15 Track compilation from Solid [japan], featuring mellow vibes culled from the Tabu Records vaults. Artists included Kathy Mathis, Alexander O'Neal, Cherrelle, S.O.S. Band & more.
This is the world premiere recording of Vasks' second symphony. It is a 40-minute, one-movement work which opens with a glorious bang, with the orchestra at its most powerful and busy. A few minutes in, Vasks offers us repose which is almost religious, there is a buildup and then more reflection, and a long crescendo to great might again. The work ends on a beautifully introspective, soft, haunting refrain. Vasks is primarily a Romantic, so the work is tonal; there are touches of Kancheli (but not as much breast-beating), Shostakovich (again, not as pessimistic).
Its all about Light Aromas, another selection of superb tracks from established artists like Saafi Brothers, Kuba, Ten Madison, Aural Float, Vibrasphere as well as fresh talents like Enterprise and Jong. Its all about soft, chilled, mellow ambient and downbeat… warm, deep, light and colourful music… smacky chillout for your ears! Whatever season it is, whatever day it is, whenever the cd is running in your player, the summer is starting for you!
Once again, the U.K.-based Harmless label harvests a set of laid-back R&B and jazz-funk from the '70s, focusing on rare grooves that have been given new life throughout the years by the rap world.