Another epic trailblazer although it would be so hard to top 'The Cuban Tapes'. But 'Bohemia After Dawn' carries the torch. There is some master work here on several levels, not least the sampling. 'Afrodisia' opens the album wonderfully, and the goodness just doesn't stop.
Favorite track: Mango ft. Arema Arega.
Bohemia After Dawn, the soundtrack of a lifestyle compiled in 12 sunsoaked songs. After an endless time of silence around the German Nu-Jazz outfit they're back! Laid back and lovely, matured and mellow to spoil us with their uber-cool vibe coming directly from the breezy Algarve.
Bahama Soul Club’s 5th album draws deep inspiration from the multicultural verve of young worldy folk drawn to the Bohemian coasts of the most southwestern part of Europe, where hippiesque hedonism, infinite musical diversity, and offbeat enchanted lifestyles fuel the scene.
„From countless ideas and numerous demos over the past four years, we handpicked those few songs that shone the brightest. “2018 saw a single release 'Never Roam No More' featuring the legendary John Lee Hooker. 2019 'Aint Nobody's Business' featuring Billie Holiday hit the scene. Another real legend, Sister Wynona Carr is featured on 'Tears Run Down'. „Increasingly during production we became aware of the amazing complexity of local artists, talented individuals to be found performing all day and night in the bars and near the beaches. It would take more than a couple of albums to bring these troubadours together. So there are exciting ideas for the future!
For this album we began with just few, an eclectic mix, we found our studio blessed with some serious vibes. Josephine Nightingale 'Mercy Me', 'Castelejo' and Taly Minkov-Louzeiro 'Troubles all be gone'. The ultimate track on the album 'Castelejo' is dear to our hearts and an homage to the late Vitor Hugo, featuring Rui Correia on accordeon and vocals by Cutty Wren and Hedvig Larsson. These artists are from the local neighborhood, quite literally across the lane. What a blessing, what a discovery!
Last but not least … One of the most exciting voices in the Bahama Soul Club family so far ... an ongoing love, Cuban artist Arema Arega is somewhat a permanent feature and shows her talents in 'Mango' and 'Alma Sola'.
As if this weren't enough we're more than proud to announce two cool remixes from the masters of the scene: Mighty Club des Belugas and SMOOVE himself! Nuff said.
Bohemia After Dawn, matured for 4 sunny years, doesn't say "Hey, please like me". It is just there, in its simple beauty, unobtrusive yet quietly confident. Every song shaped to the max, no compromises. Promise!
released July 16, 2020
All tracks written and performed by
Oliver Belz & André Neundorf
- Afrodisia - Saxes: York
- Mercy Me - Guitar: Ralli King, Bass: Holger Stonjek, Lars Lehmann, Backing Vocals: Maike Jacobs
- Mango - Guitar&Bass: Claus Hartisch
- Troubles All Be Gone: Flutes: York, Bass: Holger Stonjek
- Alma Sola: Bass: Holger Stonjek
- Riding The Train: Guitar: Ralli King, Bela Heine, Bass: Holger Stonjek
- Castelejo: Cana Rachada: Vitor Hugo, Accordeon: Rui Correia
Lyrics written by:
Billie Holiday on Ain't Nobody's Business
Josephine Nightingale on Mercy Me, Castelejo
Arema Arega on Mango, Alma Sola
John Lee Hooker on Never Roam No More
Taly Minkov-Louzeiro on Troubles All Be Gone
Hedvig Larsson & Cutty Wren on Castelejo
All songs published by B.O.M.P. big-O-music publishing/Germany.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Oliver Belz at Mount Belzoni Studios, Algarve/Portugal
Additional recordings and edits by André Neundorf at Lola-Planet-Complex/Germany
KOJATO - one of the most promising projects of modern Afro-Jazz and for sure a listening pleasure for ALL dear friends of The Bahama Soul Club ... If you love our sound, you should give it a try now. Bahama Soul Club