The 12 original compositions on the newest album “Dedicated Sounds” 2014 by the Wladigeroff Brothers display their unmistakable characteristic touch. On this album they flirt absolutely consciously with art pop sounds and modern grooves derived from Latin and funk. Particular highlights are the eponymous “Dedicated Sounds” track as well as the very inspired song and reprise “In Front of the Train”, with beautiful poetic lyrics by the great Bulgarian writer Vladimir Bashev (1935 -1967).
Musicians from Colombia to South Africa such as Juan Garcia “Snow Owl” Hererros, Flip Philipp, Roberto Quintero, Peter Herbert, Vassil Petrov, Stoyan Yankoulov, Janice Kern, Daniel Mesquita and many others are featured on this album. These exceptional artists fill it with a rainbow spectrum of fresh and unexpected tonal combinations. An explosion of pleasurable acoustic associations arise while listening to “Dedicated Sounds”: Sting is conjured up by the lyrical songs with their texts in Portuguese, French and Bulgarian. Stevie Wonder and Take 6 come to mind during the ballads, while old masters George Duke and Jeff Lorber are evoked on the instrumental numbers – one track is even dedicated to Lorber. The Wladigeroff Brothers are musical contemporaries of Lizz Wright, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sachal Vasandani, and like them, deliver the finest melodious acoustic-electric jazz mix to be found today.
Boris Pasternak said that “talent in the highest and widest sense of the word is a gift of life”. With the feel-good album “Dedicated Sounds” the Wladigeroff Brothers once again share their unique musical talent with us, their soulful joy and energy, and we gladly accept their gift.
released December 5, 2014
With much gratitude and respect to the great Bulgarian poet Vladimir Bashev (1935-1967).
Special Thanks to Willy our mother and Kätchen -our sister for their bright fate, spirit, confidence, endless love and last but not least their contribution to our creative work.
With special gratitude and love to:
Georg O. Luksch, Ivan Boshev, Stoyan Yankoulov "Stundji", Dr. Claudia Spitz, Xenia Vargov, Vassil Petrov, Marian Marinov, Dimitar Karamfilov, Janice Kern, Daniel Mesquita, Cvetan Andreev, Simeon Leonidov, Stéphanie A. Troehler, Miloš Todorovski, Flip Philipp, Juan Sebastian Garcia - Herreros "Snow Owl", Henrique Peixe, Peter Herbert, Roberto Quintero, Martin Harms, Lorenzo Ferrero, Mario Vavti, Melissa Coleman, Thomas Stempkowski, Richard Österreicher, Aya Georgieva, Simon Frick, Tomasz Wabnic, Rafal Zalech, Borian Lazarov "Buchi", Renée Gadsden, David Müllner, Nina van Berkel, Hans Wallner, Zhana Gerginova
Recorded and mixed by Georg O. Luksch
using the Expanded Acoustic Recording process
Additional recording by Stoyan Yankoulov at “Drumboy Studio“ www.stoyankoulov.com
Ivan Boshev at “Pekarnata” Studio / www.pekarnata.bg
All compositions by Konstantin Wladigeroff
All songs arranged by Wladigeroff Brothers
Produced by Wladigeroff Brothers / www.wladigeroff.com
Artwork & layout by Xen / www.xen.vargov.com
Photo shooting by Piotr Kościk at www.auparkbahn.at