Lovers of the music of
Paul Hardcastle's The Jazzmasters and Kim Waters' Streetwize series
will be captured by the magic of
Kool&Klean. Creator of these popular series is
saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni, who lives since several years in
Germany, where his activity rises to unimagined heights.
Among the plethora of his
serial productions Kool&Klean is the one with the
most frequent following albums. The preoccupation of music
enthusiasts is already assuming biblical proportions. Volume VII
was just released in September 2017. Almost taken for
granted now: Konstantin has
written, performed and produced all tracks.
The album starts with Beyond The Horizon, in which all the
elements that made Klashtorni's music great have been genuinely
reunited. A wonderful flow, excellent music instrumentation, and all
ingredients necessary for the ultimate attraction.
A Water's Cascade atomized into thousands
of drops and still remains a crystal form of beauty. Perfection note
by note united to the sole purpose, musical stuff for your dreams.
Jazz Sunset extends these ambiences without interruption.
Geniality in a stunning density.
Echoes Of You gives romance a new musical
face. Around the leading acoustic guitar are wavering synth sounds
like silky-soft fabric. Groove Boulevard comes with an
uplifting urban beat pointing the way and trendsetting in
reverberation. Satin Evening gives opportunity to cite again
the influence of Paul Hardcastle on Konstantin's work.
On I Said, You Said he starts a
conversation between the chosen instruments in which he relays a
musical topic like a stage diving. Guessing Game is a game in
which much of the playing consists of guessing or a situation
involving uncertainty over another's actions or the outcome of
something. Evolution is for example the guessing game of life. The
tune however is a well-thought-out arrangement.
Dimensions, which go far beyond our
understanding, emit their vibrations captured by Konstantin in this
theme. Milky Way is the spiral galaxy containing our solar
system. With the naked eye it is observed as a faint luminous band
stretching across the heavens. More tangible is the song Konstantin
serves us. We encounter extensive and spacious sounds on Just
Around The Corner. On Walking The Pier he weaves
together the woof of space with the warp of narrative, creating the
carpet of sparkling dreams.
The artificial combination Kool&Klean shares the
first two letters with Konstantin Klashtorni, the busy musician behind
this project. Never one to rest on his laurels, his new project
Volume VII is the next sonic internalization of crafting dreamy
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Title: Volume VII
Genre: General Jazz
Label: Kvk Music
01 Beyond The Horizon [4:57]
02 A Water's Cascade [5:11]
03 Jazz Sunset [4:40]
04 Echoes Of You [3:57]
05 Groove Boulevard [4:50]
06 Satin Evening [4:28]
07 I Said, You Said [4:58]
08 Guessing Game [4:16]
09 Dimensions [5:04]
10 Milky Way [4:58]
11 Just Around The Corner [4:46]
12 Walking The Pier [4:41]