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Boomkat Product Review:
To say Martin Denny straddled the world of Exotica would be a gross understatement; he f*cking coined the term! Having grown up in NYC and with some classical piano training under his belt, Denny found himself touring South America as part of the Don Dean Orchestra before World War II shattered everyone's consciousness and he was called up as a member of the Air Force. Shortly after the conflict was over, Denny ended up in Honolulu - and it is this triptych of influences which best represents the sound he minted as Exotica. Full of thrumming rhythms and distant wildlife sounds, the work collated on this 'Best Of...' still sounds thrillingly vibrant and ear-quenchingly colourful today - with it's impact in post-war environs almost unimaginable. Whilst prone to the odd bout of easy-listening, Denny never once smells of Horlicks; tempering the honeyed strings and cascading pianos that have so blighted the genre with a rough edge of hardboiled percussion and sweaty atmospherics. For a breed of music which has suffered many indignities at the behest of the cliché-police, Martin Denny transcends any accusations of kitsch with a keen production ear and tracks which would likely confuse the patrons of any wine-bar. With particular highlights including 'La Pampa Y La Puna' and it's mournful strings, 'Forbidden Island's caliginous threat and the twinkly foreground of 'Stardust', you also get a previously unreleased interview with the man himself. Denny done good!