The German label Ozella Music
is a brainchild of the musician Dagobert (Dago) Böhm. He 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), Acoustic Unit (1998) or
For A Blue Planet. On his label Ozella Music he also offers
releases of numerous artists like Stephan Bormann, Hands on Strings,
Roger Matura, Shunsuke Mizuno, Guido Ponzini, Michel Sajrawy,
HenschkeSchlott, Karl Seglem, Streif,
Gerold Kukulenz, Trio Bravo and more. Ozella Music also releases
Noon, Evening, Night mediating a good survey about the program
of this label.
A special section of Ozella Music is
Ozella Lounge showcasing musical genres like Lounge, Downtempo,
Chillout and Electronica. The first compilation of Ozella Lounge is
The Sound (2007). The album starts with Stardelay's Earthlight.
Stardelay is a project of multi-instrumentalist
Friends of Fender Rhodes will love the clean sound of this piece with
a catchy melody and a dynamic rhythm. His upcoming album A New High
Fidelity Tripout is scheduled for release fall 2007.
Pianist Reinmar Henschke, who is
performing with sax player Volker Schlott since 1999, performs
brilliantly on the piano on Ein Neuer Tag (A New Day). It's a moody chill
out tune with dream character. In contrast stands the following tune
Evil Was Her Name featuring the cool voice of blues minstrel Pete
Alderton. Sophisticated like JJ Cale the U.K. born singer convinces
with his authentic vocals.
Space Walk is taken from
Gerold Kukulenz' album Miles High. The right title for a
mixture of guitar and electronic music underlayered with a deep bass.
The rhythm is based on a very dry snare.
Andreas Leitfeld, who passed away
one year ago, called his project Natural Frequencies. The tune
Hurikea was taken from the album Ornamental Journey. Spacey
music with a Japanese voice on a syncopated beat.
is a reminiscence to
a French café perhaps in Paris. A time of relaxing during a billiard
play. It's reminds at a movie score of a film noire during the time of
Humphrey Bogart. The tune was taken from the album Cafe Thiossane
(Mountain Energy) is the project of the Chinese bamboo flutist Wu Fei
and the musicians Guo Yue, Helge A. Norbakken, Guido Ponzini and
Giovanni Amighetti. Avalon is a
legendary island somewhere in the British Isles, the place where King
Arthur shall be buried. The mystic charm of this island is
encompassed in Shan Qi's song revealing the beauty of the flute in all
After this journey into world music Stardelay's
Still Humming brings us back into the cool area of chill
out. Some musician are able to play on a saw. This weird sound is
nicely introduced into this genre.
Reinmar Henschke's Schlechte Nachricht (Bad News) is
another collage of environement-sound mixed with electronic mediums.
Bad tones creep clandestinely into the sequence of mundane music.
Dagobert Böhm's Far Away is a short
interlude performed on a romantic guitar.
Reinmar Henschke's Unterwegs
(On The Way) is a combination of floating light piano music
based on a earthy percussion beat.
The only vocal song on this album is
Stardelay's It Could Be Sweet. The liner notes of the album
don't reveal who is the female singer of the tune. She has a timbre
and attitude comparable to Sade.
Finale tune on this unique album is
Stardelay's Why It's Warm. Elegant tones on electronic piano
are fading in the air.
Ozella Music's new creation The
Sound is airy and contemporary Lounge. Germany has a tradition in such
electronically music since the time of Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream and
- Buy the album at
- Title: The Sound Vol. 1
Artist: Various Artists
Label: Ozella Music
01 Earthlight / Stardelay [3:02]
02 Ein Neuer Tag / Reinmar Henschke [4:35]
03 Evil Was Her Name / Pete Alderton [3:38]
04 Space Walk / Gerold Kukulenz [5:32]
05 Hurikea / Natural Frequencies [5:21]
06 French Pool / HenschkeSchlott [4:33]
07 Avalon / Shan QI [4:36]
08 Still Humming / Stardelay [5:10]
09 Schlechte Nachricht / Reinmar Henschke [4:47]
10 Far Away / Dagobert Böhm [2:40]
11 Unterwegs / Reinmar Henschke [7:01]
12 It Could Be Sweet / Stardelay [3:52]
13 Why It's Warm / Stardelay [4:05]