The Sound of Tiki available on February 02 2015 from Amazon for 10.87
EAN bar code 4000127163387 ξ1 registered February 02 2015
Product category is Audio
Manufacturered by Bear Family
Product weight is 0.2 lbs.
Do you like 'Exotica'? What is 'Tiki'? And how do the two relate to each other? Ten years after the publication of the Book Of Tiki, with which Sven Kirsten unearthed the forgotten cult of Polynesian pop and defined the Tiki figure as its protagonist, the two genres are conclusively united in this CD. Having been fortunate to have met both (and seen perform) the two foremost practitioners of Exotica music, Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman before they joined the Big Luau in the Sky, urban archeologist Kirsten is now applying his vast knowledge of Tiki culture to throw new light on the themes and concepts of Polynesian pop. By assembling a cornucopia of songs and visuals that evoke the time of Tiki, when urban paradises harbored refugees from the grey workaday in almost every metropolis in America, this compilation brings the escapist fantasies of yesterday back to today's much too real world. Far from being a dry history lesson, this collection of rare eye candy imagery and wistful soundscapes will ad a further dimension to any Tiki Bar or backyard Luau. Sven Kirsten invites you to savor this musical cocktail of exotic moods with the appropriate rum beverage in hand, and hopes that, even if tropical environs do not surround you, splendid Tiki temples may rise again in your mind's eye! Contains a 52-page booklet with beautiful colorful rare images and insightful text that complements the musical experience.