Some things just get better with time. Red wine and self-confidence, for instance, or Matt Bianco. The legendary British group, named after an imaginary Sixties superspy in the Eighties, is adored around the world for hits like "Half A Minute", "Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed", "Whose Side Are You On?", or "Yeh Yeh". For their fifteenth album "Gravity", front-man, vocalist and songwriter Mark Reilly recruited a superb new band featuring Swedish sax- and flute-star Magnus Lindgren and a large chunk of Jamie Cullum's group. Their mission: reviving and modernizing Matt Bianco's Bossa- and Jazz-roots, while keeping the easy going swing of former successes, built around the singularly recognizable Dry-Martini-voice of Mark Reilly. The result is an energetic, yet relaxed collection of ten original songs, with enough gravity to please their most sophisticated admirers and plenty of new fans, who might have been bitten by the Jazz-bug via a Gregory Porter or Jamie Cullum.
Epic electronica and deep atmospheric compositions. Hypnotising, haunting, dynamic. Sonic experience like a stunning soundtrack of an colourful science fiction movie. An impressing game of genres like Electronica, Ambient, Electro to Classic.
The multi talented musician Jens Buchert from Stuttgart is one the most popular international producers from the German Downbeat, Ambient, Lounge, Chillout scene. He is known for his ambient and electronic music projects Space Night, Café Solaire, Pacha compilation, Ibiza Chillout, Sunset Chill, Savannah Beach Club and last but not least the Café Abstract series…
Electric Swan was born as solo project from Wicked Minds guitarist and founding member, Lucio Calegari. Vintage oriented hard rock with the 70's in sharp focus is what Electric Swan provides on their second production "Swirl in Gravity", and while you can name many of the usual suspects as possible sources of inspiration there's a distinct blues influence that is a common denominator throughout, and in a manner that makes associations towards a band like The Allman Brothers Band hard to avoid. And if you have their albums side by side with Black Sabbath and Janis Joplin in your record collection, you should find this disc to be a fairly enjoyable acquaintance.