Thursday, February 24, 2011


Track 1 - Jungle Obsession
Track 2 - Murmuring Leaves
Track 3 - Mowgli
Track 4 - Bagheera
Track 5 - Creeping Danger
Track 6 - Malaysia
Track 7 - Jungle Spell
Track 8 - The White Snake
Track 9 - Shere Khan
Track 10 - Tropical Call
Track 11 - Bali Girl
Track 12 - Jungle Mystery
Track 13 - Tropical

Two French library music legends tackle the exotica genre on this 1971 release and the results are enchanting. The key to the success of this record is the meeting of minds between the orchestral grooves of Nardini and the esoteric flourishes of Roger. While some of the tracks are similar in style to "The Exotic Moods Of Les Baxter" others like "Malaysia" incorporate psychedelic guitars and drums. It all comes together on the gorgeous "Mowgli" and the equally impressive "Bagheera", both of which are over way to soon. Unlike your average exotica album this has more of a South East Asia feel to it but now and again you are reminded that this is indeed a product of France. "Jungle Obsession" was re-released in 2000 on the Dare Dare label. Very highly recommended!


Mike said...

You made a mistake: this Mediafire link is also the Rhythm Funk Masters album. Just letting you know.

Mr. Craig said...

S**t!!! Sorry about that. Thanks for the heads up, I've fixed it now.

Mike said...

:) *thumbs-up*