Sunday, 23 November 2008

Sonar Kollektiv Orchester - Guaranteed Niceness (Sonar Kollektiv)

Fifteen musicians from the extended Sonar stable have hooked up here in order to re-cover SK musical shapes in an organic manner. Real kits have replaced drum machines, live strings replaced artificial ones and singing talents revocalised a range of material from the huge SK catalogue. Voker Meitz has acted as band leader, helping to create endearing takes on cuts such as the loveable (I Got) Somebody New, the gorgeous Africa and even the wobbly How To Find Royal Jelly. ‘Orchestra’ type covers of electronic efforts can be very hit and miss, but this collection is enjoyable, due to musicality and grooviness of the original compositions.


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