gea - mia doi todd (CD) release date: 3/2008 - sorry, we do not sell cd's or lp's any longer.
Dunno what the other six are like, but if they sound anything like this that's seven (!) albums too many.
Perhaps my limited intelligence precludes 'folk' as a stimulating listening experience. Then again, if folk sounds like this, why would anyone want to listen to it?!
I like dark and moody as much as the next guy, but this was just toe-curlingly, teeth-grindingly unbearable. Awful. I reckon you're better off listening to some early Smashing Pumpkins songs or whatever - Jose Gonzalez even. Anything but this mindless drivel.
jet set - cash candy & parov stelar (EP) release date: 3/2007 - available to download
Only the amazing Parov Stelar and his band of futuristic Etage Noir space monkeys could get me interested in music of this type...
... but then as always, Parov & Co. do things just that little bit differently. Once you give your ears a chance to recover, exciting and intelligent music awaits... Definitely one of his strongest EPs in my opinion.
the k&d sessions - kruder & dorfmeister (CD) release date: 9/1998 - sorry, we do not sell cd's or lp's any longer.
It's a sad fact that more people in the world today own a bible than this divine record. Still, there is hope for us all. Be saved. Buy it. And while you're at it, get Tosca's equally great Suzuki as well. You won't regret it
ballroom stories - waldeck (CD) release date: 6/2007 - available to download
Let's get things straight: I respect that every one of us is entitled to his/her own opinion, but please don't be put off by the previous review 'cause this album is the absolute business. Lovely, subtle and classy melodies, supported by clubby dubby sounds. You will really miss out if you don't pick it up. Hell, check out the samples I say!
It is true to say this album differs from other Waldeck offerings like 'The Night Garden' etc., but I don't think it is up to us to decide what is, and what is not, 'Waldeck'. If you liked his Saint Privat collaborations even a little, you'll love this. Respect.
bossa nova is not a crime - the juju orchestra (CD) release date: 3/2007 - available to download
Very good, but...
With regard to the actual music we can be brief: this is a very high quality recording which strikes just the right balance between jazz and funk, making it Very Cool Indeed.
HOWEVER, if you've half a brain you'll be getting the Japanese edition of this album. It's all very well to sell 8 tracks under the monniker 'no filler in sight', but when the Japanese edition has FOUR bonus tracks and the price difference is negligable something's not right.
If you do get this version you'll miss out on 2 remixes (Latinstyle + Hipstyle) by Mo' Horizons of 'What is Hip?' as well as the Smoove Remix and Dubben Mix of 'Kind of Latin Rhythm'. If it was just one track it wouldn't be such an issue, but come on, four?? I therefore strongly urge Soul Seduction to carry the Jap. version instead. In any case, consider yourselves warned!
rough cuts - parov stelar (CD) release date: 10/2004 - available to download
All too often you will have heard it said of supposedly classic recordings: that they are distinguished by their ability to continue to captivate and fascinate; how one will discover new aspects, minute details, with every listen.
Far too often, they are not, and one will not.
But once in a while it is a different story, and this is actually the case with 'Rough Cuts': it never ceases to amaze. You do not listen to it, rather it captures you ears.
'Seven and Storm' runs it close, and is arguably more coherent, but the individual brilliance of the tracks on offer here is unsurpassed.
Right down to the title and artwork, 'Rough Cuts' is tasteful, thoughtful, and understated. Scarily close to that elusive thing called perfection.