Ziad el Rahbani – Abu Ali
One of the lebanese music pioneers, also son of Feyrouz, one of my favourite tracks ever.
Miles Davis – Backyard Rituals
Disco a la Miles Davis.
Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers
Definitely one of my favourite classical rock tunes.
Porcupine Tree – The Sky Moves Sideways
One of the best progressive rock albums out there and definitely my favourite porcupine tree tune.
Eloy – The Sun Song
Early german progressive rock at its best.
Kruder & Dorfmeister – the K&D Sessions
A classic and one of my biggest influences as a teen.
Notorious B.I.G = Life After Death
So smooth, laid back and the funkiest hiphop album to be made.
Moritz von oswald trio – Jam
No words. just listen. One of the finest electronic music pieces.
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
Definitely my favourite Miles Davis work.
Skalpel – Skalpel
The finest in Polish Nu Jazz fused with electronics.
Morcheeba – Head up High
This album is timeless and one of my fav from the uk band!
Nesta & Silky Raven – A Thousand And One Nights (Fantôme de Nuit)
Fantôme de Nuit continues to distinguish itself with a new EP from Jakob Seidensticker and Henrik Raabe aka Silky Raven, this time in cahoots with Nesta. Before now Jakob Seidensticker and Henrik Raabe have been best known as part of
the Wareika team and have won plenty of rightful acclaim for their EPs and recent LP on Visionquest. They have impressed before now on this label and here in collaboration with Nesta they do so again.
Up first is ‘A Thousand And One Nights’ a truly fresh and original track that really gets you under its spell over the course of ten minutes. Deep and lazy beats unfold beneath curious synth lines and louche percussion. It’s tender and sombre with a
hypnotising Middle Eastern vocal, and slowly evolves into a modulated acid number that burrows deep into your brain. A fantastic Golden Age mix of the same cut is quicker and slicker, with more direct deep house feelings run through by spinning cymbals, waify vocals that drift in and out and a gentle percussive touch that soothes the soul and oozes spiritual vibes. Last of all, ‘Ancestors’ is another fantastically deep and laid back house cut. It truly takes you on a worldly journey with flutes, oriental sound design and jazzy percussion, as well as more Middle Eastern vocal cries, that really makes you cut loose and dream of foreign lands. This is an expressive and compelling EP that brings plenty of new ideas to the house world.
Out Now – Nesta & Silky Raven – A Thousand And One Nights (Fantôme de Nuit) No. FDN008