Album review: Times and Places by
Andy Cato

Published by Press Association


VIDEO: Andy Cato — Times and Places mix

If you need reminding of the merits of physical releases over digital ones, listen up. The new solo offering by Andy Cato – one half of chillout pioneers Groove Armada – is bound like a hardback book, containing extensive sleevenotes and artwork.

The real reward, though, is in the listening – 60 minutes of balearic downtempo bliss, with elements of disco and house, drawn from Ibiza’s calmer shores.

If the record sounds fragmented, then that’s because it inherently is. Its 18 tracks are the fruits of two decades’ labour, beginning their journeys to Times and Places from dusty cassettes, eight-track tapes and floppy disks.

This album warrants its place in music history, and on the shelf of any true fan of the dance genre.


BEST PLAYED at the end of a party


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