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  • Release Date 2012-11-30
  • Label Favorite
  • Catalog FVR070
Favorite Recordings presents its new collaboration with Finland based band Andre Solomko & Vinyl Jam. These guys are spreading love like in old glorious times! An incredible jazzy vibe comes out of their authentic analog studio, lost in the middle of the peaceful snow. Vinyl Jam is a former record label / studio / band project based in Helsinki, Finland. It was founded and is kept rolling by Andre Solomko, independent producer, composer and saxophonist. With a great early career in his native USSR and in Eastern Europe, Andre then immigrated to Finland. And after a few difficult years he quickly launched the Vinyl Jam studio. It resulted in 2 albums self-released between 2006 and 2009, and which quickly caught the attention of international Jazz and Soul diggers, with amongst them Favorite Recordings' founder, Pascal Rioux. Continuing the "obscure movie soundtrack' theme" developed and introduced with the Kino LP, Favorite Recordings is also very proud to announce the release of Où es-tu maintenant ?, by Andre Solomko! The mission is within logo "AAA": Analog, Analog, Analog, meaning we are doing records. Please note that this production is not only recorded and mixed in analog, it's also mastered in analog at Timmion Records studio (Soul Investigators, Nicole Willis, Myron E, etc…). All 6 tracks are very much a stylistic kaleidoscope with cinematographic conception. Such an approach makes this album stand out from "Club-Jazz" idioms, which has become a well-known trademark of Andre's composing style. Jazz-Rock and Jazz-Funk grooves are combined with the melodic approach of classic European movie soundtracks, which have influenced Andre's song writing in harmony. TRACKLIST "I Recall" - An already well-known pilot track is a prologue, specially remixed for LP release. The story is brought up from a bottom of a dusty crate, leading us to a chain of memories and associations, which is what the album is about. "Grooving with Grover in Paradise" - Andre pays homage to Grover Washington. The track sporadically quotes a riff from Grover's album "Paradise". Theme is original and leads to wide Jazz-Rock styled chorus, nicely performed by band's female vocalist Maru. "Summer 77" - Closing side A with a little happy track, with a nice beach mood and laid back groove. The track comprises usual Vinyl Jam goodies: sweet Rhodes, clavinet, string-machine sounds, tight and dry drums.... "Où es-tu maintenant ?" - Side B opener. A very complex track made of few different parts, which are paradoxically connected by harmonic bridges, with a sweet main theme and vocals by La Say. It creates a very distinctive manner to the track. "We Had Some Good Years Together" - One more love story… a sweet dialog between harmonika (Denis Ani), soprano sax and vocals (Maru). It's an album climax point with sweet sorrow and a fresh wind of hope. "I Recall (Instrumental)" - Last drop with an Up-tempo version of a main theme with all the usual Vinyl Jam features.


Où es-tu maintenant ? (Bonus Edition)

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