Martin Denny - Exotica II, 1958 Remaster
So there I was one evening listening to Music For A Pachelor Pad Volume 3 and out pops Martin Denny and his Exotica expert and I was just intoxicated by the creative spirit of this guy. Denny was a native New Yorker and managed to release a ton of albums over his career many of which hit the lounge genre. These early albums are all just amazing with tons of vivid coloring, great percussion, jazzy overtones and a certain creativity that you just cant put your finger on. No question if you crank this album your family will truely believe you flipped your lid !
Mommy........daddy's gone coo coo.....he listening to lounge Exotica album again........
If you have not heard the music of Scott Walker then you have really missed out. For those who remember the Walker Brothers for the 60s will clearly remember the strong and expressive vocals of Scott Walker. Scott 3 was his final album to hit the Top 10 in Britain and what made this album so unique was that the vast majority were self penned songs.......music, orchestration and lyrics ! Scott was totally inspired by the music of Jacques Brel and once again there are a few tracks in pure devotion as his ode (after all what would a Scott Walker album be without Jacque Brel !).
Scott 3 is my favorite of all his solo albums and IMHO represents his most progressive album of the lot! Fontana-Phonogram did a wonderful job on all of Scotts albums giving them the 24 bit HDCD remaster. Pure angelic music that will simply blow your mind.
A pure genius.......pure genius