dago - sounds for a blue planet
you shouldn't be familiar with Dago,
don't wonder. It's the new aka of the German artist Dagobert Böhm.
Dago is well-known in Germany by his new age / chill out music,
cultivated in albums like Sound of Wood (1982), Acoustic
Moods (1987), Morning Flight (1993) or Acoustic Unit
(1998). The album Sounds For A Blue Planet was growing over the
time between between September 1995 until November 2001. The album was
finally released this year.
Dago proclaims his album as a smooth-jazz-world-pop-ambient-chill
The first track Marrakesh
Sunrise has nothing in
common with music from Marocco, although Marrakesh is a wonderful city
in Marocco, known by its famous juggler-market. The music has
definetely an Indian touch with the sound of sitar and tablas
well-backed by a whimpering violin. The rhythm may remind one at the
music of groups like 3rd Force or Yulara.
is featuring the emotional sound of Zoltán Lantos at 5-string
violin. The tune has a hovering new age character joined with a dense sound-carpet of different rhythms.
Angua Crash rises
his mellow voice at Stay
Awake. A dense and moody
tune reminding at the vocal tunes of Pink Floyd.
Introducing instrument on Café
Au Lait (white coffee) is Tony
Lakatos' soprano sax leading to Dago's romantic guitar
Birds Of Passage
starts in a slow soulful manner. One always await the musicians will
increase their tempo. But the piece stays retained and is melting in
A dark-mooded temper
dominates Out Of The
Jungle. The tune has the
classical strenght of a piece of Ravel. Sounds of the jungle
are woven into the melody.
Nessa Hora Azul presents
Maria Hort Petersen's lovely vocals in a Brazilian tune singing
about a new-born love.
has a strong world music character. Guitar-riffs, tom tom beats and Tony
Lakatos's flute shape this piece.
C Steven Toeteberg's
hammond organ pushs Zoltán Lantos's violin to dynamic solos.
(At The Owl Tower) remains in the new age area. Do you remember Winfried
Trenkler's former radio program "Schwingungen"
This soft and retaining
sound is also characteristic for Morning
Flight. A sensitive music
Straight Away reveals
Tokunbo Akinro's awesome voice tenderly caressed by Dago's acoustic guitar.
I Do Love My Life Dago
showcases his skills intonating acoustic and electric guitars
accompanied by decent South American rhythms.
Soluna Samay sings
I Wish I Was A
Seagull, a 11 years old
child. And she had much fun, as you can hear by her giggle. The next
What you can await is a
colorful new age album with much romantic harmonics.