A pretty cool contemporary group – one who are lucky enough to record for the legendary Cinevox soundtrack label, and who have a sound that definitely matches the vibe of that company's long legacy of music! The style here is very cinematic at times – with some slinky, groovy moments that feel like they're lifted right from 60s or 70s Italian film scores – but there's also a fair bit of vocals, too – lyrics that kind of slide in and out of the music in a nice way, again almost like a vocal tune on a cinematic outing – although a few even feel like some of our favorite British indie work of the early 80s.. Titles include "Cinema Roma", "Love Premiere", "Home Again", "Andromeda", "Berlin", "Stelvio FM", "Dedicato A Una Stella", and "Dust & Flowers". Also includes the bonus tracks "Stelvio (Quei Giorni Insieme)" and "Home Again (vocoder mix)". CD
In the spirit of this popular series, Kruder & Dorfmeister remix some of the tastiest modern grooves from hip labels like Ninja Tune, Moving Shadow, Compost, and Cup Of Tea. The pair add in a nice heavy sound, giving the tunes a bit more soul than usual, thanks to a wonderful sensitivity for a nicely placed riff. Titles that get the remix treatment include "Never Say?" by James Bong, "Look Up Dere" by Kama, "Keep On Believing" by Beanfield, "A Mother" by Herbalizer, "Spellbound" by Tango, "Give My Soul" by The Lab Rats", and they even manage to sneak in their own classic "High Noon"! CD
Peace Orchestra —
Reset ... CD G Stone (Germany), 2002. Used ...
A few years after the breakup of the Kruder & Dorfmeister team, Peter Kruder dropped his Peace Orchestra set on the world – raising the bar forever for excursions into downtempo beats and jazz. This set reworks Kruder's original album, and features work from a number of Europe's best jazz-based remixers and producers – expanding Kruder's original vision into a range of sounds and styles, lots of warm grooves flowering out of the skeleton of the previous LP! The overall approach is quite different and actually much more compelling than the original – and tracks include "The Man" remixed by Gotan Project, "Meister Petz" remixed by Beanfield, "Henry" remixed by Zero Db, "Domination" remixed by Raw Deal, "Double Drums" by DJ DSL, "Shining" by Truby Trio, "Who Am I" by Chateau Flight, and "Henry" by Soul Patrol. CD
Sweet! Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber turn in a nice, nice 2 disc set, with each disc representing one half of the group's personality. The first disc is a fine set of grooves in soft satin, spanning the spectrum from smoked out downtempo to nice crisp uptempo but never letting you get lost as they take you on a journey with loads of different flavors, modes and styles that are all still stamped with their signature smooth Vienna roasted sound. The second disc is about as chilled as you can get, atmospheric dub scapes built around spare piano parts, for when you turn the lights down real low. 22 tracks in all over the course of the 2 discs, including "Oscar", "Mago Di Bango", "Every Day & Every Night", "Rolf Royce", "La Vendeuse Des Chaussures Des Femmes", "D-moll Session 1", "Schwimmer Session 4", "Slow Hell Session 6" and "Fluss Session 9". CD
(Out of print.)
JAC ... CD K7/G Stone, 2005. Used ...
The downtempo legacy of Tosca continues – and is still really the strongest link to the Kruder & Dorfmeister sound that first got things going years back! Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber work here in a warmly soulful set of tunes that show them both mellowing with age – but in a really good way – one that's going for gentler grooves, deeper rhythms, and an overall more confident approach that relies less on gimmicks and posturing, and more on unified song structures that keep the K&D legacy strong. Titles include "The Big Sleep", "Pyjama", "Rondo Acapricio", "Heidi Bruehl", "Damentag", "Zuri", "Sala", and "Forte". CD
Goya Vol 1 ... CD Goya/Essay (Germany), Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ...
The first offering from an extremely high-end Berlin club designed to re-write the rules for nightspots in Europe – a place to dine, drink, and dance, but one that's organized in a relatively egalitarian share-holding structure! The spirit of the music in this set follows the supposedly inclusive feel of the club – and incorporates styles from a variety of genres both old and new, mixing modern grooves with more traditional ones – and creating a compelling blend of laidback and downtempo modes. Titles include "Midnight Bossa Nova" by Ingfried Hoffmann, "Cada Beijo" by Bebel Gilberto, "Le Vent" by Rene Aubry, "Movin Together" by Noishaper, "Summertime" by Angelique Kidjo, "Safiatou" by Mama Sissoko, "Dimineata" by Shantel, "Railway Palace Melbourne" by Burnt Friedman & The Dub Players, and "Demovast" by Deladap. (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)CD
One of the earlier US compilations of Acid Jazz work – featuring a number of overseas tunes, plus a few local ringers. Titles include "My Baby" by CFM Band, "Tribute To Mr Cool" by Exodus Quartet, "Skit Skat" by Jazz Not Jazz, "Loaded" by Night Trains, and "The Band Played The Boogie" by NW1 and more. CD
Music from the Sharpshooters, the JB Horns, the Chris Bangs Project, Woody Cunningham, Soundscape UK, CFM Band, Yada Yada, Shakatak, Swing Machine & Gota. CD
(Out of print.)
Suzuki ... CD G Stone (Germany), 2000. Used ...
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Spare tracks blending washes of sound and funky beats – in a mode that's similar to the classic G-Stoned ep by Kruder & Dorfmeister, which is no surprise, since Richard Dorfmeister's one half of Tosca! The tracks build nicely, in an effect that's one of our favorite in modern production – drawing on a history of soundtracks, soul production, and shimmering modern abstract vibes – moving way past the usual dancefloor-only grooves that kind of put us to sleep. A few vocals sneak in from time to time – but the future instrumentation's the best part of the trip! Titles include "Honey", "Boss On The Boat", "Annanas", "Doris Dub", "The Key", and "John Tomes". CD
An excellent bit of modern space funk – with lots of great keyboard work, layered over heavy beats and percussion twists that add a slight touch of Latin and Brazilian to the groove. Most tracks are in that heavily-processed Kruder & Dorfmeister mode – with occasional washes of strings, snippets of sampled vocals, sometimes jazzy instrumentation, and other sweet downtempo styles. Titles include "After", "Ocean Air", "Smile", "Spacewater", "Where Are We?", "Just You & I", "Colores", and "Slowhand Hussein". CD