When one listens to German duo Satin Jacket's debut album Panorama Pacifico, it sets a certain tone. We close our eyes and imagine a chic cocktail lounge on a distant planet. It's decorated with lights that seem to float and full of frail women dressed in shiny gowns. Sometimes it's the sound wafting in warm, sunny air as smiling, happy people hang aimlessly on golden beaches. Other times, it's the perfect song for a long night drive in a convertible, top down, volume up, thoughts lost totally in nostalgic reverie.
Each tune is lush, romantic, and decidedly cool, just like you'd expect a satin jacket to be.
“I really wanted it to be the sound of the project,” says producer Tim Bernhardt. “You have to be able to listen
Satin Jackets' sound is a fresh mix of '70s disco, '80s pop, '90s house, and modern depth. Panorama Pacifico is sparkling and mysterious. It sounds sexy and rich like a French model. It plays with the steady hand of good songwriting, each track compelling and complete. It's meant to
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“I'm just not a great performer,” Bernhardt admits. “I love to be in the studio, lock the door, work days and nights on sounds and arrangements. Touring is something you really have to thoroughly enjoy to be able to do — that kind of lifestyle on the road and everything. I found that's just not so much me.”
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When Satin Jackets comes rolling through Bardot's Slap & Tickle Tuesday, May 17,
“After the album is basically before the album, eventually,” he laughs.”We'll see how that goes.”