2016 repress. The Secret of 12 O’Clock is the second EM Records release by Spaniard Juan Alberto Arteche Guel’s Finis Africae project. This twelve-inch vinyl & CD release collects six pieces from three 1980s albums, pieces not released on A Last Discovery [EM1113CD/DLP]. This latest collection captures Finis Africae in a more spiritual mode, organic and flowing, with some prominent drone textures, featuring a wide range of instruments including flutes, hand percussion, guitar, sax, keyboards and synths, combined with field recordings in a music which could be heard as a less-chilly and more organic parallel Fifth World to Jon Hassell’s Fourth. The title track “El Secreto de las 12” is a Balearic chill-out classic, a firm favorite of Cafe Del Mar DJ Jose Padilla, who spun the track during his sunset sets on Ibiza. This track has circulated on cassettes for years, but now is available again on vinyl & CD. “El Secreto” and the accompanying tracks are back, sure to appeal not only to chill-outers and nostalgic DJs, but fans of New Age sounds and organic music. Secret no longer.