The groovier side of Iron Curtain is uncovered by Funk Embassy Records via the 11-track LP, out on 12″ vinyl and CD. Recorded between 1974-1988, the compilers have unearthed funk, disco, soul, jazz, instrumentals, library music and covers from the Estonian Radio archives. This is the sound of ESSR (Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic) as heard at music halls, radio, TV shows and cafeterias along with underground parties and semilegal jazz clubs.
“Demonstrates the power of popular culture as the myriad but linked genres of funk, soul, jazz, folk fusion, lounge and library music combine to produce a sense of revolutionary musical praxis.
Dangerous music, in the sense that western tropes like funk and soul were forbidden. Within the 11 tracks lies certain groove encrusted gems.” – KERRY BUCHANAN, Southbound Records