Planet Lounge

After a shooting first album, Planet Lounge is offering a brand new ‘lounge-experience of highest quality’-“Nazim”.
The unmistakeable sound, that already ruled the first album and made it a ‘must’ for all dedicated lounge-collections, is also the key to Planet Lounge’s second opus, an elaborate fusion of electronic sound-spectrum and acoustic percussions.

Arranged in an artistic manner the 11 pieces offer various moments of delicate listening and reveries – elegant and sophisticated – Nazim, morning dew, a release resplendent in brightest colours at the lounge-horizon.

Part of Planet Lounge’s secret is its structure: three reknowned experts for their profession choose the most suitable arrangements for their musical ideas. Today Christoph Spendel, Hakim Ludin and Naoki Kenji are synonymes for highest quality in the lounge sector.

CHRISTOPH SPENDEL is no stranger on the international jazz circuit, a prototype crossover musician and multi-talent, whether as a jazz piano or keyboard player, composer, producer or as professor for pop and jazz music at the university of Frankfurt, Germany. His work shows various perspectives such as live-appearances at Montreux Jazz Festival or at the ‚Berliner Philharmonie’, collaborations with many of the leading artists of the German Jazz scene, as a support for the likes of Jim Pepper, Jon Christensen, Airto Moreira and no.1 US drummer Omar Hakim among others and releases on labels like MPS, MRS, Blue Flame/BMG and TCB.

Born in Afghanistan, HAKIM LUDIN is an internationally reknowned Modern Jazz’n’World-percussionist, whose magic rhythms appear in numerous sessions with some of the most requested Jazz musicians around, as well as in many studio works and on cd releases. He has worked with Luis Conte (Yellowjackets) and the German comedian-legend Helge Schneider. His current work is CD recording and European tour with Germany’s best known singer Konstantin Wecker. Also as author and DVD producer Hakim Ludin has a great reputation. His individuality and lyrical approach towards music and art are constantly in demand for bigger stage performanes as well as for film and tv-productions.

Japanese sound wizard NAOKI KENJI started his career as a keyboard player in Tokio and Osaka, deeply influenced by electronica heros such as Yellow Magic Orchestra und Riuchi Sakamoto. With releases in Japan, Europe and the US on labels such as Sony or Universal/US Kenji has a great experience as a producer, composer, DJ and remixer (e.g. for Al Jarreau and Ivan Lins). As video artist Naoki Kenji has proven his qualities with works for tv-programs like ‚Flowmotion’ or ‘man vs. machine’.

Planet Lounge - Nazim

1. Planet Lounge - Shiva Dance
2. Planet Lounge - Nazim
3. Planet Lounge - Bossapolari
4. Planet Lounge - Lounge Requiem
5. Planet Lounge - Kabul Massala
6. Planet Lounge - Bay of Hope
7. Planet Lounge - Brasil Chill
8. Planet Lounge - Sora
9. Planet Lounge - Jades delight
11. Planet Lounge - Voices of Pamir

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