Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra returns with Black Sun, its second full-length album of 100% original, unadulterated disco sophistication, featuring all three original members of pioneering Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth; a full orchestra with arrangements split between Arthur Verocai and Azymuth’s late maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami; plus members of the legendary Rio funk group Banda Black Rio. Since its critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2014, the FOMDO imprint has released a string of remixes by some all-time greats of dance music, including John Morales, Theo Parrish, Mark Pritchard, Marcellus Pittman, Andres, Dego, Volcov, Kirk Degiorgio and Al Kent. To huge effect in clubs and festivals around the globe, some of the more recent remixes teased the new album material, which for the first time, is presented in its original, soul-heavy incarnation, alongside instrumental versions highlighting the album’s stunning arrangements and compositional brilliance. Far from a throw-back – with disco music firmly entrenched in the modern club vernacular – Black Sun is ecstatic dance music at its finest.
MICHAEL FORSTER – PIANO CHILL
Piano Chill is a series of newly recorded and unique piano and piano + cello versions of the latest pop hits and the most popular neo-classical works. Unique piano / piano + cello covers of popular songs by Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Sia, Tom Odell, Harry Styles, John Legend and Passenger. Unique versions of the most popular neo-classical piano tracks by Max Richter, Ludovico Einaudi, Olafur Arnalds, Johann Johannsson, Thomas Newman or Lambert. Unique piano + cello version of Hans Zimmer’s “Cornfield Chase”. High quality sound recording: Steinway D-piano and acoustic production in high-end studio.
THE OBERHAMER BROTHERS- TOGETHER AGAIN
The third single from power duo The Oberhamer Brothers, “There Is Love” is a melody-driven tune that has you dancing along – a sultry start to a night out on the town! Both musical experts in their own right, brothers Brandon and Doug Oberhamer have come together to create their debut smooth jazz album, “Together Again!” Multi-instrumentalist Doug is a Musical Director on Broadway in New York City. You can hear his stylings on Flugelhorn, piano, guitar and drums/keys tracking. Doug also mixed and mastered the album. Saxophonist Brandon is a big band leader, instructor and freelancer in Calgary, Alberta. ~ www.smoothjazz.com.