Various – Valgusesse - 8 Shiny Tracks From Estonian Radio Archive
Label: Frotee – FRO009 Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation Country: Estonia Released: 15 Jun 2016 Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul Style: Ambient, Soft Rock, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul
Frotee is back on track with the search for forgotten pearls in Estonian Radio archive. For our first compilation “Valgusesse - 8 shiny tracks from Estonian Radio archive” Frotee team has hand-picked 8 previously unreleased songs by 8 Estonian artists. These tracks, with their range of styles from soul to AOR, jazz to ambient, have long ago earned their rightful place in Frotee's heart but are only now being released in a form of a record.
On “Valgusesse” compilation you’ll find tracks from groups from Frotee’s earlier discography. Elektra, under their initial name Kooli-prii, had recorded another charming soul cover. Fusion-disco-reggae group Tornaado surprises us with an Estonian version of Kraftwerk's hit single “Das Model”. It might well be the first opportunity for you to discover some early Estonian ambient sounds by Tiit Aunaste or hear the songs from the previously underrated pop-singer Kristi Tammik. The collection also features pop sounds by the well-known Estonian jazz musicians Sven Kullerkupp and Lembit Saarsalu. The pianist Sven Kullerkupp recorded perfect Balearic beat in 1990 and Estonian best saxophonist Lembit Saarsalu found time to play disco-funk with Estonian Radio orchestra in 1979. Both sides of LP end with authentic Estonian yacht rock, played by Salamander and Radar, respectively. (NM/NM)
Tracklist A1 –Kooli-Prii Päikeselaik 3:02 A2 –Kristi Tammik Haldjalaul 2:08 A3 –Sven Kullerkupp Fiesta 5:50 A4 –Salamander (23) Kui Mu Kõrval Käid 4:03 B1 –Eesti Raadio Estraadiorkester Ma Ootan Sind 5:11 B2 –Tornaado Seitse 3:46 B3 –Tiit Aunaste Valgusesse 3:48 B4 –Radar Kui Mind Kutsud Sa 4:03