Joanna Law - Rhythm Of YearsTangential
"Rhythm Of Years", the new release from Joanna Law is filled with warm and soulful electronica compositions. You may be familiar with Law's warm and languid vocals from her cover "First Time Ever" back in 1990. The Roberta Flack classic and other gems are featured here. There's also several tracks that feature a collaboration with Pressure Drop, the Trip hop act that she worked with back in the nineties as well. "You're Mine", one of their collaborations starts the disc off.Law's warm vocals are the perfect compliment to an unrelenting hypnotic groove that builds momentum over the course of play. "Song For Theo" is another winner that's filled with sunny chords and synths layered on top of an infectious samba groove. As the title suggests, the album explores an array of rhythms and textures evolving from one composition to the next one. Add to that a number of tastyremixes and you have a gorgeous album filled with sublime recordings that you shouldn't miss.
Reg Dancy, 03/21