Saturday 18 November 2023

Posted by Gerry Hectic | File under : , ,

We've had some heavy jazz of the site recently so it seems a good time to celebrate 25 years of the underground Manchester club night 'Aficionado' run by Jason Boardman & Moonboots.

Killer tunes by rock god (well, Focus) guitarist Jan Akkerman with his dreamy Axelrod-esque verson of 'Ode To Billy Joe', top jazz-funk bassist Stanley Clark's 'Desert Song' that's so  cool along with Alain Debray's 'Concierto de Aranjuez' (you'll know the tune if not the name) make you think, what sort of club was this in Madchester!

Well, it seems like a cross of lounge meets Peterson and Trunk expecially with a digital 'exclusive' of 'Cool Bright Northern Morning', 'Mudd's 'Summer In The Wood' and The Superimposers' jangley 'Seeing Is Believing'.

The more you listen to this, you want to get that time machine set to late 90s and do the loungin' house coat vibe before your time (Ed. and open toed sandals?)  You'd definitely want to spend time on the beach with the Lissvik remix of 'Honey Mine' by Korallreven and the exceptional Laetitia Sadier (she of Stereolab fame) on Girogio Tuma's post-Baleraric-dub 'Through Your Hands Love Can Shine'; reggae-synth on the beach you might say.

When you need some high class downtempo, ambient, soul, disco, jazzy, soft-rock reggae Balearic's, you need the affection of '25 Years Of Aficonado' to get together and do it again.

But you said, "Peterson", OK so you've got the jazzy trip hop of Teacher, vibrazone-ish 'Shine' by Kalimba and First Word orginals, The Haggis Horns'. 

Warm have just celebrated their 24th Birthday party themselves (with LTJ Bukem of all people) and have released Paul 'Sun Child' Hillery's 'Folk, Funk & Trippy Troubadours' Vol. 2 and an X-PRESS2 remix set of David Kitt's 'Till The End' (see album review HERE) so it's anybodies guess what'll be coming next?

Aritst: Various Artists

Title: 25 Years Of Aficionado 

Release date: 17th November, 2023

Label: RE:WARM 

Cat. No: RE:WARM 017

Format: 2xLP / CD / Digital


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