8/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 08 February 2013
“German yet fun”, screams a slightly racist quote from 808 State’s Graham Massey in the press release to Swiss composer Bruno Spoerri’s previous reissue on the mighty Finders Keepers. Well, everyone liked that one so much that now they’ve got two more of his whimsical early electro-funk and smooth synth jazz scores from the ‘70s for us, one of which has never been released in any form before!
It’s light, lively and imaginative throughout, making great use of electronics and synths alongside more traditional rock and classical instruments in a warm and varied collection which takes in lounge jazz, experimental electronics, krauty repetition and playful funk and puts it together in a completely accessible, human way, with vocals, when they appear, sometimes blurred into just another background texture.
On first listen, ‘Teddy Bar’ seems to be the more lighthearted and upbeat of the two soundtracks while ‘Lilith’ is a little more ominous and contemplative, even abstract in places, making use of drones and processed vocals. Those of you out there who are lapping up all these vintage soundtrack reissues lately now have something else to add to your “to buy” list.
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- Teddy Bar / Lilith by Bruno Spoerri
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