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Dancing Fantasy – Back Home

The German group Dancing Fantasy consists of keyboardist duo Chris Williams and Curtis McLaw. During a recording in the studio 1 Innovative Communication’s president Mark Sakautzky heard their sound and directly offered them a contract. This was the start of Dancing Fantasy on the label IC Digit.

Their debut album was Midnight Blvd. (1990), followed by California Grooves (1991), Moonlight Reflections (1992), Worldwide (1993), their first concept album, Day Dream (1995), and Love Letters (1997). With Dancing Fantasy they released one album on Higher Octave in 1999 and with Soundscapes a follow-up on 1201 Music in 2001.

After a long hiatus Dancing Fantasy returns with Back Home (2015). Motivated by a lot of fan mail asking for a new album the duo continued to work and here it is! The starting Again and Again immediately clarifies that the formation doesn’t change their popular style. With a dreamy synth groove the group allures their fan community.

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Dancing Fantasy – Back Home

Back HomeAfter a longer break the European smooth jazz/new age-project Dancing Fantasy returns with the 10th album in the 25th year of their musical career. The popular German producers and composers Chris W. Williams and Curtis McLaw have worked for more than 12 months in their studios on new material and thus have completed a new chapter in the synth-duos history. All based on their unique sound: smooth pads, irresistibly chilly grooves with mild synth-generated atmospheres, creating a warm soundtrack for the many moods of day and night – surrounded by small, catchy melodies by guitar, trumpet or saxophone.

Title track “Back Home” opens with a dreamy, mystique soundscape – featuring brilliant Cat Smith on tenor saxophone. Followed by “Again and Again” and later “Deep Sea Diver” which take you on a trip to the roots of the band, sequencer based synth lines and new agey textures. “Mother Earth” and “The Secret Island” speak with the mystic voice of nature, while “Girl From China” and “Sawadee” show finest world music impressions from Asia. “Funky Beach Shack” and “Take The Night Train” show the smooth jazz qualities of Dancing Fantasy, powered by Jan Behrens´ virtuosic piano solo.

Back Home is a well rounded multifaceted album that is composed of hip hop, new age, jazz and contemporary synth pop. Beautiful music which is relaxing, which grooves and which above all is full of life, full of enthusiasm and the joy of living. Get Back Home now at CDBaby.