Saturday, May 23, 2009

Shawn Lee - Soul Visa (2006)

Artist: Shawn Lee
Title Of Album: Soul Visa
Year Of Release: 2006
Genre: Lo-Fi / Soul / Funk

01. Shawn Lee - Peculiar Times (3:53)
02. Shawn Lee - Some People (3:07)
03. Shawn Lee - Wichita Lineman (3:32)
04. Shawn Lee - Mary Jane (2:59)
05. Shawn Lee - Mexican Stand Off (3:12)
06. Shawn Lee - Any Knd Of Fool (3:47)
07. Shawn Lee - Throwin' Shadows At The Wall (3:35)
08. Shawn Lee - Caught In The Middle (5:15)
09. Shawn Lee - Dark Clouds (5:18)
10. Shawn Lee - Givin Up On Getting Up (7:11)

- Clique Aki:

Shawn Lee conjures up some important musical forms. His new album 'Soul Visa' has all the hallmarks of Lee's auteur approach to his music. he has produced, mixed, sang & played every instrument on the album. Both rich in harmony and dynamic in scope, Lee commits himself to the classic three minute pop song. Inspired by the songwriting geniuses of Bacharach and David, Brian Wilson and Jimmy Webb, Shawn mixes it up musically but always keeps things soulful and melodic. It features a wealth of contemporary production techniques, inventive instrumentation and lush vocal harmonies. It's a place where the sounds of yesterday meet the sounds of today, skilfully constructing a conceptual bridge between the old school and the new. 'Soul Visa' has grabbed the attention of the Japanese and the French particularly, where Shawn is a highly regarded cult artist whose records are considered to be musical masterpieces. Shawn's music has found fans and supporters in such fellow artists as badly Drawn Boy, Zero 7, Coldcut and Vikter Duplaix 'Soul Visa' is a heartfelt, reflective album full of soulful, clever songs that you will play again and again. Originally from Wichita, Kansas and Los Angeles, Lee has been based in London for the last ten years. He has toured extensively across Europe and Japan spreading his gospel to the impassioned. As well as releasing a handful of solo albums in as many labels, Shawn is also an in demand singer, session musician, songwriter and producer. He has worked with a diverse range of artists from the most respected talents of the left field to some of the biggest names in pop.

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