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||8ths (Intro Edit)||Johan Agebjörn||3:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Last Day of Summer (feat. Queen of Hearts)||Johan Agebjörn & Ercola||6:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Case Is Closed (Remix)||Johan Agebjörn & Friday Bridge||6:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Watch the World Go By (feat. Lake Heartbeat)||Johan Agebjörn & Le Prix||4:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Casablanca Nights (feat. Sally Shapiro)||Johan Agebjörn & Lovelock||4:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Alice (feat. Fred Ventura & Sally Shapiro)||Johan Agebjörn & Le Prix||5:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Spacer Woman from Mars||Johan Agebjörn & Sally Shapiro||4:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||So Fine All The Time (feat. Wolfram & Legowelt)||Johan Agebjörn||5:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Le noir et le blanc sur le piano||Johan Agebjörn & Sally Shapiro||4:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Memories of Satie||Johan Agebjörn & CFCF||5:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Stranger (Chill Remix)||Johan Agebjörn & Halftone||5:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Overload||Johan Agebjörn||4:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Le noir et le blanc sur le piano (MaJiKer's BPM Remix)||Johan Agebjörn & Sally Shapiro||3:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Johan Agebjörn is best known as the producer of Sally Shapiro’s two wonderful neo-Euro disco albums My Guilty Pleasure and Disco Romance. He’s also something of a new age composer, but on Casablanca Nights, he’s definitely in dance-pop mode. The album glitters like an ice-encrusted disco ball, giving off shards of brilliant light and warming the hearts of lovers of slick and slightly melancholy dancefloor jams. Almost every song (save for the glacial collaboration with CFCF on "Memories of Satie") is perfect for the moment of the night when the music takes off and reaches spectacular heights. Agebjörn brought in Shapiro to sing a handful of songs; he also brought in Wolfram, Ercola, Lovelock, Le Prix, and Roger Gunnarsson to produce, and Jan Kask of Lake Heartbeat, Queen of Hearts, and Fred Ventura to sing. From bits and pieces recorded all over the world, Agebjörn manages to construct a perfectly balanced work of dancefloor perfection with a real, beating heart. The matching of singers with songs is spot-on, Shapiro’s tender and slightly awkward vocals are lovely as usual but Queen of Hearts threatens to steal the show on the breathtaking "The Last Day of Summer." Kask’s vocal is a reminder of why the Lake Heartbeat record was so affecting, his vocal here on "Watch the World Go By" is emotion-packed and soaring. Along with the tracks that head for the dance floor, there are a few electro ballads more suited for the train ride home from the club, like the vocoder-sung "So Fine All the Time" and the glitch-y remix of Halftone’s "Stranger," which ends the record in a dreamy haze of synths and chopped-up vocals. These tracks give a nice contrast to the rest of the album and prove that Agebjörn isn’t just skilled at crafting amazing nu-disco classics. As if that wasn’t enough! Casablanca Nights should serve as an inspiration to producers everywhere as an example of how to do an “And Friends” record the right way. For the rest of us, it’s a thrilling blast of heartbreak beats and sweet club emotion.
This album is absolutely fantastic! I have no idea why there aren't any reviews for it yet. This album is definitely for fans of 80s and house. To me it is like a half way point between Daft Punk and something Stephane Pompougnac would release.
this album has some great tracks… spacer woman from mars is awesome. this album has some elements from trance/ 80s/ synth pop/ nu wave/ chill/ and magic lol
Years Active: '00s, '10s