The Ocean Tango

by The Ocean Tango

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    12" vinyl edition with printed innersleeves. Each order Includes a set of photos printed on photo paper as well as a "Sobria Inebrietas" woven blazer badge in black and gold. Limited to 199 handnumbered copies.

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Stills 04:12
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Azimuth 04:25
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In Flight 02:51
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A Friend 04:26
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Hosannah 05:39
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Par Hasard 01:17
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Hirondelles 05:09
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about

"Beautiful" - Robert Wyatt

"Dazzled and delighted" - Van Dyke Parks


The Ocean Tango is the result of a joyful summertime collaboration between French pop craftsman Louis Philippe and Swedish art-pop conceptualists Testbild! An intoxicating blend of chamber pop and chamber jazz, the album is awash with trumpets, vibraphones, flutes, strings, harpsichord, Fender Rhodes, nylon guitar and the lushest of harmonies - all wrapped around elegantly tooled, constantly surprising melodies. Imagine a late-night session featuring the Beach Boys, Antonio Carlos Jobim, John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler, with a few electronic flourishes from Brian Eno, and you’re getting close to the vibe . . .

Originally released as a cd on Wonder Records in 2010. Remastered and slightly edited for vinyl in 2019.

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released May 31, 2019

Produced and mixed by Kenneth Brake (London) and Petter Herbertsson and Petter Samuelsson (Malmö). Strings and vocal arrangements by Louis Philippe. Remastered for vinyl by Tomas Bodén.

This is Kalligrammofon #39

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KALLIGRAMMOFON RECORDINGS Sweden

Kalligrammofon is a record label operating from Malmö, Sweden. It focuses on pop music, experimental music and experimental pop music.

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