Started by Trollheart, Feb 13, 2023, 01:13 PM
Quote from: Lady of Synth on Feb 21, 2023, 09:13 PMI also love SNZ. The whole 90s swing revival is a nostalgic guilty pleasure of mine, but they felt a lot more genuine and less gimmicky than most of the other artists from that little movement.
Quote from: Lady of Synth on Feb 21, 2023, 09:13 PMSo who else doesn't have an exchange partner yet? Is it just Janszoon and I? Just confirming.
Quote from: Janszoon on Feb 21, 2023, 09:20 PMWell, I'm happy to partner up with you if you're up for it!
Quote from: Lady of Synth on Feb 21, 2023, 09:27 PMI most certainly am, thank you! I work till 7 tonight and then I have a dinner date so I'll definitely be able to get my album pick ready by tomorrow afternoon.
Quote from: Guybrush on Feb 22, 2023, 12:13 AMAlso @Janszoon and @Lady of Synth, really didn't expect to find other SNZ appreciators here. I listened to them a lot in my late teens when this was relatively fresh and I guess they were my biggest gateway into jazz.I agree that they feel less gimmicky and more genuine than other swing revival related bands. SNZ is actually the only band from that wave that really interested me. According to them, they didn't plan to become a swing revival band. It's just how things worked out naturally.Perennial Favorites is still great, I think. The songs are varied and enjoyable and Evening at Lafitte's in particular is still sublime to my ears. Katharine Whalen may also be part why I love Billie Holiday so much as the influence is pretty obvious.One thing I remember reading about it is they recorded the albums in various rooms in some house or mansion. I believe they had little to no acoustic treatment and kinda captured those spaces. I think it's a cool idea and I think that also helps add an old timey flavour to the production.
Quote from: Janszoon on Feb 22, 2023, 11:33 PMMonster Rally—Flowering Jungle (2017)@Lady of Synth: Since we seem to both have an appreciation for cocktail party vibes, I thought you might enjoy this. I wasn't sure of your preferred format, so here are three options: SpotifyBandcamp
Quote from: Janszoon on Feb 22, 2023, 12:44 AMI remember hearing that they recorded like that as well. I'm also not sure if they actually did this or not, but their songs also often sound like they were recorded with the whole band around a condenser mic like old timey stuff.Another thing about them, one of my favorite videos of all time is from Perennial Favorites: