A sweet trio of late 70s albums from Robert Delgado – all wrapped up together in a 2CD set! The music here all holds onto those Caribbean and Latin touches that made Delgado so great in the 60s – a unique pop instrumental approach to global genres that made Robert almost an A&M equivalent on the German easy scene! On these records, though, Delgado also brings in a bit of disco too – not a full-on New York groove, but lots of clubby touches alongside the easy instrumental modes – smoothing out the earlier styles a bit more for a mainstream dancefloor. The approach is surprisingly appealing at times – and the three albums together serve up a whopping 46 tracks that include "In Zaire", "Dance Little Lady Dance", "Verde", "Silver Bird", "Taboo", "Mambo Jambo", "Black River", "Guadalupe Limbo", and "Arawak". CD
Mad electronics from the legendary Bruce Haack – easily one of the most unusual talents to ever pick up a moog! The set brings together numbers from a range of sources – Haack's classic Electric Lucifer album, and a host of his more obscure private recordings too – an amazing array of unusual electric tunes that are often as chilling as they are playful! Most numbers have some sort of vocals, often processed nicely along with the electronics – and the record veers between dark moments and others that have an almost childlike sense of naivete. Titles include "Bods", "Campus Radio Voice", "Word Game", "Song Of The Death Machine", "School For Robots", "Thank You", "Wooden Bread", "Shine On", "Rubberbands", and "Program Me". LP, Vinyl record album
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Bahia ... LP Hi Fi, 1959. Very Good- ...
An exotica classic! Bahia is awash in wonderful sounds – some light sound effects, especially birds, borrowed from the Martin Denny exotica mode – but also some more fully-formed instrumental passages that also show a strong Les Baxter influence too! There's some really wonderful vibes on the set – ringing out nicely with piano and percussion in ways that almost show a slight Latin influence – but given the south sea sounds and themes of the set, the main feel is exotica all the way through. Titles include "Bahia", "Jungle Jalopy", "Bamboo", "Caribbean Nights", "Quiet Village", "Busy Port", "Beyond The Reef", and "Maui Chimes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few stains on the back, and some splitting on the spine.)
Not as all-out exotic as some of Les' earlier Capitol albums, but still pretty darn great! The theme here is Carribean exotic, and the rhythms have a little bit more of Cuba and Haiti than they do of primitive Borneo. Les handles them nicely, as always, and contributes some wonderful arrangements to the album. Titles include "Deep Night", "Green Eyes", "Sway", "Out Of This World", and "Adios". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the spine & seams.)