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Artist
Saâda Bonaire
ReleaseProduct
1992
Label
Captured Tracks
Catalogue Number
CT346DIGITAL
Release Date
May 6, 2022

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Even within the spacious and explorative halls of electronic music there are some sounds that are simply too far ahead of their time. Take for instance, the German group Saâda Bonaire. Originally formed in the early 80’s by Breman-based DJ Ralph "von" Richthoven alongside vocalists Stefanie Lange and Claudia Hossfeld, the ill-fated Bonaire managed just one official single (1982’s “You Could Be More As You Are”) on EMI before fading away. Or so it seemed. A 2018 self-titled release revealed a trove of unreleased songs and archived promotion material from the mid 80’s, a visionary mix of disco, funk, reggae, and traditional eastern music.

Now, a third chapter of the Saâda Bonaire saga, sans Hossfeld and with the addition of vocalist Andrea Ebert has emerged in the form of yet another compilation entitled 1992. Collected from a previously unreleased early 90’s LP deemed “too bizarre” by German record labels, these tracks show that this groundbreaking band was still a going concern ten years after their all-too-brief moment in the pop machine. They also exhibit some incredible growth musically. Folding in jazz and more contemporary electronic sounds from trip-hop and house, tracks like “Woman” and “To Know You Is To Love You” pair sultry jazz with breakbeats and eastern vocal melodies into something entirely new and exciting. Knowing these recordings pre-date so much progression in dance, pop, jazz, and the avant-garde throws the starkness of their minor brilliance into further relief.

Listening back in 2022, 1992 retroactively sounds like a neat summation of all things cool in the 90’s, and the world is lucky these tapes were re-discovered in an East Berlin cellar. Saâda Bonaire is finally getting their due.

All songs arranged by Saâda Bonaire
Managed by Ralph “von” Richthoven
Album curated by Andy Grier
Remastered at Bonati Mastering NYC

Layout & Design by Patrick Fernandes
All photos by Andreas Weiss unless credited otherwise

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Woman 5:01 Buy

    Woman

  2. 2 To Know You Is To Love You 4:13 Buy

    To Know You Is To Love You

  3. 3 Extremes 5:21 Buy

    Extremes

  4. 4 So Many Dreams 8:13 Buy

    So Many Dreams

  5. 5 Running 4:47 Buy

    Running

  6. 6 Okay It's Over 5:00 Buy

    Okay It's Over

  7. 7 That's Right 6:25 Buy

    That's Right

  8. 8 Lovelife 3:34 Buy

    Lovelife

  9. 9 Your Prince 3:47 Buy

    Your Prince

  10. 10 7th House 6:01 Buy

    7th House

  11. 11 Move From The Heart 3:50 Buy

    Move From The Heart

  12. 12 Follow Your Mind 3:42 Buy

    Follow Your Mind

CD Track List

  1. Woman
  2. To Know You Is To Love You
  3. Extremes
  4. So Many Dreams
  5. Running
  6. Okay It’s Over
  7. That’s Right
  8. Lovelife
  9. Your Prince
  10. 7th House
  11. Move From The Heart
  12. Follow Your Mind
  13. So Many Dreams (NYC Classic Edit)
  14. So Many Dreams (1992 Demo Mix)
  15. So Many Dreams (Amek Live Dub)

Vinyl Track List

  1. Woman
  2. To Know You Is To Love You
  3. Extremes
  4. So Many Dreams
  5. Running
  6. Okay It’s Over
  7. That’s Right
  8. Lovelife
  9. Your Prince
  10. 7th House
  11. Move From The Heart
  12. Follow Your Mind

Bonus 12" Track List

A1 So Many Dreams (NYC Classic Edit)
A2 So Many Dreams (1992 Demo Mix)
B1 So Many Dreams (Amek Live Dub)
B2 So Many Dreams

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