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squid
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Posted: 2009-06-10 3:44 pm   Permalink

OK, enough with the teaser tracks! I want it already!

VERY NICE!


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I, Zombie
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Posted: 2009-06-14 10:21 am   Permalink

Randy,

Played the CD for friends last night while enjoying cocktails. It really is an incredible album. Great work!

~glen leslie
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tabuzak
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Posted: 2009-06-16 06:25 am   Permalink

These are especially exciting times for those who appreciate genuine Exotica. I consider the new Waitiki album a milestone (and it hasn't even been released!) - the most serious effort since "back in the day." Now we are really doing it!

Then I hear Stolen Idols live at the Hukilau - right on the money. Congratulations, Drew!

The potential for the new music is getting me worked up! Guess I'll have to have a shrunken skull or two to regain my composure.

Jack


 
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professahhummingflowah
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Posted: 2009-06-16 11:58 am   Permalink

Thanks Jack and Glen!



 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2009-06-16 12:57 pm   Permalink

I wish there was links to studio tracks.
even if it was small clips.

and a myspace would be nice too.


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professahhummingflowah
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Posted: 2009-06-16 2:14 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-06-16 12:57, bigtikidude wrote:
I wish there was links to studio tracks.
even if it was small clips.

and a myspace would be nice too.


Jeff(bigtikidude)



There are. Clips here:
http://waitiki7.com/the-cd/audio-samples/

August 18....


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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2009-06-16 10:56 pm   Permalink

ok gotcha,
thanks,

but I do still wish you had a Myspace where it just started playing on its own.
I'm lazy and stupid, and its hard to navigate your site.

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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Bargoyle
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Posted: 2009-06-18 2:09 pm   Permalink

I've heard some select cuts and I gotta agree with all the gushing. Flat out, one of the best Exotica albums I've heard.

August cant get here soon enough. Friggin amazing stuff W7, just amazing.

You guys doing pre-orders or anything? I neeeed that cd!! now!!!


 
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professahhummingflowah
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Posted: 2009-08-13 2:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-06-16 22:56, bigtikidude wrote:
ok gotcha,
thanks,

but I do still wish you had a Myspace where it just started playing on its own.
I'm lazy and stupid, and its hard to navigate your site.

Jeff(bigtikidude)




We do have a myspace. There's a button to it at our website. The link is:
http://myspace.com/waitiki7. Also become a friend of Waitiki International: http://myspace.com/waitiki

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And yes, pre-orders are available!! Go to: http://waitiki7.com/shop.

By the way, are any of you Mother Jones subscribers? If so, check out page 78 in the new September '09 issue for a tasty review of the album!! I think the mag hits newsstands next week at the earliest. I'm not sure when the review gets posted to their website.

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Bargoyle
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Posted: 2009-08-18 05:28 am   Permalink

Well worth the wait.

Friggin KICK ASS album. Kudos Waitiki!!!

And to everyone who hasnt heard it in its entirety, if you dont have this album yet, you NEED it.


 
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professahhummingflowah
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Posted: 2009-08-19 4:33 pm   Permalink

Thanks Bargoyle!

We've also been getting some nice reviews for the album from mainstream press!

Check out what
Mother Jones magazine has to say.

Also we were named as one of "This Week's Best Albums" by ALARM Magazine

(those links go to review highlights on our website)

Thank you to all TC'ers for your support!
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pablus
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Posted: 2009-08-19 6:37 pm   Permalink


When you're selling a hundred thousand units make sure you take us all with you.
Or we'll tell all your dark tiki secrets.

WAFFLE HOUSE!!!

For real though, I can't wait to get a copy at Ohana.


 
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The Mayor Of Exotica
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Posted: 2009-08-24 08:47 am   Permalink

Here is a new review from Weirdomusic.com: (http://www.weirdomusic.com/reviews/waitiki7/adventuresinparadise.htm)


The Waitiki 7 - Adventures In Paradise [Pass Out Records, 2009]

The press release for the album Adventures in Paradise states that Waitiki 7 is the only band that is performing Exotica live and acoustic, just like it was in the 1950s. They are the rightful heirs of Denny, Lyman, and Esquivel. Randy Wong, one of the principle co-founders used to go see Arthur Lyman play the vibes as a child. Lopaka Colon, who adorns the album with colorful bird calls, follows in the footsteps of his father Augie Colon, who used to do the same for Martin Denny's albums. They have lived and breathed with this music, and as such, it is not merely hipster irony or pastiche that urges them to resurrect this incidental music, but rather a burning passion.

