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ARTIST
TITLE
Wishful Thinking
FORMAT
CD

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HIGH 113CD HIGH 113CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/8/2012

Highly-regarded DJ Philip Bader presents his first studio album for Highgrade Records. The title of the album, Wishful Thinking, already expresses one of Bader's central desires: "I've tried to combine many styles, and also to bring in emotional elements to electronic music." With this album, he aims to leave behind any apparent restrictive boundaries and to simply let go creatively... wishful thinking? Not at all. Wishful Thinking plays with conventional stylistic expectations, mixing what at first seem to be incompatible genres into a diverse and exciting album. The excitement within Wishful Thinking is generated not least through the range of new and unexpected collaborations present on the album, for example, jazz singer Anna Luca, with her soulful voice shining through on the track "Shine On Us," as well as other guests Ja Hier and Spoony Talker. For the tracks "Sunshine" and "Wishful Thinking," we are treated to a voice never before professionally recorded, Bader's best friend's girlfriend. Wishful Thinking cannot be put into any one category, switching skillfully between electronic sounds, jazzy tones, and house rhythms, while other musical influences make themselves evident in the background. Nevertheless, the album exists as a harmonious whole that loses none of its power or originality through its creative diversity.