Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Tikiyaki Orchestra - Aloha, Baby!

The Tikiyaki Orchestra - Aloha, Baby! (2011)
The Tikiyaki Orchestra exist in a class by themselves. There really is no other band quite like them on the planet. They take the Exotica tradition as established by pioneers Denny, Lyman and Baxter and bring it into the 21st century. Their unmistakable sound is a blend of the coolest retro styles–exotica, lounge, space-age bachelor pad, crime jazz, spy, surf, spaghetti western and more. The professionalism of the musicians is evident and the orchestration is right on. Like the perfect Martini, the sound is very clean and well mixed, especially from drums and vibes neither of which are overstated. They even throw in a little Hawaiian steel guitar to smooth things out. While Tikiyaki Orchestra certainly evokes the musical stylings of musicians like Martin Denny, Esquival, and Les Baxter, there is also a jazzy influence a little more reminiscent of Dean Elliot and Les Brown. It has been a long while since I have thought of any music as being just plain fun. This is. It makes you want to throw a party just so you can play this music during it. Spin "Aloha, Baby" at your next get together, it absolutely will have a positive and completely groovy effect on your guests.
 Track List:

01. Theme For Jetsetters [03:09]
02. Polynesian Village Love Theme [03:13]
03. ALoha, Baby ! [02:43]
04. La Hula Rhumba [04:00]
05. In Search of Mei Ting [03:42]
06. Kono's Revenge [02:47]
07. Lotus Operandi [03:54]
08. Mysteria [02:46]
09. Chateau Leilani [02:15]
10. Lahaina Morning Rain [02:31]
11. Mana Pacifica [02:49]
12. Hawai'i Nocturne [03:56]
13. Captain Lush Black Box Recording [02:15]



RYP said...

love the Tikiyaki Orchestra, thanks a lot for "Aloha, Baby!" + "Idol Worship"!

xopher.tm said...

Loving all these. Thank you!


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