Set 1: Léman Soul (6' 50") - Ref. 1701

On the meunière for starters - Lake Geneva aka Lac Léman. Jazz and rocks kits with filleted jazz bass, synth and E git chords providing the soul theme, basted with jazz git, mute trumpet, vibraphone, and stratocaster. Pumped bass, brass and pianos for finale  - 132 bpm, 4/4 time

Jet Set (Suite Genevoise) - 2007/2008

Seventeen is my 2nd concept album (in part) with some themes inspired by Geneva. The cover has a view of the city with a jet black background, of course. The picture is taken from the vantage point of the cathedral tower. The title of the album has two meanings, both the Jet d'Eau and the international jet set associated with Geneva, of which I am a very small part. Track titles are the usual play on words and are accompanied by some photos taken around the city. Recorded at 'Les Combles' Studio in Thônex, Geneva. Click the description of each piece for the MP3.
Set 5: Cantonale (Cathedral St. Pierre) (4' 53") - Ref. 1705

Many musical steps climbing the cathedral tower with a final magnificent view over the city. Cathedral organ, choirs, harp & harpsichord, with an ambient chromatic electric git solo - 120 bpm, 4/4 time
Set 6: Jet Stream (Jet d'Eau) (9' 01") - Ref. 1706

A powerful bass undercurrent for the water pump, the high water column and the spray of Geneva's most famous landmark, through various bass sequencers and overlays in electro-rock style. First - 70 bpm (1st section), then 80 bpm, 4/4 time
Set 4: 1602 (3' 06") - Ref. 1704

L'Escalade - the defeat of the Savoyard by a cauldron of vegetable soup on the 12th December 1602. Could this partially explain why the French 'deteste' Marmite (an English savoury)? There's much chocolate involved at this time making it the real Geneva Sweet. A Baroque-instrumental dance in rounds, as is the annual Fun Run around the Old City - 110 bpm, 6/4 time
Set 3: Tram 16 (3' 30") - Ref. 1703

Tram 16 used to provide a direct line into Geneva from Thônex. Bogeys on the tracks provided by Jazz Bass, Ac. Piano and E. Bass, with overhead power from vox, EP, Mute Git and Expresso synth - 85 bpm, 4/4 time
Set 2: Lac of Dreams (3' 01") - Ref. 1702

Early morning lake-front dreamscape for one of the richest cities in Europe. Looped EP audio sample with atmospheric soprano woods. Distorted algorithmic grand piano to finish - 81 bpm, 4/4 time
Set 8: Timepiece (2' 13") - Ref. 1708

Watching a specialist local industry ticking along. As Edmund Blackadder might say "As regular as the timetable of a Swiss train driver on a high fibre diet serving in the Swiss Regulars" - Pictured: the Flower Clock in the Jardin Anglais - 96 bpm, 4/4 time
Set 7: Rive (Reggae Romande) (4' 53") - Ref. 1707

The hubbub of one of the main Geneva shopping streets. 3 accordions accompanying all kinds of activity - 130 bpm, 4/4 time
Set 9: Nations (United) (4' 16") - Ref. 1709

A blend from different continents; African drums, Indian toms, Arabic strings, South American pan flute, Eastern temple bells & the usual western instruments. Pictured: Pont Mont Blanc on a flag day - 95 bpm, 4/4 time
Crosstown Traffic (ProX Jazz Mix) (3' 15") - Ref. 1710
A laid-back jazzy ProX version of the Hendrix classic - 118 bpm, 4/4 time
Comfortably Numb (ProX Chorale Mix) (7' 02") - Ref. 1711
A couple of teenagers at home immediately spring to mind! An arrangement of Pink Floyd using ProX voices with an extended introduction - 130 bpm, 4/4 time
Walk On By (2' 24") - Ref. 1712
An arrangement with ProX voices - 160 bpm, 4/4 time
The Model (ProX Dance Mix) (3' 27") - Ref. 1713
Plenty of beautiful people and fashion around Geneva - something for the Rue du Rhône. About 10% faster than the Kraftwerk original with a richer ProX base, but honouring the original electro-Euro Pop feel - 135 bpm, 4/4 time
Robert Miles' Mix '97 (ProX Mix) (9' 12") - Ref. 1714
An arrangement of the Eurodance track - 133 bpm, 4/4 time
Benny The Bouncer (2' 21") - Ref. 1715
Bouncy rendition of the ELP track to conclude - 150 bpm, 4/4 time