Music Is A Mission

To content | To menu | To search

Shawn Lee - Soul Visa



Shawn Lee Soul Visa
Shawn Lee - Soul Visa
(CD) Barely Breaking Even BBECD075, 2006-09-04

Tracklisting :
01. Peculiar Times
02. Some People
03. Wichita Lineman
04. Mary Jane
05. Mexican Stand Off
06. Any Kind Of Fool
07. Throwin' Shadows At The Wall
08. Caught In The Midlde
09. Dark Clouds
10. Givin Up On Getting Up

Links :
shawnlee.net
bbemusic.com
myspace.com/shawnleemusic

Press Release :
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 to name just a few.
'Soul Visa' is a heartfelt, reflective album full of soulful, clever songs that you will play again and again.

More than a sum of his parts, he has also released an instrumental album this year to International acclaim entitled 'Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra'. Heavy on the funk and cinematic moods, Lee showcases his talents as a multi-instrumentalist and producer to fine effect. This is music for driving to, for lounge, or Tarantino's next movie! DJ's from Australia to San Francisco have been rocking the Ping Pong sound on the radio and it's got a big thumb's up from top producers worldwide.
2005 will see the release of vol.2 in the Ping Pong Orchestra series on Wet Coast label Ubiquity.

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. 2005 will see a clutch of new solo albums from the ubiquitous Mr Lee, there will also bee collaborations with the vanguard of Dance/Electronic producers from Tokyo to Paris to London. For those of you who read the fine print, you're sure to find Shawn Lee's name in the credits of hit singles from time to time but that my friend is another story!
Djouls

Djouls

Stay informed of all things Paris DJs and beyond thanks to our Twitter news

Comments are closed



You might also like

Kologbo - Africa Is The Future

Every 6th of the month is now officially Kologbo day !

Kologbo was Fela's tenor guitar player in Afrika 70. He's been teaching Afrobeat all around the world those last years: Berlin with Afrobeat Academy, Brazil with Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra Iconili or Amplexos, Chile with Newen Afrobeat, Belgium with World Squad, France with Les Frères Smith or...
Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984

Various - Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976-1984 (CD/LP, Analog Africa, 2017)

2017 might be Cameroon's year after its victory at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, but German label Analog Africa prove once again they're hands-down the world champions of 1970s African music reissues with this funky and irresistible "Pop Makossa" compilation, focusing on the vintage...