Astrid Kuljanic – Transatlantic Exploration Company – Riva (One Trick Dog Records, 2017)
On Riva, Croatian vocalist and composer Astrid Kuljanic combines jazz with Croatian elements. Throughout the album she switches from Croatian to English-language vocals.
The album’s sound focuses around the jazz-style vocals and the accordion, supported by creative bass lines and fascinating percussion work. The Transatlantic Exploration Company plays conventional jazz as well as Brazilian beats.
The line-up on Riva includes Astrid Kuljanic on vocals; Ben Rosenblum on accordion; Mat Muntz on bass; and Rogerio Boccato on percussion.
You can purchase the album from www.pledgemusic.com/projects/astrid
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.