Peter Thomas - Moonflowers & Mini-Skirts

Peter Thomas - Moonflowers & Mini-Skirts
Album:
Moonflowers & Mini-Skirts
Duration:
53:50
Styles:
Exotica, Film Music, Soundtracks
Artist:
Release Date:
July 13, 1999

An offshoot of the short-lived lounge trend of the mid- to late '90s was a newly discovered interest in the work of minor European soundtrack composers of the '60s and '70s. Germany's Peter Thomas was the recipient of much fascination at the time, after laboring in near-total obscurity for decades. The compilation Moonflowers and Miniskirts, on the German twee pop specialist label Marina Records, gathers 16 brief instrumentals written and orchestrated by Thomas as library music for his publisher to lease out at reduced rates to movies and television for instant ambience. The vaguely prefabricated feel of these terribly square arrangements is part of the charm, but while Moonflowers and Miniskirts is a lot of kitschy fun, Thomas is actually not as gifted a composer as, say, Henry Mancini, Lalo Schifrin, or even his countryman Gert Wilden. This is the best available compilation of Thomas' work, but there are much more fun and musically interesting albums available in a similar style. Early disco collectors, however, should note that the thumping "Black Power," from 1969, features the first known lead vocal by Munich-based American expatriate Donna Gaines, who of course would appear a half-decade later as the Euro-disco icon Donna Summer.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Opium / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas3:54
Multi-Kolored Mini-Skirts / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas3:06
Black Power / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas2:37
11 Uhr 20 (Main Theme) / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas2:05
Pozzolico / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas1:50
Milky Way / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas2:39
Under Control / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas2:41
Moonflower Q / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas3:51
Vergiess' Mich, Wenn du Kannst / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas2:31
Rockin Computer / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas2:10
Power Boost / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas2:25
Spiral Angst / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas3:04
Meeting Palermo / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas2:42
Flash Point / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas2:36
Mein Wochenende / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas3:31
Happening in White / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas2:38
Beige Turtleneck / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas3:14
Malaparie Sinus / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas2:58
Minoti on the Run / Peter ThomasPeter Thomas3:18

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