It is hard to believe, but Waldeck’s signature album „Ballroom Stories“ is 10 years old. The people at Dope Noir Records feel that this marks the perfect occasion to celebrate its anniversary with the release of a legitimate successor going by the name of “Atlantic Ballroom” – due later in 2018.
For those curious what the new album might sound like the wait will be sweetened by this very “Stay Put” EP available on 150 gr. Vinyl & digital formats.
Four brilliant downtempo tracks, all of them featuring Waldeck’s chief-chanteuse Patrizia Ferrara whose extraordinary vocal performance will give you goose bumps right from the beginning all the way through.
Ferrara, being half Sicilian & half Austrian spent the better part of her musical career in Brooklyn, NYC. Asked for a comment Waldeck simply smirks: “She is a real million-dollar baby”
As with previous releases this one once again hits the spot and highlights Waldeck ́s ability to create a whole new sound universe. “Electro-Blues” meets “James Bond in Casablanca”.
The first track “Stay Put” is quite obviously inspired by the legendary blues & swing icon Fats Waller and captures the mood of the early days of swing, when Al Capone allegedly hi-jacked Waller for a couple of days to play exclusively on one of his private mob parties.
With “Rough Landing” Waldeck then time travels to the 21st century. It could well serve as a title song to the yet to be finished Bond movie “James Bond in Casablanca” (2024).
The last song “Je t ́aime beaucoup” is a super slow downtempo blues that haunts you with a longingly whisper for love. A late night in Paris…. no questions asked.
Waldeck dwells on smokey Jazz riffs & bluesy piano lines. He likes to keep the overall electronic feeling subtle, but yet present.
Well done Mr. Waldeck!
1) Stay Put (feat. Patrizia Ferrara)
2) So It Shall Be (feat. Patrizia Ferrara)
3) Rough Landing (feat. Patrizia Ferrara)
4) Je T’aime Beaucoup (feat. Patrizia Ferrara)