Latest effort from ace compilers Jazzanova focuses on electronics from the early eighties.
Many of the tracks on ‘Computer Incarnations For World Peace’ are new wavish, but there are also pieces which are closer to the spirit of the Jazzanova collective, including jazz percussion from Ray Barrett and jazz-fusion from violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. But according to compiler Alex Barck, the unifying theme of the record is the recently revived Italo-disco and European cosmic sounds, or more specifically, synth-pop gems which sound as organic as they do electronic.
Previously, Jazzanova have issued compilations of Brazilian music (‘Paz e Futebol’), east European jazz (‘Focus Jazz’), club music (‘…mixing’) as well as folk and electronica (the ‘Secret Love’ series).
You can preview all tracks from the album over at Sonar Kollectiv.
1. Codek - Tim Toum
2. Propaganda - 18. Novembar
3. Special Touch - Garden Of Life
4. Sylvester - I Need Somebody To Love Tonight
5. Brian Briggs – Aeo ( Pt 1 & 2 )
6. Will Powers – Adventures In Success
7. Codek - Closer
8. Ray Barretto - Stargazer
9. Talking Drums - Courage
10. The Fixx - Reach The Beach
11. Colored Music - Heartbeat
12. Jean-Luc Ponty - Computer Incantations For World Peace
13. Aksak Maboul - Mastoul Alakefak
‘Computer Incarnations For World Peace’ is out now on Sonar Kollectiv.