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  • Ellie McGuire

Review: Waldeck ‘The Moon and the Orient’

“The Orient is a wonderful place of stories and imagination. I also like the idea of genies which seem to be the personification of the saying "Be careful what you wish for".”

Renowned music producer and performer, Waldeck, returns with his brand-new album, The Moon And The Orient. The 12 tracks demonstrate how easily Waldeck can move across genres with his captivating sound.

The concept album narrates the tale of a genie who, although never being fully free, spends 1001 nights enchanting hearts and ears. The album contains vocals from his musical companion since 2017, Patrizia Ferrara, and drag acts Lucy McEvil and Zeebee. The genie shows off the beauty of the record by winning hearts in a variety of venues, such as dance floors and ballrooms.

The album is elegant and refined even if it employs a bit more technology than, The Moon And The Orient. The tension is maintained throughout the song from the opening bar to the last bar as the rhythms regularly emerge from their baskets like cobras. Luxurious arrangements are caressed and fueled by feelings of exoticism and longing, while buried longing for satisfaction and a return yearns. But his taste in music is significantly more wide than this. With elements from trip-hop and dub, Waldeck came to define the style of downtempo "Vienna sound" that was popular in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Walkdeck’s distinctive fusion of storytelling, and genre-blend of various music sensibilities, undoubtedly makes this a stand-out piece of work. The Moon And The Orient, is a testament to his extraordinary music discography.

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