EMI is distributing a collection of lounge music CDs produced by Petrol Records. Although I find a lot of the recent lounge collections unappealing, occasionally I find some gems. The Grooves CD includes a piece titled Samba Paulista by A Man Called Sensible, an excellent artist that blends samba with cutting edge electronica, jazz grooves and American Funk/R&B.
There are other attractive pieces on the CD such as the fast paced and somewhat chaotic Bossa Con Affano by Monsieur Blumenberg; the club beats added to Lily Frost’s African American spiritual song; the scratchy sample collages of Scrathoetry by Alien Army; and the groovy jazz beats of The Five Corners Quintet.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.