Roos Jonker & Dean Tippet - Roos Jonker & Dean TippetSonar Kollektiv
Roos Jonker & Dean Tippet are a singer songwriter team from Amsterdam. They've been collaborating as a duo since 2009. Their warm and compelling vocals caught the attention of Benny Sings, eventually becoming members of his group "We'll Make it Right". Now the duo present their deeply melodic release on Sonar Kollektiv. On the Bossa flavored "The One" they blend folk and minimal pop over a sweet guitar rhythm. "Script" is a swaying lullaby that finds their vocals floating over a soft piano melody. Jonker is featured on "Dean", a blissful jazz pop arrangement with wah wah guitar rhythms laced with subtle piano and harp. Jonker and Tippet's vocals are hypnotic separately. Together they're simply mesmerizing. Without raising their vocals beyond a whisper they create ten alluring compositions that linger long after the song is over. This is a sheer delight that will certainly stroke your heartstrings.
Reg Dancy, 07/20