I 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.

So who else doesn't have an exchange partner yet? Is it just Janszoon and I? Just confirming.


Yeah. Looks like it's up to the two of you to make sweet music together.

Sorry. Sorry. I'm so very sorry. Don't know what came over me.
:shycouch:


#32 Feb 21, 2023, 09:20 PM Last Edit: Feb 21, 2023, 10:33 PM by Janszoon
Quote from: Mrs. Waffles 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.
One of the interesting things about them is that, even though they got lumped into the swing revival, their music is much closer to dixieland than it is to swing. I think that may be why they aged better than some of those bands.

Quote from: Mrs. Waffles on Feb 21, 2023, 09:13 PMSo who else doesn't have an exchange partner yet? Is it just Janszoon and I? Just confirming.
Well, I'm happy to partner up with you if you're up for it!

This is what you want. This is what you get.

Quote from: Janszoon on Feb 21, 2023, 09:20 PMWell, I'm happy to partner up with you if you're up for it!

I 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.


Tristan, I've updated my pick with the link for you. It's in the post.


Right so just so we know, at the moment this is how it goes:

Trollheart and Tristan
Guybrush and Fire
Mrs. Waffles and Janszoon


If everyone's cool with it I'll update the OP with who has what when everyone has posted their album.


Quote from: Mrs. Waffles 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.
Cool. I'll post something tomorrow as well.

This is what you want. This is what you get.

Perennial Favorites
by Squirrel Nut Zipper

released 1998
this was a very long album even though the songs were short.
not my thing but I listened (and scrobbled) the album.
didn't connect with the vocals but the instrumentals part were ok a bit messy and noisy.
thanks for the recommendation guybrush :)



My recommendation for Guybrush.
this was my obsession for almost 2 years.
Benedicte Maurseth
by Benedicte Maurseth

released 2019

Tracklist:
1. Huldre mi
2. Huldreslått I & II, as played by Eirik Medås
3. Huldreslått, as played by Olav Håstabø
4. Etterdønning
5. Den 4. Gorrlausen, as played by Andres K. Rysstad
6. Og fargane skiftar på fjorden
7. Nøringen, as played by Per Berge
8. Bygdatråen, as played by Nils Mørkve




Looks good, @fire :) I'll check Benedicte out.

Also @Janszoon and @Mrs. Waffles, 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.

Happiness is a warm manatee

Quote from: Guybrush on Feb 22, 2023, 12:13 AMAlso @Janszoon and @Mrs. Waffles, 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.
I 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:



This is what you want. This is what you get.



Monster Rally—Flowering Jungle (2017)

@Mrs. Waffles: 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:

Spotify

Bandcamp






This is what you want. This is what you get.

Quote from: Janszoon on Feb 22, 2023, 11:33 PM

Monster Rally—Flowering Jungle (2017)

@Mrs. Waffles: 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:

Spotify

Bandcamp






Thank you! Unfortunately I got tied up today doing housework and dealing with snow, and I'm at work now. Should be home with my album pick around 8:30. Looking forward to listening to your rec, sounds like something I'd enjoy for sure!


I'm having a bit more downtime at work than I expected, so here's my rec:

Manuel Gottsching - Inventions for Electric Guitar (1975)
70s cosmic ambient-adjacent music from the main man in Ash Ra Tempel. Mostly effected guitar but really feels like an electronic album in spirit. I do hope you enjoy!


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:


Yeah, my daughter loves that video too. It was an early favorite back in the day.

About production, I probably saw this thing years ago :)



Happiness is a warm manatee