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With his unmistakable sound-mix of Jazz- and Swing samples and electronic music, Parov Stelar has secured his own unique position in the world of music. His eagerly awaited fourth album “Coco” will be released soon.
The double CD starts off where his successful LP’s “Rough Cuts”, “Seven And Storm” and “Shine” ended. At the same time, he is also further developing his established jazzy sound by adding new stylistic elements to his tunes. Also his dancefloor productions, which up until now have only been published as singles, find a debut to a greater extent on his album. They meet with Stelar’s melancholic melodious trademark sound, which is well known from his earlier albums but is now also spiced up with Hip-Hop beats and synth-pads.
Parov Stelar manages to build bridges between his own worlds of sound with this extensive LP as well he as he does with dance music in general. An electrifying album to experience and fall for.
The two CDs are initially thought of as one with tracks that can be danced to, and one with tracks more suitable just for listening. Nevertheless the line between those two approaches becomes blurred in Parov Stelar’s newest compositions. The album makes you tap your feet more and more with every track.
The musician himself sees the whole thing as a “book for musical readers” which is classically defined in introduction, middle part and end. Because of modern musical habits and downloading, non-single album tracks tend to be less prominent and ultimately ignored. Parov Stelar sees “Coco” as a statement against this habit.
Apart from two duet tracks with Max The Sax, the saxophone player from his live band, Stelar has cooperated with six singers from different genres. Especially the voice of Lilja Bloom flavors the album strongly. This again gives “Coco” a characteristic one and only feeling.