Dreamy stuff from this groovy Italian studio combo! Marc 4 are often better known for their hard and heavy funk numbers, but this set's filled with lighter bossa nova tunes – floating around like the best cuts from classic soundtracks by Armando Trovajoli, or some of the sweeter tunes from Ennio Morricone
. Instrumentation includes organ, bass, guitar, and drums, plus some very nice wordless vocals – in true Morricone
mode. For some strange reason, the folks at Plastic decided (or so say the notes!) to add in that "scratchy record sound" to "remind us of these old shake-bossa party from the 60s." We're a bit suspicious of this – and the real reason is probably that they transferred the material from old LPs instead of tapes – but we can kind of forgive them for that because the dreamy music is so nice! 17 tracks in all – and titles include "Summer In Love", "On The Train", "Brazilian Scene", "European Bossa", "Babette", "Atmosfere Dolci", "Brazil Sound", and "Weston".
(Out of print.)