When an electronic dance music producer and jazz guitarist get together, the first thing you’d expect is a fusion of furious dance rhythms and complex lightning-fast solos. But with producer Ilija Rudman and guitarist Joe Pandur you couldn’t be more wrong.
Even though their project is entitled Young Men Drive Fast, this collection brings relaxing yet far from anaemic numbers. In fact, they all showcase a stylistic subgenre the authors call “Cinematic Jazz Surf”.
At first glance any of the numbers of this musical adventure could recklessly be labelled as lounge or instrumental easy listening were it not for that certain flesh and bone quality. True, the groove is lazy, and the Metheny or Di Meola-like guitar harmonies and solo phrases are soft and gentle, but every theme has a sturdy rhythmical skeleton that beckons the listener to take the road. ‘Southbound’ is a great example of that, and we’re very happy to premiere this special vocal version featuring Private Agenda that will be a bonus on the album.
The album, Young Men Drive Fast, sees release on 7th AugustPre-Order