If you decide, in fast times like nowadays, to simply stay in bed for a complete Sunday, no matter if in company or alone, you define yourself automatically as member of an exclusive peer group that puts individuality and autonomy above all. Bravo!
This truly aristocratic attitude of getting not involved certainly deserves an adequate outstanding soundtrack.
The Clubstar label delivers this soundtrack reliably, 2012 already in its fifth year, with the compilation series "Sunday in Bed" –
nomen quidem est omen. Clubstar does not only play with club and house compilations on the highest level, but also with many other compilation series in the lounge genre. For example with the “Sunday in Bed” series.
The idea of "Sunday in Bed" is simple and complex at the same time.
The music should be "easy listening", Americans would call it "casual". Nonchalance is a duty. But nonchalance does not mean: optional!
"Sunday in Bed" wants to tickle the ears of the listeners. With the concomitance of big names and underground. With music you know and new, forgotten and unexpected music. Which means coursing through all possible and impossible genres.
Serge Gainsbourg, the monolith of modern french chanson stands, with a reggae song, recorded in Jamaica in 1979, next to the great lady of current soul: Erykah Badu. Harry Manx and Kevin Breit, two guitar virtuosos of the US country scene, stand next to Frank Ocean,
who is since his performance at the Jimmy Fallon show, beginning of july, the new darling of black music. Maverick Sabre, newcomer of the british blue-eyed-soul, stands next to WZRD. Behind the alias WZRD stands the rapper Kid Cudi, here on "Dream Machine" in a cooperation with his australian friends from "Empire of the Sun".
The compilers of "Sunday in Bed" searched on the internet for the unknown and found the jazz trumpeter Kafele and the texan r&b singer J Metro, two high-class acts that did not even have a record deal for these songs, by the time the compilation was done.
"The Godfather of Austin Blues", the in Europe completely unknown veteran W.C. Clark, stands next to the Jazzanova spin-off Prommer & Barck, who transform the 70s jazz/rock of Al Di Meola into a furious house track.The Berlin techno scene is featured with Trikski, followed by "Phoenix Foundation" with mystic soft rock from New Zealand.The highly talented jazz singer Jose James from New York is on the album, the French rock princes Tahiti 80 and those from
Housse De Racket, the british newcomers Toddla T and Matt Henshaw, New York/Paris boheme pop by Ivy and a twelve year old up to date masterpiece of drum & bass by Smith & Mighty. This and much more is "Sunday in Bed V".
And - surprisingly, the styles and eras connect in perfect harmony. Each song is sophisticated in its own way. And all together are easy to listen to…
After listening to the double cd you can, if you want, get the awareness that there is creative, fascinating music in genres that you do not count to your personal favourites.
If that seems to ambitious to you can simply let "Sunday in Bed" bewitch you and entertain yourself with the stylish cover artwork of the cd.