Cool Music

Water Melon Group

Album cover of Cool Music by Water Melon Group

Album Title: Cool Music

Artist(s): Water Melon Group


Genre(s)/Style(s): Exotica, Jazz/Easy Listening, Other

Track Listing:

  1. Quiet Village
  2. Hong Kong Blues
  3. Tiare
  4. Jungle Flower
  5. Egyptian Reggae
  6. Never On Sunday
  7. On A Clear Day
  8. Sexanova
  9. Moon Flower
  10. The Gate Of Japonesia

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Liner, Listening & Album Notes:

“Exotica music as imagined by a modern generation. The next logical step after Haruomi Hosono’s Tin Pan Alley, Water Melon Group drew from the world of Martin Denny, Petula Clark, Hoagy Carmichael, and Les Baxter to cover and reimagine lounge, exotica, and schmaltz as something far more respectable than people care to give it credit for. A marriage of John Cage tape experiments, neo-tropical electronics mixed with inorganic environmental musical cues or sounds, Cool Music sounds exotic in the same way Le Sacre du Sauvage used to – by being exotic mood music for places that can never truly exist.”
Diego Olivas, FOND/SOUND

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