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Atom™ presents: Around the world with Señor Coconut and his Orchestra



Around The World with Senor Coconut and his Orchestra
Atom™ presents: Around the world with Señor Coconut and his Orchestra
(CD) Third-Ear (Japan) 2008-04-29, Essay Recordings & PIAS (Europe except UK) AYCD17, New State Recordings (UK), Doublemoon (Turkey) 2008-06-09, National (U.S.A.) - tba

Tracklisting :
01. AROUND THE WORLD (intro) Voc: Argenis Brito
02. SWEET DREAMS Voc: Argenis Brito
03. DA DA DA Voc: Stephan Remmler
04. KISS Voc: Argenis Brito/Louie Austen
05. CORCOVADO (QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS) Voc: Argenis Brito and Robo*Brazileira
06. AROUND THE WORLD (interlude) Voc: Argenis Brito
07. QUE RICO EL MAMBO Voc: Argenis Brito
08. PINBALL CHACHA Voc: Louie Austen
09. WHITE HORSE Voc: Argenis Brito
10. LA VIDA ES LLENA DE CABLES Voc: Argenis Brito
11. MOSCOW DISCOW Voc: Argenis Brito
12. AROUND THE WORLD (outro) Voc: Argenis Brito
Bonus tracks
13. DREAMS ARE MY REALITY Voc: Louie Austen
14. VOODOO DREAMS by Les Baxter (Atom™ Remix)

Links :
fotolog.com/atom_tm_news
myspace.com/senorcoconutuk
essayrecordings.com

Press Release :
Around the World with Señor Coconut

Señor Coconut, the man of a thousand aliases, has struck again and amazed everyone once more. Following "El Baile Alemán" (dedicated to the German Electro pioneers Kraftwerk), "Fiesta Songs" (a joyful collection of popular songs including "Smooth Operator", "Beat It", "Smoke on the Water") and "Yellow Fever" (a tribute to his Japanese fellow musicians of the Yellow Magic Orchestra) here comes his fourth trick, which the musical knight of the Order of the Coconut has worked on for almost a year in real and virtual studios. "Around the World" would actually be a simple pop album if it was not for el Señor, alias Atom™: he is just not interested in the easy route! If you are going to cover the pearls of international pop, you really have to contribute a powerful idea of your own. And you know you’ve made it when the musicians you are covering themselves take part in the recording, as the three members of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Oscar and Grammy winner Ryuichi Sakamoto, did on the "Yellow Fever" album, and as Stephan Remmler, the legendary head of the band Trio, did on this occasion. Which brings us to the heart of the matter: for "Around the World", Señor Coconut has again conjured "Electrolatino" songs from international hits. And once more, he first recorded the big band with which he has been bringing his concepts to the stage on rapturously received tours for many years, in order to then take the recordings apart in his own studio in Santiago de Chile, reassemble them, surgically process each track, and inject that special Coconut magic. As singers, he had available to him his front man Argenis Brito, the crooner Louis Austen (yes, the Viennese Frank Sinatra!) and the aforementioned Stephan Remmler.

Atom™ has again adopted the perspective of an alien who, from Chile, his distant orbit, perceives the world as a remote place and not as his place of origin. For this purpose, Atom™ uses the technique of mash up or culture clash: an Austrian crooner sings on a Swiss Cha-Cha-Cha (Pinball ChaCha), a Japanese, Toshiyuki Yasuda, programs the computer part on a Brazilian Bossa Nova classic (Corcovado - Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars), and this voice does a duet with Argenis Brito, a Venezuelan singer who lives in Berlin. One theme which all Señor Coconut albums share is Mambo, which is in turn an artificial product developed by Dámaso Pérez Prado. And once again we are dealing with someone living in exile: the Cuban Pérez Prado lived, worked and died in Mexico and produced for the American market. It was he who brought together stereotypes from the widest imaginable range of sources to make "Latino" marketable for the first time, leading in turn to Mambo making the crossover to jazz and turning up in popular hits in Germany in the 50s and 60s. In "La vida es llena de cables" a Latino big band arrangement clashes with Reggaeton-Rap and the Aciton sounds developed by Atom™ - Aciton is a hybrid of Acid and Reggaeton. The track "Around the World" by the French band Daft Punk provides the background for this exceptional production, it is the common thread that unifies the album: electronica which is put back on its acoustic feet, because Señor Coconut’s creative process is no one-way street.


Entitled "Around the World with Señor Coconut", the new album will be released by the following record companies:

Third-Ear (Japan) (Release date 29.04.08)
Essay Recordings in joint venture with PIAS (Europe except UK) (Release date 09.06.08)
New State Recordings (UK) (Release date 09.06.08)
Doublemoon (Turkey) (Release date 09.06.08)
National (USA) (Release date tbc)

The album contains vocal performances by Stephan Remmler (Trio), Louie Austen, Argenis Brito, Peter Rap and RoboBrazileira.

Needless to say that each release will contain slightly different tracklists. Spanish versions of "Kiss" ("Beso") and "Da Da Da" will either be released as bonus tracks or separately through iTunes.

Further Essay Recordings is planning to do a limited edition 7-inch of "Da Da Da" as well as a regular vinyl edition of the album. Louie Austen’s "Dreams are my Reality" (which was produced by Atom™ under the Señor Coconut moniker) will also be included on the album as a bonus title.
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Jerome Jerome ·  19 June 2008, 14:31

Fantastique album de l'été ! ! !


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