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Double LP version. Reunion is the third album from nu-disco star Tim Bernhardt, aka Satin Jackets. Released on Eskimo Recordings, Reunion is a stunning follow-up to the German producer's first two critically acclaimed albums and features 14 stunning tracks of sun-kissed disco, Balearic house, leftfield pop, and guest vocals from the likes of Australian star Panama, Belgian singer Ivy Falls, US based vocalist Metaxas, and up-and-coming British singer Tailor. With Bernhardt's second album, Solar Nights (ESK 510719/510720, 2019), one of the most successful nu-disco records of recent times the following years should have made the Satin Jackets name a regular fixture on club and festival bills worldwide. The pandemic saw the producer's horizons limited to the four walls of his new Munich studio. Still with the world out of reach Bernhardt turned to the internet to keep in touch with his fans and sow the seeds for what would become Reunion. "Throughout 2020 we recorded a number of what we called Lockdown Streams," explains Bernhardt. With almost no promotion those sessions ended up being streamed over a million-and-a-half times, but for Bernhardt the real reward was the response from fans. Thankfully just as Bernhardt was able to connect with his fans online, he was able to reach out to his friends and accomplices around the world reuniting with many of the singers and songwriters that had graced both Panorama Pacifico (ESK 507583/507585) and Solar Nights and song by song, as files sped back and forth across the globe a new album, Reunion, took shape. Where the first two Satin Jackets albums saw Bernhardt work to first develop his own sound and then elevate his productions to another level, Reunion reveals an artist now completely at ease in the studio, a musician and producer now confident in both his abilities and artistic vision. From start-to-finish Reunion is an album that adds new depths and dimensions to the Satin Jackets sound whilst sounding utterly unforced. From the warm and welcoming opening tones of "For What We Have" right through to the last bittersweet chords of "Don't Worry", wistful pop songs like "Spell" and "Move On" grounded in the messiness of human emotions to tracks like the aptly named "Little Airplanes" that seem to float effortlessly about the clouds, Reunion is an album that you'll want to immerse yourself in and return to, time and time again.