Release Date: September 27, 2019
Label: Svart Records
I hope those of you who remember when Disco ruled the radio and the clubs, have held on to your bell-bottom pants, tie-dye shirts, mini-skirts, and ponchos. The ghost of renowned Finnish producer Jori Sivonen has returned for an encore performance.
Cold War on The Rocks - is a Disco and Electronic Music Compilation showcasing Finland’s underground dance scene from 1980-1991. We have Svart Records to thank for re-introducing us to these one-hit wonders whose songs we remember but whose names we don’t.
Cold War on the Rocks sounds like a collection of demos that never made it over to the US for the likes of Donna Summer, Sylvester, Giorgio Moroder, or KC and The Sunshine Band to sing. This album will, however, inspire many to dive into the back of their closets to find their fingerless lace gloves, acid wash jeans, and members-only jackets. After all, how many times can you listen to the same old Juke-Box playlist of Dance classics?
Cold War on The Rocks, literally has something for everyone. For my sound geeks, they use a Roland Juno 60 synthesizer and that is just the start. For my freestyle lovers go grab your scrunchies and spandex and get ready to dance for we have stumbled upon a Disco artifact that is a gift from the Finnish.
Some Key Tracks Include: “Tähdenlento ”, “Hi Jacker”, “This Night Is Like Magic”, and “Tyhjyys”
Lee Wilson Music-Contributor
September 13, 2019
01. JORI SIVONEN: JUPITER (3:10)
02. TAISKA: EI VOITTAJAA –J’veux d’la tendresse– (3:48)
03. EINI: JOSSAKIN, JOS HLUAT (3:53)
04. ESA: KUN YÖ ON –Vill ha dig– (3:48)
05. MIKA SUNDQVIST: TÄHDENLENTO (3:30)
06. BUFFALOO SOLDIER: HI-JACKER (3:58)
07. STEP ON THE
08. BIBA: THIS NIGHT IS LIKE MAGIC [LP VERSION] (4:10)
09. KAIN KÄÄRMEENPOIKA & KVARTSIKOIRAT: EROS – JUMALAN KALTAINEN (4:17)
10. VAARALLINEN MUTANTTI: ROBOTIN’ USA (3:07)
11. IRA: HEI KUNDI (3:27)
12. SIMO LAIHO: MARCO POLO (3:50)
13. JARMO JUHANI: NUORI INKA (3:09)
14. DIGITAL DANCE: SUNSHINE, RAIN OR MOONLIGHT (3:35)
15. KAIJA KOO: TYHJYYS –Tyngdlös– (4:57)
16. VISUAL: BIG & BEAUTIFUL (5:39)
17. SAIGON: ETSIN MAAILMAA (4:22)
18. JOKKE SEPPÄLÄ: GALAXIN YKSINÄISET (2:59)
19. MAD LINDELL: GRANDMASTER KLAUS (3:30)
20. CLIFTERS: SORMUS (3:33)