Movements 4

A 16 track funk album (59m ) — released March 12th 2012 on Tramp Records
The Movements series started in 2005 when Tobias Kirmayer released his first compilation on Munich's Perfect Toy Records. Now, seven years later, he introduces the fourth volume. You may have experienced that follow-up volumes of compilations cannot maintain the level of rarity, quality and excitement of the earlier volumes, however, what you hold in your hands right now is not only the result of two years of work chasing the elusive 'Rare Groove', but a masterpiece in it's own right. The discerning music lover will agree, 'Movements 4' is the highlight in the series so far.

The term 'Rare Groove' originates from the late 1980s. British DJ Norman Jay coined it after his "The Original Rare Groove Show" on Kiss 94 FM. Around that time, DJs wanted to astonish their crowd with recently unearthed funk, jazz and soul music. In 2012, after more than 20 years have elapsed you may think that there is not more to discover. Fortunately this is not the case. The proof is 'Movements 4'

In the past 20 years many labels focused on the genre called Rare Groove. Such tunes, which may have remained uncompiled until now, have to be seriously rare. Otherwise it would not have missed the eyes of diggers for the last 40 years. So Kirmayer's goal to uncover real Rare Grooves became an exciting adventure. It cost him two years of hard work, uncounted hours of research, and hundreds of phone calls and conversations with all the musicians to get their story right.

'Movements 4' is here to please an open-minded audience with an exciting selection of funk, soul and jazz music. All of these tunes had been privately released and might have been forgotten if it weren't for aficionados like Kirmayer securing them and bringing them back to life. From the selected track listing, to the detailed liner notes, to the classic packaging including full-color label scans and band photos, the buyer can be assured not only of the rarity and quality of each selection, but also of the refined taste and heartfelt care that went into this entire production.

The 16-page CD booklet contains detailed liner notes, scans of all labels as well as unpublished photographs. The deluxe double-gatefold LP contains the same information as the CD-booklet. The first 500 units come with a bonus 45rpm single, nothing less than one of the last remaining funk 45 holy grails, the Soul Chargers - Charge It Up, Baby!


Reviews / Quotes:

"A welcome, fresh and high-quality collection of obscenely rare and desirable 45's"
Snowboy

"Yet more great musical discoveries unearthed and thoroughly researched by Tobias Kirmayer. Movements 4 is beautifully packaged with detailed liner notes on each song for the real music enthusiasts"
DJ Format

"Movements 4 - new volume in that amazing series - is heading in the right direction: straight forward! Decent funk tracks provide the solid basis but it's about the jazz gems which gives No.4 a extra twist. Well done! A must have."
Oliver Korthals (Mojo Club)

I absolutely LOVE THIS! The whole album is a superb selection of top quality black music- you have my full support on this!
Dr. Bob Jones

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