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Kool&Klean – Volume VIII

Germany based multi-instrumentalist Konstantin Klashtorni has already released a plethora of album series. The Kool&Klean series is undoubtedly one of the most popular. Not only the groovy music is attractive, but also the extremely pretty women depicted on the covers.

Starting with the infectious Kool&Klean Volume I in 2010, followed by Volume II (2011), Volume III (2012), Volume IV (2014), Volume V (2014), Volume VI (2016), Volume VII (2017), we now reached Volume VIII in 2018.

If one listens to Islands Of Tranquility, one easily gets into raptures. Then attributes such as dreamlike, picturesque or beautiful will easily come to your mind. Again Konstantin is able to create the highest degree of harmony with his proven concept.

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Kool&Klean – Volume VIII

Lovers of the music of Paul Hardcastle’s The Jazzmasters and Kim Waters’ Streetwize series will be captured by the magic of Kool&Klean. Creator of these popular series is saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni, who lives since several years in Germany, where his activity rises to unimagined heights.

Among the plethora of his serial productions Kool&Klean is the one with the most frequent following albums. The preoccupation of music enthusiasts is already assuming biblical proportions. Volume VII was released in 2017. Now follows Volume VIII. Almost taken for granted now: Konstantin has written, performed and produced all tracks.

You can already pre-order the album on Amazon.com.

Kool&Klean – Best of so Far

Lovers of the music of Paul Hardcastle’s The Jazzmasters and Kim Waters’ Streetwize series will be captured by the magic of Kool&Klean. Creator of these popular series is saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni, who lives since several years in Germany, where his activity rises to unimagined heights.

As a result of many years of successful producing of Kool&Klean series this album is a compilation of the best tracks so far from 6 previous albums.

Best of so Far is now on sale at CDBaby.

Kool&Klean – Volume VII

Lovers of the music of Paul Hardcastle’s The Jazzmasters and Kim Waters’ Streetwize series will be captured by the magic of Kool&Klean. Creator of these popular series is saxophonist Konstantin Klashtorni, who lives since several years in Germany, where his activity rises to unimagined heights.

Among the plethora of his serial productions Kool&Klean is the one with the most frequent following albums. The preoccupation of music enthusiasts is already assuming biblical proportions. Volume VII was just released in September 2017. Almost taken for granted now: Konstantin has written, performed and produced all tracks.

The album starts with Beyond The Horizon, in which all the elements that made Klashtorni’s music great have been genuinely reunited. A wonderful flow, excellent music instrumentation, and all ingredients necessary for the ultimate attraction.

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Kool&Klean – Volume V

Listening to the albums of Konstantin Klashtorni the question arises, after traveling so many countries and performing with a plethora of artists, what was the reason to stop these activities and to start a solo career as a multi-instrumentalist without any connection to other artists.

Konstantin explains꞉ “I took from every place where I played and lived something, which helped me to enrich my understanding of music. I enjoyed living in Venezuela, Salsa and Meringue gave me that great loose feel, which is a very rare thing for a common European musician. In The Netherlands I played a lot of Pop and Jazz at high level with many US musicians, living there, it was also a great experience without living in US. But each country has its own egregor and brings a man to a certain state of mind. I’m talking about Germany – it has something very sophisticated and cool, which made me start producing Kool&Klean series, etc. Or I just took at that time (talking about 2010) a different direction in producing and creating.

At this stage I don’t really miss any of good musicians, because I like my music to sound exactly this way, each solo and each sound must tell myself a lot, – something is not happening when you hire even a very good player. I’m VERY jealous as to my tracks, or just haven’t met a REAL good partner yet.″

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Kool&Klean – Volume IV

Music and art go hand in hand. Cover art is important to rise the attention of a potential consumer. With an attractive woman on the cover a CD has often a better chance. The covers of Konstantin Klashtorni’s serials always portray a good-looking woman.

Konstantin comments: “I select the pictures myself, just because I like a gorgeous, classy woman to be on the cover of my album. It characterizes my music too, classy, clean and beautiful (at least I strive to make it this way). I design all my covers myself, it’s literally one man production process. My wife advises me sometimes, she has a great feel for music and art in general. She helps me to make a final decision concerning tracks order on CD and cover art.˝

Starter of Kool&Klean Volume IV is the song I Can Only Imagine. Klashtorni pushes with his aural guitar the term romantic to the next level. Dream Weaver revels in acoustic wellbeing of fine sounds. It’s Time has a certain Peter White appeal with a strong synth sound support.

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Kool&Klean – Volume III

Multi-instrumentalist Konstantin Klashtorni is living in a little town in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany. In his small studio he works with a very simple and decent setup. He uses DAW Cubase, one of the best recording software in the world, using Yamaha Studio monitors, Neumann micros and Universal Audio plug-ins for mixing and mastering – all this run on an i5 machine with Windows. His acoustic instruments consist of some guitars, saxes, flute, and a midi keyboard as controller.

Most important are his ears. Konstantin comments: “My ears, that’s something I’m deeply thankful to my loved GOD for, they are responsible for making sound my simple equipment great.˝

A strong desire is sailing for the distance, just across the sea into the wide world. Sail is the ultimate anthem for that longing. On It Will Rain makes Konstantin extensive use of his UAD collection. On his album one finds melodic pearls such as Twilight, a harmonic interplay of acoustic guitar and keyboard sounds.

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