01 giugno 2019


C'è voluto del tempo, ma adesso è pronta anche l'edizione in vinile di uno dei migliori album del decennio (oltre che specialissimo capitolo nella rispettiva discografia dei protagonisti): The Ocean Tango, frutto sbocciato nel 2010 dalla collaborazione - un lungo dolcissimo flirt, in verità - tra Louis Philippe e Testbild!, con lo zampino di Danny Manners, Sean O'Hagan e Jonathan Coe. Era su Wonder Records, ora è in capo a Kalligrammofon. Come un Natale a luglio...

The Ocean Tango is the result of a joyful summertime collaboration between French pop craftsman Louis Philippe and Swedish art-pop conceptualists Testbild! An intoxicating blend of chamber pop and chamber jazz, the album is awash with trumpets, vibraphones, flutes, strings, harpsichord, Fender Rhodes, nylon guitar and the lushest of harmonies - all wrapped around elegantly tooled, constantly surprising melodies. Imagine a late-night session featuring the Beach Boys, Antonio Carlos Jobim, John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler, with a few electronic flourishes from Brian Eno, and you’re getting close to the vibe...
Originally released as a cd on Wonder Records in 2010. Remastered and slightly edited for vinyl in 2019. Produced and mixed by Kenneth Brake (London) and Petter Herbertsson and Petter Samuelsson (Malmö). Strings and vocal arrangements by Louis Philippe. Remastered for vinyl by Tomas Bodén.

https://kalligrammofon.bandcamp.com/album/the-ocean-tango
https://www.hibou-anemone-bear.com/Ocean Tango