Two beautiful grooves from sound library genius JankoNilovic – both of them completely sublime! "Soul Impressions" definitely lives up to its title, but has a special sort of flavor too – this cool way of stepping into the groove at the start, completely with a lightly lyrical flute line – then a nice building of wah wah guitar, horns, and other bits as the tune gets funkier and funkier! "Drug Song" is funky too – but in a trippy style that you might expect from the title – lots of fuzz on the guitar, a blown-out funky flute, and heavy drums too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
A really rare slice of work from the funky genius JankoNilovic – not the sound library grooves which have gained him fame over the decades – but instead a batch of rare cuts from his own short-lived record label, which he formed in 1968 with soul singer Davy Jones! Nilovic and Jones wrote all the tunes on the set, and they're presented by a variety of different artists – but have a unified feel that certainly comes from the strong instrumentation provided by Janko! The tunes are in a mix of mod 60s styles – some soul, some Hammond-heavy groovers, and some with a more expansive vibe that's almost a psychedelic take on the spirit of French pop during the period. The set features every a and b-side of the six singles issued by the label – plus four more bonus remixes – and titles include "Voodoo Juju Obsession (parts 1 & 2)" by K Ptyacunthapuserectus, "Lover's Summer Song" and "Moon Man" by Bobby Cannon, "Restless Gringo" and "The Lost & The Lonely" by Spiritus M, "Groovy Kinda Samba" and "The Juju Is The Thing" by Abra K Dabra, "Treasure Lee" and "Voodoo Juju" by Killer Steen, and "Tinka Bell" and "There's A Little Old Lady" by Tinka Bell. LP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest records ever cut by studio jazz genius JankoNilovic! This set definitely earns the "soul" in the title – as Janko blends his usual mad mix of studio sounds with some heavier 70s elements – including a fair bit of fuzzy guitar, funky beats, and some nice horn fills. About half the tracks on the album benefit from this sort of approach – kind of a cross between blacksploitation soundtrack scoring and the tighter instrumental moods of work by The Duke of Burlington. The other half is more in Janko's usual bag – nicely groovy jazz numbers, some with a slinky 70s edge! Titles include "Hippocampus", "Open Country", "Crazy Enterprise", "Drug Song", "Soul Impressions", "Man Of Genius", "Push Push", and "Family Tree". LP, Vinyl record album
JankoNilovic & The Soul Surfers —
Maze Of Sounds ... LP Broc (France), 2020. New Copy ...
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A great pairing of funky talents old and new – 70s sound library legend JankoNilovic on keyboards, and the totally hip Soul Surfers combo on rhythms – providing these great backdrops for some surprisingly wonderful work on organ, piano, and Rhodes from Janko! We'll confess, we didn't know what to expect – we love Janko's old records, but we're sure about recent material – but the album's a killer, and has all the sharp sense of rhythm and flair for the unusual electric bit that made the classic material so wonderful! The set was recorded in both Paris and Novgorod – and titles include "Sweet Path", "Maze Of Sounds", "It Never Ends", "Say It Softly", "Prelude", and "Wavy". LP, Vinyl record album
Freaky French tracks from a variety of sources – served up here in a set that does a great job of going past the obvious choices from the Serge Gainsbourg side of the spectrum! The music here comes from a great array of records – including some rare singles and soundtracks too – and our collective hats are off to the compilers, who really made some great choices for the collection throughout! Then again, the label is based in France, so they certainly know their stuff – as you'll hear on titles that include "Young Freedom" by Francis Lai, "Digen" by Bernard Lloret, "Work City" by Cliff Carwin, "Le Troublant Temoignage De Paul Martin" by Paul Martin & Jean Pierre Castaldi, "L'Appartement" by Philippe Sarde, "Drug Song" by JankoNilovic, "Exkalibur" by Vladimir Cosma, "Tecumsah" by Christian Chevalier, "Skyway" by Jean Claude Petit, "Kidnapping" by Karl Heinz Schafer, "Reinyet Number" by Eden Rose, and "Turn Me On" by Roger Renaud. LP, Vinyl record album