8 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Paris’ jazz-house pioneer looks to Mali for his first album in 15 years.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Paris’ jazz-house pioneer looks to Mali for his first album in 15 years.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings
39 Ratings
McGoogle89 ,

The Tourist takes a trip to Mali

Pure Class. South African vocals and instrumentation meets delicate French House grooves all spun with threads of Blues and Jazz throughout. There are some moments of absolute brilliance that shine throughout the intricate productions, and it really elevates the album from standard "World" music. It's also noteworthy that the deep house underpinnings are incredible solid in their own right (I could listen to dub mixes of all the songs and be perfectly happy). Hopefully this is the start of more releases from St. Germaine!

forbisher ,

Worth Waiting For

There is a lot of superb new eclectic music, film and art coming out of France these days. Perhaps it is France’s time to shine. Surely the world has waited a LONG time for this album from French musical maestro Ludovic Navarre - AKA St. Germain. Since his Jazz/House 2000 release “Tourist” the world has become flooded with electronica of all sorts. But the best always rises to the top, as this release surely will.

I recall “Tourist” was a revolution in styles and vibe - at the time. The sound was so satisfying and was so perfect for so many listening environments that the album was played seemingly EVERYWHERE for years. Restaurants, clubs, bars, hotels, airlines, stores, waiting rooms. The music answered a need for well-crafted chill, and it delivered.

At first listen this new album sounds like it will follow in the broad spectrum success of “Tourist”. The world is soon gonna be spinning and streaming this wax so much that it will become part of the musical fabric of our days. Good music does that. Bad music goes away quickly. Good music lingers for a long time, and makes us hungry for more, even if we have to wait 15 years for it.

Brooks In DHMD ,

St. Germain

I have not heard a single song by him that I did not enjoy and this one is getting to me more each time I hear it. I never rush things, but hurry up 10/09/15

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