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Main » 2008 » May » 24 » Bo Axelzon & His Exotic Sounds
Bo Axelzon & His Exotic Sounds
Bo Axelzon & His Exotic Sounds - 1996 - Bo Axelzon & His Exotic Sounds

The 1st release from this new label out of Sweden. A small orchestra plays Classic & pure Exotica: featuring a nostalgic sound performed by brass, reeds, bird calls, sitar, percussion, accordian, guitars, vibes, bongos, congas All original compositions I think. This is really great!

Tracks :
A1 Salome 3:29
A2 Florentine Cheneste 3:20
A3 Cachita 2:35

B1 Elins Blue Eyes 1:58
B2 El Manicero 3:02
B3 Solamente Una Vez 4:56

Bo Axelzon: Drums, Percussion
Adam Axelzon: Percussion, Bird Calls
Curt Landberg: Trumpet
Roger Petersson: Valve Trombone
Gunnar Ericsson: Tenor Saxophone
Stig Bäckström: Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bassoon
Ebbe Belfrage: Accordion
Dick Malm: Accordion, Guitar
Gunnar Örtenstrand: Guitar
Stefan Kéry: Lap Steele, Sitar, Saz, Guitar
Anders Paulsson: Bass
Lars Hedström: Bass
Recorded at In Deep Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
Produced by: Adam Axelzon, Stefan Kéry, Anders Paulsson

What you are hearing now is our interpretation of the famous song Nature Boy and this is what we do. We try to find music that we can do as a development between Cuban and Exotic music, a musical form that goes back to the late 20's and till today, truly in the twilight of Afro-Cuban and Exotica. For us the music is a really great way of sweeping away the unexpected dinner party/ cocktail drinking/ blind date/ married couple/ audience by our musical surge. We like to think that everyone needs to get away from the pressure in everyday life and just appear in a musical fantasy were the sun and the surf is always with you. The backbone of this group consists of two persons, Bo Axelzon and Adam Axelzon. We are both percussionists and have been playing music for some time. Between us we have played music from hambo to fusion. The pictures presented on this site are from different time periods and different settings, mostly rehearsal pictures but still it is us. We like to think that we are the only band in Scandinavia who plays this kind of music.
~From their myspace page

Sleeve Notes :
In these days of tension on a world wide scale, and hurry in our daily tasks, one of our greatest needs is for some means to relax, to find relief from worry. The answer is found when you encounter Bo Axelzon. Bosse, his son Adam & their swinging gang of Exotic-nicks give you a blazing hi-fi display of brass and percussion. Foreign, exotic instruments appear and dazzle your imagination. You've never experienced music like this before.
This is music to see - on this record there are many new sounds that will force the listener to create his own word picture. This is music to feel - as Bo and his gang are careful to provide in their orchestration the specific feeling of sipping exotic drinks while gulping in some unbelievably picturesque beauty.
To put it with what may well be deceptive simplicity, the rather modest purpose of this album is to achieve a kind of high fidelity travelouge - an intention, by the way, that is anounced at the outset by the Saz and Egyptian drum in "Salome".
This whole album, indeed, is as revealing of Bo's resourcefullness as it is of the various musicians creative inspiration. Basically, indeed, it betrays nothing more complicated than an urge to provide an irresistable beat. And that, after all, is the way the drums were meant to be played. Bo has been beating the skins for such musical dignities as Charro Pampas, to name just one.
This amazing debut album full of contrast and surprises, is an ideal showcase for the myriad talents of Bo Axelzon and his Exotic Sounds. The exotic mood music that you´ll hear in this set is right now a commercial succes as a new pop approach; but there's nothing new under the sun, as this kind of playing has a long and colorful history that goes back over a thousand years.

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