The Ocean Tango

by The Ocean Tango

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Tobbe Janson
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Tobbe Janson I just love Louis Philippe and when I found out he had done a collaboration with a Swedish band I never had heard of I just had to check out what the outcome could be of that...and just brilliant it was! Sunny, loungy pop at its finest! Top album! Favorite track: Azimuth.
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DJHDD What can be said about this pairing of left wing artists. The sounds of the sixties Ray Conniff singers mashed with the Beach Boys jamming alongside Antonio Carlos Jobim resulting in exquisite jazzy barber shop chamber pop.
Thilo Mardaus
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Thilo Mardaus Louis Philippe has always been one of my all-time favourites. "The Ocean Tango", a collaborative endeavour of Louis with the Swedish band Testbild!, features songs of timeless beauty, refined jazz harmonies and delicate arrangements. If you ever felt like you haven't been made for these times - here's your perfect retreat! Favorite track: Azimuth.
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Stills 04:12
Azimuth 04:25
In Flight 02:51
A Friend 04:26
Hosanna 05:39
Par Hasard 01:17
Hirondelles 05:09


"Beautiful" - Robert Wyatt

"Dazzled and delighted" - Van Dyke Parks

The Ocean Tango is the result of a joyful summertime collaboration between French pop craftsman Louis Philippe and Swedish art-pop conceptualists Testbild! An intoxicating blend of chamber pop and chamber jazz, the album is awash with trumpets, vibraphones, flutes, strings, harpsichord, Fender Rhodes, nylon guitar and the lushest of harmonies - all wrapped around elegantly tooled, constantly surprising melodies. Imagine a late-night session featuring the Beach Boys, Antonio Carlos Jobim, John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler, with a few electronic flourishes from Brian Eno, and you’re getting close to the vibe . . .

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released November 29, 2010

Produced and mixed by Kenneth Brake (London) and Petter Herbertsson and Petter Samuelsson (Malmö). Strings and vocal arrangements by Louis Philippe.


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