Camille 2000 - Soundtrack to film of same title
West coast tingles indulge the opening pieces with chordal strings and sunny key strokes which prettily decorate the bars. Fantasy and dreams seem to swim into the spaces between the notes. The music grows, and with a kick start, something else seems to grow from the background when suddenly trumpets give rise to the main form of the flow.
Smooth drumming allows the big band style music to sit like a silky table cloth over the bare bones of cymbals and snare, keys switch to Hammond and the feeling of the times washes over. Some massive reverberations give the organ a sunken feeling, giving an element of mystery. As drama swells, and the pulse mysteriously quickens within the stable tempo of the music, the wave crashes and everything becomes beautiful.
Guitars flush sunny side up and organ notes work their way around in semi-improvised polices that swing from side to side. Music doesn't have to be like this, but when it is, it really is music. There is a pre-dating to shopping centre soundtracks in this record which gives the impression that it could have been used for one, at least in places. Now sounds we tend to avoid, the funk jazzical softness of happy shopping doesn't sound so good these days. But this was 1969 and the scene was set for fun, not marketing. Pretty good supermarket though, if it was one. It'd likely sell all the best stuff.
More sway and freshness collapses the mood again as the unrelenting track changes keep us interested, as melody and timing, mood and flow all shift along and nothing is constant for long. The band are good, the range of sounds and colour that works for this album diversifies continually and yet remains on par with the order of the day. Sunshine and relaxation. Sounds good to me.
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