1992 (New 2LP)Saâda Bonaire
Label: Captured Tracks
Recently recovered from a cellar in East Berlin, 1992 compiles the cult German studio project Saâda Bonaire's long-lost early nineties material. Produced between Bremen and New York City, the 12 songs presented here capture the group's attempts at steering their trademark fusion sound (reggae, afro-funk, Eastern music, and sultry German female vocals) into uncharted nu jazz, trip-hop, and house territories. Co-produced by renowned DJ Matthias Heillbronn at François Kevorkian's Axis Studios, this new collection was considered too bizarre for 1990s record label standards, and as a result the material was never published. Still sounding fresh, 1992 further demonstrates Saâda Bonaire's flair for creating pop music for past, present, and future outsiders.