Culled from compact discs spanning 1997 to 2009, our latest release (AGS-064) is an exhilarating collection of exotica instrumentals by Don Tiki, Honolulu's pioneers of the pseudo-Polynesian genre.
Led by Fluid Floyd (Lloyd Kandell) and Perry Coma (Kit Ebersbach), Don Tiki draws inspiration from the original masters of the exotica sound: Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman and Les Baxter, to bring such evocative music into the 21st century. The group made its in 1997 with the album, The Forbidden Sounds of Don Tiki, featuring the legendary Martin Denny in what would become one of his final recordings before Denny's passing. Subsequent CDs further deepened the group's reverence for and exploration of the poly-rhythmic, mid-century sounds. Those albums include Skinny Dip with Don Tiki (2001), a remix album entitled Adulterated—The Remix Project (2004), 'South of the Boudoir' (2009), and Don Tiki's Hot Lava Holiday Songs (2012). .
Hot Like Lava collects the group's top instrumentals for a trip through playful, polyrhythmic, jazz-laden compositions inspired by the Pacific, performed by some of Hawaii's best players of our modern era... on lava-colored vinyl.
Every LP includes a pair of custom Don Tiki 3D glasses.