Lounge Psychedelique

Lounge Psychedelique

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Lounge Psychédélique takes you on a journey into the world of Lounge, Exotica and Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, from its early days in the 1950s and 1960s to the current crop of artists championing the Lounge and Exotica sounds today. Compiled by Spencer Hickman and Mark McQuillan for Two-Piers Lounge Psychédélique (The Best of Lounge and Exotica 1954-2022) is the third instalment in the Psychédélique Compilation series on Two-Piers, following the critically acclaimed Pop Psychédélique (The Best of French Psychedelic Pop 1964-2019) and Garage Psychédélique (The Best of Garage Psych and Pzyk Rock 1965-2019).

Lounge Psychédélique brings together the sounds of Easy Listening, Soundtrack Instrumentals, Exotica, Jazz, Psychedelic, and Space Age sounds all under the umbrella of Lounge Music. The compilation includes legends of the Lounge and Exotica scene, such as Martin Denny, Yma Sumac, Mel Tormé, Herb Alpert, and Les Baxter, alongside legendary composers Hugo Montenegro, Lalo Schifrin, Michael Giacchino. Add some Lounge Jazz from Cal Tjader and the Latin Bossa Nova of Quincy Jones. Then throw in some beautiful oddities from Leonard Nimoy, Pizzicato Five and Mort Garson. Next, mix in some Lounge-Mod moments from Dave Pike and Jack Trombey, KPM library classics from Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield, and finish with some brilliant modern-day exponents of the Exotica sound Los Bitchos, Ixtaheule and the Percussive Funk Moog party sounds of The Bongolian.

The result is a fun and crazy ride through the world of Lounge Music which will bring a smile to your face and a spring to your step. So raise a cocktail glass to Lounge Psychédélique (The Best of Lounge and Exotica 1954-2022) – a sheer joy from start to finish! Lounge Psychédélique isn’t meant to be a ‘crate diggers’ album or a compilation of obscure, hard-to-find tracks to outdo your mates. Instead, it is intended to celebrate the Lounge scene and, hopefully, the perfect introduction to this fantastic and beautiful music for any newcomers out there. So let your journey into Lounge and Exotica begin here….


A1. Leonard Nimoy – Music to Watch Space Girls By

A2. Martin Denny – The Enchanted Isle

A3. Yma Sumac – Gopher

A4. The Bongolian – B-Boy Toga Party

A5. Los Bitchos – The Link is About to Die

A6. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass – The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)

A7. Michael Giacchino and Nouvelle Modernica Orchestra – Sidereal Day: 3 (Instrumental)

B1. Mel Tormé – Sunshine Superman

B2. Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Mais Que Nada

B3. Lalo Schifrin – Lalo’s Bossa Nova

B4. Quincy Jones – Black Orpheus (Manha De Carnaval)

B5. Les Baxter & 101 Strings Orchestra – Tropicando

B6. Pizzicato Five - 皆笑った

B7. Alain Goraguer – Les Hommes – La Grande Co-Existence

B8. Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

C1. Mort Garson & The Lords of Percussion – Geisha Girl

C2. Arthur Lyman – Quiet Village

C3. Les Baxter – Voodoo Dreams / Voodoo

C4. Cal Tjader – The Lady is a Tramp

**C5. Martin Denny – The Encchanted Sea

C6. Ixtahuele – Mareld 2021

C7. Keith Mansfield – Morning Broadway

D1. Mel Tormé – Comin’ Home Baby

D2. Dave Pike – Sweet Tater Pie

D3. Jack Trombey – Underlay No.3

D4. Don Sebesky – Guru-Vin

**D5. Keith Mansfield – Beat Me Till I’m Blue

D6. Brian Bennett & Keith Mansfield – Mermaid

**D7. Sheila – Bang Bang