelentingly beautiful and smoothly shape-shifting re-interpretation which plays upon his solo work, uniting field recordings, made at his home in Ibiza, with cosmic, meditative pads which fuse to form an archipelagic incantation.

As the duo explain: “From its inception, 'Île de Rêve' has musically and artistically explored that interplay between collaborative and solitary artistic pursuit. The island is a great metaphor for that: at once isolated and exceptional, yet deeply influenced by all that happens around it and by those who reach its shores. As often as we’ve invited friends to perform on tracks for this project – such as on Aura, we’ve also written, recorded and mixed tracks in isolation from our Berlin studio. 'Île de Rêve' is the sum of our previous work, uniting a love of many genres and approaches, but it attempts to unite them in one cohesive project. Each and every one of us has an 'Île de Rêve' – we wanted to see how other artists reflected upon their own island experiences”.


𝙎𝙪𝙗𝙩𝙡𝙮 𝙝𝙮𝙥𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙩𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚𝙨 𝙚𝙗𝙗 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖 𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙧𝙝𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙢 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙠, 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙖𝙧-𝙤𝙛𝙛 𝙫𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙡𝙮 𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚. - The Cosmic Tiger

𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡. - Vehlinggo

...𝙚𝙧𝙪𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙫𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙬𝙤𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙬𝙖𝙮. - The Sun Lounge

...𝙖 𝙪𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙨𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙚, 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙, 𝙖𝙩 4 𝙖.𝙢. 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙚𝙩 𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩, 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙨𝙪𝙗𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧-𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮, 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙘𝙝𝙪𝙜𝙨 𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙡𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙡𝙮 𝙤𝙣, 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙙𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜…𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨. - Mark Barrott


Download Album (LO173DEP)
  1. Aura (Max Essa Extended Vocal Mix)
  2. Aura (Max Essa Dub Mix)
  3. Sea Life (Mark Barrott Vocal Mix)
  4. Sea Life (Mark Barrott Dub Mix)
  5. Sea Life (Mark Barrott Accapella Mix)
  6. Aura (Original)
  7. Sea Life (Original)