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Lyric On My Lip


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Blazin'   MP3 sample
  2   Gonna Catch Ya   MP3 sample
  3   Airport Lounge   MP3 sample
  4   Don't Let Me Wake Up   MP3 sample
  5   Take A Look   MP3 sample
  6   Satiric Stylez   MP3 sample
  7   Pressure Release   MP3 sample
  8   Lyric On My Lip   MP3 sample
  9   Grey Days   MP3 sample
  10   Soul Star   MP3 sample
  11   Don't Blame Me   MP3 sample
  12   High Hopes (All Over Now)   MP3 sample

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The story of Tali is almost like a modern fairytale - singer works hard at her chosen profession and love, doing hundreds of gigs for the enjoyment of it, perfecting her skills with little more acknowledgement than a pat on the back. Then risking it all by taking a chance. After years in the Christchurch drum & bass scene, MC'ing and hanging out, rocking the occasional talent quest and testing her voice in a variety of settings, Tali decided her time had come, and while dancing to her favourite producer, Bristol legend Roni Size, was invited to throw down some rhymes, impressing the drum & bass don and tour MC Dynamite. A bit of a chat after the show led to Tali being invited back to Bristol and the rest is now history. After guesting on several cuts for Size's Full Cycle label, Tali was invited to start writing songs for her own project, and this her debut is the result, and what an album it is. Opener "Blazin'" sets the tone, a floor filling groove from Size is perfectly matched by Tali's rap, in which she explains her love for what she does and why she does it. "Gonna Catch Ya" is a successful melding of drum & bass rhythm and R&B song structure, Tali's voice soaring, tough when rapping , while sweet and accomplished when singing. The title cut is another standout, where once again Tali marries the world of live MC'ing with a studio based arrangement, bringing the impact she makes live to the endless limitations of studio production. "Take A Look" shows Tali can rock to a hip-hop beat, the different tempo allowing her voice little more freedom, yet she is just as good toasting over the harder cuts, of which "High Hopes" is the highlight. The album's main strength is it adherence to drum & bass tradition - this is not a crossover album of pop songs but a fusion of the classic Bristol sound with a talented vocalist and songwriter - Tali is simply doing what she loves and it shows, her presence is fun, funky and addictive. With 'Lyric On My Lip', she has come up with a highly listenable record that stands out from the pack. An excellent debut which any drum & bass or NZ music fan should check out. Recommended.

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Artist: Tali
Album: Lyric On My Lip
Cat #: FCYCDLP11
Date: 26/03/2004
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Weeks
Genres: Dance , New Zealand , Pop , Rock
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SmokeCDs Price: $26.95
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