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Don Tiki, the keepers of the exotica flame, have released their fourth album South of the Boudoir.

October 07, 2009 10:15 ET

Don Tiki Sets Hearts Ablaze With New CD "South of the Boudoir"

Keepers of the Exotica Flame, Don Tiki Delves Into Uncharted Territories With New Album

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - Don Tiki, the keepers of the exotica flame, have released their fourth album "South of the Boudoir" featuring 16 fresh tracks and more than 70 minutes of lush, seductive melodies. Drawing inspiration from original exotica masters Marty, Arty and Les (Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, Les Baxter), Don Tiki boldly moves this evocative genre of music into the twenty-first century.

Evoking the sounds of a paradise lost, the tiki lounge experience of "South of the Boudoir" transports you to another world -- one filled with the music of a forgotten past but infused with an unmistakable modern lounge vibe. Find yourself... lose yourself... the exotic journey is up to you.

Hot tracks of the "South of the Boudoir" include:

--  "Friendly Islands," a sweet exotica classic sung originally by the
    sultry Ethel Azama back in the late 1950s when Hawaii became the 50th
    State. The sweet 'n loverly Hai Jung will set your heart afire with her
    sexy vocals, while Sharene Lum gently plucks your emotions on harp. The
    track features Noel Okimoto on drums and vibes, Dean Taba on bass,
    Carlinhos de Oliveira on guiro, caxixi, and rainstick, and Don Tiki's
    fearless leader, Perry Coma (Kit Ebersbach) on piano and celesta.
--  "Odd Man Out," featuring forbidden sounds played on visually
    spectacular instruments smuggled in from Burma, Thailand and Vietnam. The
    patwaing, the patellar, naal, and Chinese tomtom blend magically with
    Hawaiian and Brazilian percussion instruments such as the iliili, kalaau,
    kaekeeke, cuica, pandeiro, udu and chimta. Lopaka Colon, son of Augie
    Colon, adds a jungle jazz overlay on bongo and dumbek.
--  "The Forbidden Finger," a jazzolicious romp, lovingly dedicated to the
    vocalese doodlings of Esquivel, Swingle Singers, and Les Double-Six de
    Paris. The intrepid Jim Howard contributes an amazingly effortless solo
    over some twisted chord changes, ones that would easily trip up mere mortal
    flautists. Delmar De Wilde, Hai Jung, and Starr Kalahiki soar on vocals
    with Rockford Holmes on alto flutes, Noel Okimoto on bongos and vibes, Dean
    Taba on bass, and Perry Coma on piano.
--  The tantalizing "Bla Bla Cha Cha" featuring Don Tiki's own cover girl,
    Sherry Shaoling, on bravura vocals, with Rockford Holmes doing his level
    best to keep up with her on the saxophones. Put on your "Tinfoil Hats" as
    Ryoko Oka deftly creates a mesmerizing rhythmic pattern on the trung, an
    unearthly Vietnamese glockenspiel constructed exclusively of bamboo tubes
    and rubber bands.
--  "Turkish Delight," which conjures up the perfumed, divan-pillowed
    chambers of a traditional pasha's harem.
--  "In Thailand," where the temptations prove to be too much for mere
    mortals. Jimmy Borges contributes his smooth vocals on the Yo Ma-Ma mix, in
    sharp contrast to Delmar's Deluxe mix on the final bonus track.

About Don Tiki

Don Tiki is a creative collaboration of Lloyd Kandell and Kit Ebersbach. The band features Hawaii's top musicians with cumulative experience ranging from punk to jazz fusion to world beat. Don Tiki has played everywhere from local tiki dives to the Honolulu Symphony to Waikiki showrooms to glitzy Las Vegas palaces to headliners at a summer music festival in Berlin.

Kit Ebersbach, from the wild jungles of New Jersey, is the band's keyboardist, composer and primary engineer. His day job is head of Pacific Music Productions, housed in a cozy studio in downtown Honolulu. By night, Ebersbach becomes Perry Coma, a name inspired by paragon 1950s lounge singer Perry Como.

Lloyd Kandell, originally from Los Angeles, runs Taboo Records out of his Black Point home and is the president of Kandell Advertising, Inc. Kandell is Fluid Floyd, the band's producer, manager and "congenial host."

Don Tiki is a band of exceptional talents, and their music will transport you to an island paradise where sensual tropical fantasies still exist -- especially after that third Mai Tai. The gorgeous Don Tiki Dancers and their provocative costumes add to the enchantment of their exotic and swanky revue.

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