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Laura Reed & Deep Pocket: Soul: Music

Here's a record that initially may seem like it would have limited appeal to Sea of Tranquility readers. After all, it boasts a hybrid of blues, funk, soul and world music that recalls Ben Harper, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and maybe even Amy Winehouse and Macy Gray. South African native Laura Reed fronts the band with a guitar and sultry voice that grooves right along with her Deep Pocket trio. What makes Soul: Music worth the repeat spins are the thick rhythms and rich harmonies that transcend mere genre categorization. The passion of these four players oozes from every track, and warm vibes dominate. Some of progressive music's colder collectives could take a cue from this stuff…

Track Listing:
1) Well
2) Forces At Play
3) What's Going On
4) Rise Up
5) Don't Go
6) Movin' On
7) One World
8) Omm Lei Lei
9) Praise You
10) Tomorrow
11) Chains of Temptation

Added: January 27th 2008
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Official Laura Reed & Deep Pocket Web Site
Hits: 2118
Language: english

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Laura Reed & Deep Pocket: Soul: Music
Posted by getdown on 2008-01-30 12:58:20
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I agree! This isn't my normal 'cup of tea', but I see hints of all my favorite genres in Laura Reed & Deep Pocket's music, especially in their live show. I also read the drummer and keyboard player come from a progressive band. It's nice to hear R&B songs played in odd time signatures. I love bands that break down stereotypical barriers that allow music lovers like myself to enjoy all genres!

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