Germany based multi-instrumentalist Konstantin Klashtorni has
already released a plethora of album series. The Kool&Klean series
is undoubtedly one of the most popular. Not only the groovy music
is attractive, but also the extremely pretty women depicted on the
Starting with the infectious Kool&Klean Volume I in 2010,
followed by Volume II (2011), Volume III (2012),
Volume IV (2014), Volume V (2014), Volume VI
(2016), Volume VII (2017), we now reached Volume VIII in
If one listens to Islands Of
Tranquility, one easily gets into raptures. Then attributes
such as dreamlike, picturesque or beautiful will easily come to
your mind. Again Konstantin is able to create the highest degree
of harmony with his proven concept.
Sublime You is a form of
expression you rarely encounter. Rather, one meets Klashtorni's
overwhelming ode to the opposite sex. Worshiping a woman is also a
rare variety of adoration. So Divine is dedicated to the
beauty of women. The melody of Morning Mist repeats
itself stubbornly as a fog lasts over the day.
Mellow Moments aptly
describes the wavering theme which is far away from a sonic
wallpaper because the sweetness of the melody still grabs your
attention. The acoustic guitar alternates carefully with the
keyboard sounds. Kiss & Dance has some Art of Noise
flavor without any disturbing edges.
The title Curiosities
awakens expectations that dissolve into pleasing moody harmonies.
On many pieces of music, such as Meant to Be, Konstantin
picks up a theme that he explores with different instruments such
as saxophone and piano. The rhythm runs smoothly without
developing own moments. For Konstantin the mood is more important
than virtuoso acrobatics.
I Breathe You has that
certain catchy momentum that stick in the listeners head.
Everything finely dosed and arranged. Dreamscape is
designed for relaxation and fantasizing. Konstantin carefully
extends the melody cup from instrument to instrument, from one
timbre to another.
Endless makes different
sounds like waves push against the ear of the inclined listener.
The sound carpet puts you into an almost hypnotic trance state.
Like Clouds Drifting By Konstantin conveys the semblance
of slight arbitrariness. A Summer Walk has little of the
sultriness or heat of too hot summer, on the contrary everything
runs in a sense of well-being of lightness.
Konstantin Klashtorni takes us on
his own journey with Kool&Klean - Volume VIII. He claims
his space as great cook of light sounds that makes us forget the
hardships of everyday life.
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Title: Volume VIII
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: Kvk Music
1 Islands in Tranquility 5:05
2 Sublime You 5:05
4 Morning Mist 5:00
5 Mellow Moments 4:59
Kiss & Dance 4:43
7 Curiosities 4:38
8 Meant to Be 4:55
9 I Breathe You 4:23
10 Dreamscape 5:16
11 Endless 5:08
12 Clouds Drifting By 4:54
13 A Summer Walk 3:53