waldeck

Ballroom Stories

  • Album Ballroom Stories

    ballroom stories

    2007


    After a long break Viennese producer Waldeck is back with his new album "Ballroom Stories".  Lose the spliff, get off the sofa and twirl your feet on the polished dancefloors of the ballrooms and speakeasies of the late 1920s, because that is where Waldeck has taken us. Swing meets Tango In a heavenly cocktail promising a life richer than the thick smoke of Cuban Cigars. The opener “Make my Day” evokes the days when Al Capone made a fortune selling booze. Singer Joy Malcolm (late of Incognito) gives up an impressive performance. Luxury car maker Mercedes Benz used this song for their new TV campaign featuring World Champion Mr. Alonso. Meanwhile, “Addicted” sneaks in with an intriguing bass line and a healthy dose of tango. Zeebee (aka Eve Angel) is the new voice on this masterpiece. “I am fascinated by the lust for life and the hedonistic character of this era. In those days women had long cigarette holders and their only raison d´étre seemed to be the pursuit of pleasure. The swing music of 1920s & 30s was born of both high artistic quality and 100% entertainment.” - a combination not seen since. “Much of this tradition was destroyed by the Nazi regime and the 2nd World War. I am trying to find an appropriate continuation of this sound that has long been neglected. Of course it's a 21st century version of this era" Although most of the albums fantastic arrangements have been recorded live, Waldeck achieves time travel though the use of old gramophones and shellac recordings. “It is quite fascinating that the illusion only works with these gramophone sound effects. If you hear the same music played live, you would not have the same sensation of travelling to the past”. It's funny how our brain works. Musically, Waldeck dwells on offbeat rhythms such as swing and combines them with his old passion: dub & reaggae. And it works well. Waldeck hopes that this album will be as successful as his previous albums “Balance of the Force” 1998 and “The Night Garden” (2001), that sold over 100.000 copies. We think this could easily be possible!

Waldeck - make my day

Waldeck - bei mir bist du schön

Klaus Waldeck - get up carmen