This is an album of very good feeling. At first, I was sceptical of this album; I wasn't sure it would be able to better first volume. Sure enough after hearing the chilling sounds of: Sabres of Paradise's Orchestral 'Haunted Dancefloor'; the sublime, more upbeat poetry of Paco De Lucia's, no-frills Spanish guitar and bong piece 'Entre Dos Aguas'... I was convinced. I feel like with the other café del mar compilations, outside Ibiza, José Padilla and the music associated with him have not basked in the sunlight of recognition deserved. Café del mar 1 may have the slight edge - but the feel is not lost here - and there are, like in every volume- a few exceptional gems.