Label: Jubilee Records / Music Mail
Catalogue number: J36-5
On their third Weathertunes Album “Summer” Roland and Daniel Voss present a true summer album which lives up to all sunny expectations. More danceable and definitely with more groove than their
preceding album, the tracks “Finest Things” and “At The Rio Bar” catch our attention with its dynamic, blissful and exuberant sound. What makes “Summer” tower above the flood of competing
electronic productions is the tremendous diversity of sounds and the treasure box full of surprising samples the Voss brothers draw from.
The Weathertunes pave their own way and playfully build their tracks on HipHop Beats and Drum rhythms. Their outstanding accomplishment is an extremely laid-back groove which alternate between a
vivacious fizz or a sinister glug. Scratched beats oppose warbled opera voices. The sound of dramatic violins lead into heavy breathing, and then the merry babble of a baby. And wasn’t that an
elephant’s trumpet? The beats vary from feathery to booming. Flute, sax, piano, organ, clarinet or a funky bass – each song offers different arrangements. As constant accompaniment soothes the
versatility of jazz guitarist Michael Arlt.
The wonderful achievement of the album is its coherent and highly agreeable sound in spite of all opposing elements. You can almost physically feel how much joy and creativity the Weathertunes
have put into the production of their tracks. On repetitive listening, more and more details surface, toying with mind and soul. “Summer” is a feelgood gem, a friend on sunny and rainy days
alike, an album bound to make you happy.
1. Finest Things
3. I Feel
4. Shadow Of The Moon
5. At The Riobar (Summer Remix)
6. Special Occasion