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Return To Centaurus

by Mildlife

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Jere Dangerous
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Jere Dangerous Slowmo laidback cosmic disco groove. Prins Thomas adds some synth action while Lovefingers slows it down to early morning sauna sleaze. All versions work. Favorite track: Return To Centaurus (Lovefingers Bathhouse Odyssey).
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wing commander beggsie Lovefingers Bathouse Odyssey is incredible! Out there 🤪 Love it.
Album in order, bring on the grooves
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ramirezsergio2561 Been waiting for this a lot of time and it’s finally here, one copy to Mexico please and hope to see them live soon
Love you guys, you are the best
You will be huge one day! 🙌🏻 Favorite track: Return To Centaurus.
Steven Senger
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Steven Senger I don't know of any other acts in the game right now that can pull off this much fun so sincerely. It's amazing to me how such a long song feels like it's over too soon. Mildlife have made yet another brain-stretching banger! Favorite track: Return To Centaurus.
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woe_bonnet "What we need," Roger Waters cried aloud, "is an alternative Mega Man soundtrack!"

"And it should bend your pylorus like cavatappi," added the visibly relieved spirit of Florian Schneider. Favorite track: Return To Centaurus.
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Donʼt go searching for a brand new world
 Donʼt go searching for a brand new world
 Just in time, youʼll find itʼs right to listen to it yesterday Donʼt go searching for that brand new way
 Donʼt go searching cause Iʼd like to stay
 here in your mind thereʼs time to find a reason for a yesterday All that I find is synthesised 
 I hear it call to me It's calling out to me I hear it calling me Is something calling me?


Selected love for Return to Centaurus:
DJ Harvey - "Fantastic!"
Sasha (via Steve Parry) - "deep coolness”
David Holmes - "Fantastic release...will be playing this at Convananza"
CC:DISCO! - "Amazing ., love it . If Valium on a beach bed in deep Ibiza 89 had a sound this is it. Perfection”
Ashley Beedle - "Most excellent! A timeless mix to drop now and drop in the future! Have fun and take a risk..."

‘Return to Centaurus’ marks the band’s first new material since the release of their lauded, ARIA Award-winning 2020 second studio album Automatic. Opening with droning synths and a wall of horizontal, Kraftwerk-esque vocoders, ‘Return to Centaurus’ evolves from psychedelic space rock into a gloriously hook-heavy acid funk meltdown over the course of its ten minute-long trip time. Luxuriating in loping, velvet-draped bass lines, sparkling, funk-laced guitar riffs and intricate, morphological percussion, it distils Mildlife’s unwavering adoration for the beguiling realms of 70’s psychedelic and cosmic sounds, owing as much to Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane as it does Ennio Morricone and Giorgio Moroder.

Channelling its astral namesake - home to the closest two stars to earth, Proxima and Alpha Centauri - ‘Return to Centaurus’ conjures up images of nature which are not so much earth-bound as they are more lofty and grandiose whilst simultaneously more molecular and microscopic. Here, Mildlife’s exploratory, star-hopping cosmo-jazz feels completely in tune with the universe, from the most gargantuan of supergiants to the most miniscule of mitochondria. It suggests that the thread between the two is always there, invisible but omnipresent and not as far as you might think, just waiting to be given expression. Infinite, boundless and palatial, ‘Return to Centaurus’ feels sweeping enough to house the birth of entire universes; it represents Mildlife stepping boldly into the unknown - and invites us to do the same.


released September 12, 2023

Mildlife are Adam Halliwell, Kevin McDowell, Jim Rindfleish and Tom Shanahan
Return to Centaurus was written & produced by Mildlife
Recorded & engineered by Jim Rindfleish
Artwork by Tom Shanahan / Confetti Studio
Mixed by Tony Buchan
Mastered by Dave Cooley


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