Future Sounds Of Jazz Vol. 12


Compost presents the 12th edition of their classic Future Sounds Of Jazz compilation. This edition explores some of the roots of FSOJ -- the first volume of which was released all the way back in 1995. Most of the tracks on Vol. 12 are reminiscent of the vibe of the first two or three editions of this series, especially the slower tunes. As the people at Compost explain: "I can state: since 2007 until the end of 2010, I have had a bit of a lack (with regards to content), neither did I feel there was a need, nor did I feel the hedonic lust to compile another FSOJ. Well, there were a few good tunes out there that period, but not enough to carpenter and pre-package a whole compilation I would be proud of. Allowedly, between 2007 and 2010 I was, like many others, caught by the disco-, edit- and deep house fever. Well, I still have this temperature, but nowadays such music is going to fuse more with the vibes and ingredients which I was prospecting for FSOJ. My stronger forage for FSOJ tunes started in 2010 and was tightened up in 2011, while I got a déjà-vu: a lot of great future jazzy tunes, very interesting projects are around these days, which are close to the aesthetic of sound and feeling of the early and mid-'90s. Anyhow, since Vol. 1, there have been two totally new generations, now all grown up. I think, the younger projects here (for example: Lo Tide from Australia, Anchorsong and Ragout DeLapin, both acts from Japan, Scrimshire, Letherette, Laszlo, Sepalcure, Eden, Ensemble Du Verre) reflect this. I don't mind if someone may denigrate or denuciate this as a lounge revival, it's about music." Contains: 24 tracks, close to 160 minutes, 5 exclusive (previously-unreleased) tunes. Other artists include: Der Dritte Raum, Acid Pauli, Rupert & Mennert, Lo Tide, Roberto Di Gioia, Holmby Hills, Andreas Saag, Filip Leyman, Basti Grub & Mike Trend, Wareika, The Glimmer Twins, The Disko Dru, Hypnolove, Mickey Moonlight, Dave Aju And The Sol Percussion Ensemble, Deep Space Orchestra, Jupiter Tuning Center, Santos, Bibi Tanga, Paper Tiger, Beg To Differ and Timo Garcia & Manu Delago.