Adventures In Paradise

by Waitiki 7

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Adventures in Paradise, the debut album by The WAITIKI 7, is a contemporary re-imagining of the classic Exotica sound introduced on the islands in 1959 the year of Hawaii's statehood. Martin Denny, a transplanted mainland pianist who tapped into the tropical zeitgeist, stirred together several disparate elements, and created a whole new sound in the process. Exotica floats in the zone between soundscapes and an early world music hybrid, Randy Wong, the bassist, music director and co-founder of The WAITIKI 7, explains.

Which is where The WAITIKI 7 comes in. Although they bow at the altar of Martin Denny, Les Baxter, Juan Garcia Esquivel and other Exotica pioneers, The WAITIKI 7 is a band making music of the moment. The septet retains the essence of Denny-era Exotica and reconstitutes it for contemporary audiences raised on the multitude of musical genres and pop culture images being created today.

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released August 18, 2009

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Hawaii-based Pass Out Records' eclectic artists and releases have achieved national and international accolades in numerous music circles ranging from Na Hoku Hanohano and Hawaii Music award winners; appearances at prestigious music festivals such as South By Southwest; license deals in foreign markets; and key tours/cultural performances in Europe, Mexico, Canada, and Asia. ... more

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