The music of Electric Orange, founded in 1992 in the city of Aachen, represents the so-called krautrock scene that emerged in the seventies. Originally they were a duo consisting of Dirk Bittner (vocals, guitar, percussion) and Dirk Jan Müller (synthesizers, keyboards). During the nineties the band recorded a few albums for the famous British Delerium label, combining psychedelics with electronic rhythms, similar to bands like Ozric Tentacles. Later on they were joined by Georg Monheim (drums) and Tom Rückwald (bass).
This EP offers some swinging jazz adapted feel, quasi like trying to have a time travel into the German (late) 60's…
Stéphane Grappelli (26 January 1908 – 1 December 1997) was a French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1934. It was one of the first all-string jazz bands. He has been called "the grandfather of jazz violinists" and continued playing concerts around the world well into his 80s.
One Shot 80: Da oltre di 10 anni è la collana più completa dedicata ai successi Pop e Dance della decade che va dal 1980 al 1989. Dopo il successo ottenuto con la prima serie arrivata al 20° volume, anche grazie agli innumerevoli Fans che con e-mail e cartoline contenute all'interno del CD hanno collaborato alla riuscita con le loro segnalazioni, ecco che la Universal Music Italia, propone quello che viene considerato il completamento dell'opera. La Nuova One Shot, come forse avete già capito, oltre ad essere rinnovata nel look, è rinnovata anche nei contenuti, 2 CD per volume che raccolgono anno per anno tutto quello che gli anni 80 hanno offerto.
Its stick or twist for GoGo Penguin as they release this, their Blue Note debut and the first of a reputed three album deal. Do they push ahead, expanding their palette of electronica seen through the prism of acoustic jazz, or retreat a tad in deference to their new paymasters by emphasising the more traditional jazz elements of their sound. Should we be concerned that the two years since their breakthrough v2.0 album suggest a creative block or difficulty coping with the raised stakes? While they would hardly be the first act to lose their nerve on entering the major label big league, it is thankfully and emphatically not the case here as "Man Made Object" develops and builds on their early promise.