Adventures in Paradise utilizes most of the sonic signatures of Exotica: bird calls, vibraphones, animal noises, latin percussion, and ukulele, performed with jazz and oriental flair, drawing from a richer pallette that paints a more compelling picture than much of the blanched white-bread sonic excursions around the world. Of the original Exotica, much of it was recorded as background music for seductions or cocktail parties, or to audition new Hi-Fi systems. In short, it was easy-listening, and the emotional range could be rather bland. A lot of interesting experiments and innovations arose from the era, and Waitiki 7 embraces the strengths and weeds out a lot of the chaff. Standards like "Totem Pole" by Lee Morgan, "Left Arm of Buddha" by Martin Denny, and "Mood Indigo" by Duke Ellington, are mixed in with eclectic originals like "Her Majesty's Pearl", a beautiful conversation between piano and vibraphone, "Ned's Redemption", a madcap xylophone ragtime improvisation with slide whistle, and "L'ours Chinois", an oriental-sounding violin concerto that is chilling, but resolves into an upbeat Eastern adventure. They seem to have spent the time wallowing in far-off sounds, getting to know them and how to play them proficiently, rather than merely perfoming generic stereotyping to make something sound weird.

"L'ours Chinois" is a perfect example of all that is great about these young musicians dusting off all this marginal music. Darkness gives way to light, sour into sweet, as Waitiki 7 takes a journey through all of this Earth's music. Anything goes, as was the case with the original creators of Exotica, but unfortunately the genre got trapped in the miasma of style and cliche, and became a parody of itself. According to Wong, "Exotica just sort of stopped in the '60s".
Waitiki 7 are transcending time and space, resurrecting spectres of vanished musical styles and making them dance on the rim of dormant volcanoes. This is vibrant and exciting music, full of dashing and daring-do, captured brilliantly by the folks at Q-Studios in Somerville, Mass. They are correcting some of the sins of the fathers, namely complacency and commercialism, and making them their own, as is the right and privilege of all children. The album is not flawless, the smooth jazz soprano sax of "Ounalao" is a step in the wrong direction in my opinion, but the blood and guts, tears and laughter more than make up for the muzak.

Waitiki 7 are wonderful musicians that are creating exciting worlds and have made one of the most compelling exotica and jazz albums that I've heard this year.

J. Simpson


 
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The Mayor Of Exotica
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Posted: 2009-08-24 08:47 am   Permalink

Here is a new review from Weirdomusic.com: (http://www.weirdomusic.com/reviews/waitiki7/adventuresinparadise.htm)


The Waitiki 7 - Adventures In Paradise [Pass Out Records, 2009]

The press release for the album Adventures in Paradise states that Waitiki 7 is the only band that is performing Exotica live and acoustic, just like it was in the 1950s. They are the rightful heirs of Denny, Lyman, and Esquivel. Randy Wong, one of the principle co-founders used to go see Arthur Lyman play the vibes as a child. Lopaka Colon, who adorns the album with colorful bird calls, follows in the footsteps of his father Augie Colon, who used to do the same for Martin Denny's albums. They have lived and breathed with this music, and as such, it is not merely hipster irony or pastiche that urges them to resurrect this incidental music, but rather a burning passion.

Adventures in Paradise utilizes most of the sonic signatures of Exotica: bird calls, vibraphones, animal noises, latin percussion, and ukulele, performed with jazz and oriental flair, drawing from a richer pallette that paints a more compelling picture than much of the blanched white-bread sonic excursions around the world. Of the original Exotica, much of it was recorded as background music for seductions or cocktail parties, or to audition new Hi-Fi systems. In short, it was easy-listening, and the emotional range could be rather bland. A lot of interesting experiments and innovations arose from the era, and Waitiki 7 embraces the strengths and weeds out a lot of the chaff. Standards like "Totem Pole" by Lee Morgan, "Left Arm of Buddha" by Martin Denny, and "Mood Indigo" by Duke Ellington, are mixed in with eclectic originals like "Her Majesty's Pearl", a beautiful conversation between piano and vibraphone, "Ned's Redemption", a madcap xylophone ragtime improvisation with slide whistle, and "L'ours Chinois", an oriental-sounding violin concerto that is chilling, but resolves into an upbeat Eastern adventure. They seem to have spent the time wallowing in far-off sounds, getting to know them and how to play them proficiently, rather than merely perfoming generic stereotyping to make something sound weird.

"L'ours Chinois" is a perfect example of all that is great about these young musicians dusting off all this marginal music. Darkness gives way to light, sour into sweet, as Waitiki 7 takes a journey through all of this Earth's music. Anything goes, as was the case with the original creators of Exotica, but unfortunately the genre got trapped in the miasma of style and cliche, and became a parody of itself. According to Wong, "Exotica just sort of stopped in the '60s".
Waitiki 7 are transcending time and space, resurrecting spectres of vanished musical styles and making them dance on the rim of dormant volcanoes. This is vibrant and exciting music, full of dashing and daring-do, captured brilliantly by the folks at Q-Studios in Somerville, Mass. They are correcting some of the sins of the fathers, namely complacency and commercialism, and making them their own, as is the right and privilege of all children. The album is not flawless, the smooth jazz soprano sax of "Ounalao" is a step in the wrong direction in my opinion, but the blood and guts, tears and laughter more than make up for the muzak.

Waitiki 7 are wonderful musicians that are creating exciting worlds and have made one of the most compelling exotica and jazz albums that I've heard this year.

J. Simpson


 
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Posted: 2009-08-24 08:48 am   Permalink

oops, sorry for the double post.

 
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