Monday, February 27, 2012

How To Be Swav & De-Boner ***ReUp***




Ultra Lounge Vol 4

Bachelor Pad Royale

1996



As the title implies, the songs on this 18-song compilation were intended for bachelors who wanted to create a suitably suave atmosphere between the mid-'50s and mid-'60s. So although the music draws from jazz (both big band and cool), lounge pop, and film/TV soundtracks, it's primarily designed to set a mood or background. That means that when it's pushed to the foreground, it really doesn't sound all that entertaining, even as it evokes archetypical (and oft-silly) vibes of a certain era. Martin Denny, Julie London, Nelson Riddle, and a host of no-names from the Capitol vaults bring you that sound here. When an occasional element of excitement, even danger, creeps in (Riddle's "Theme from Route 66," Elliott Fisher's "Theme from Our Man Flint," Jimmie Haskell's "A Shot in the Dark"), the interest level rises, as it does for any slice of good soundtrack music. Otherwise, these days it makes the ambience stuffier, not cooler.


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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Les Baxter, Julie London, Nelson Riddle, all famous, all remembered. You? Just a NO NAME. Expand your horizons, No Name. The world existed before you got here, it'll continue when you're gone.

Trustar said...

To "Anonymous"

I usually include who/where the reviews are taken from. In this instance, I did not. This particular quote was taken from All Music Group as are many of the reviews I include with the postings. I don't necessarly agree with all of the reviewers and their statements, but they are included with the post to give the visiters a little more information then just the cover. Ever stop to think about why I posted this series???? It is because I have each of the CD's in the series and I like them! As an obvious new visitor to this site, you have no knowledge of the many exotica/lounge albums that have been posted here in the past. It has been my goal to share and expose others to different styles and sounds of music that I listen to and enjoy.


Hope you can mellow out and appreciate them also.

Peace

No Name

Rockandre said...

Hello Trustar. Could you please re-up volume 4? This is a great series. Thank you!

the carp said...

anything with a version of caravan on it is ALWAYS appreciated.