Waldeck - New album

Waldeck - New album "The Moon And The Orient"

Waldeck latest album is full of mystery, wonder, surprise and auditory escapism.

June 14, 2024

Klaus Waldeck, the grand vizier of the Viennese electronic music scene, dedicates his seventh studio album to genies and Scheherazade. The Moon and the Orient enchants with an oriental atmosphere and a great sense of mystery, wonder and surprise.

With the usual precision, the compositions explore the playful forms of the chosen genre and yet ultimately fit into the unmistakable Waldeck sound, which appears familiar and pleasants. The album relies slightly more on electronic means than its predecessors, but still remains subtle and approachable. The rhythms often creep out like cobras of their baskets and maintain the tension from the first to the last bar. Longing and exoticism caress and fuel cool arrangements, hidden desires urge for resolution and return. The genie is never completely free, but never completely powerless either. Whoever releases the 12 Waldeck genies locked in their oil lamps will inspire ears and hearts for at least 1001 nights: on the dancefloor, in the ballroom or wherever the heart is looking for love.

Featured vocalist Patrizia Ferrara is also back again. She has been a constant musical companion since 2017 and gilds the album with a beguiling performance. Zeebee and drag artist Lucy McEvil can also be heard on the album. Other members of Waldeck's oriental salon orchestra include bassist Philipp Moosbrugger, drummer Alex Pohn, clarinetist Herbert Swoboda and guitarist Thomas Hechenberger.

Under the expert guidance of Patrizia Ferrara, the lively single “Come with me Mambo” invites you to dance barefoot, “Bring on the Thrill” turns into a Technicolor panorama of the lost splendour of Beirut or Tehran, “Sweet Surrender” joins the Great American Songbook as an addendum and the hymn of longing “Someday” lets you dream of a peaceful future.

The album is released on Waldeck's own label Dope Noir Records, which recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary.

About Klaus Waldeck:

Klaus Waldeck, a musical genius with a doctorate in law, released his first works in the late nineties and, together with artists such as Kruder & Dorfmeister, helped Viennese electronic music to international fame. Since then, he has released seven albums under the “Waldeck” label. His greatest success “Ballroom Stories” (2007) is still one of the standards of international club music today. Waldeck lives out his francophile side together with Valerie Sajdik with the no less successful project “Saint Privat”, which celebrated its comeback last year with the album “Après la Bohème”.

Waldeck's music is characterized by jazz, subtle electronic arrangements and has a very cinematic feel. Waldeck's compositions can be heard in films (A Simple Favor), series (Dr. House, Grey's Anatomy, Emily in Paris), commercials (Versace, Mercedes) and most recently on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival 2023. Waldeck's music has been streamed 250 million times to date

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The Moon And The Orient


Release date
June 14, 2024

Dope Noir Records

Digital | Vinyl LP | CD

1. Flaschengeist
2. Come With Me Mambo
3. Sweet Surrender
4. Dating Line
5. Someday
6. Bring On The Thrill...
7. Fantomas
8. Sweetest Lies
9. You Drive Me Crazy
10. Tonight Is The Night
11. After You Have Gone
12. So It Shall Be (Dancing Cobra)