Rhye
Woman


4.0
excellent

Review

by Alex Beebe USER (128 Reviews)
March 12th, 2013 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Crisp soul melodies over meditative electronics.

A name originating in 2012 out of anonymity from a handful of songs posted to the internet with an identity shrouded in mystery, Rhye’s blend of R&B vocals and minimal electro-dance was later revealed to be the collaborative work of Canadian singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Milosh and Danish singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Robin Hannibal. It didn’t take long for the duo to go from just working on a remix of a song together, to releasing their debut album Woman that effectively showcases all of their abilities without overpowering each other.

Woman is an album that’s equally soothing downtempo jazz and dreamy lounge music. From the soft harp to the sax solos, Woman is all around relaxing chillout tracks, with charred harmonies that gives the album an alleviating caress. The tone is always tender and refrained, the vibes always content and sensual, and in that way it will bring listeners to a serene paradise-like state of mind that’s free of stress and burden.

It’s impressive how much of a full-rounded sound Woman has, but with two multi-instrumentalists/producers throwing in everything but the kitchen sink, and knowing exactly how and where to use all these horns and strings in a way that feels natural, it’s really no surprise how well this album was handled. There seems to be a natural chemistry between Milosh and Hannibal presented by Woman, where despite both being used to managing the music they make by themselves in their solo work, there never feels like there’s conflicting ideas or a struggle for dominance on Woman.

Everything falls neatly into place, and the result is a very well-crafted debut of soul-tinged indie electronic music that will hopefully blossom into more collaborations of the same caliber.



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breakingthefragile
March 11th 2013


3102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Gorgeous stuff.

NocteDominum
March 11th 2013


7310 Comments


And Alex keeps the trend going : ] (think Aussie accent lol)

VheissuCrisis
Emeritus
March 12th 2013


1334 Comments


"Woman is an album that’s equally soothing downtempo jazz and dreamy lounge music."

Equal parts rather than equally works here.

What you write is good, but I'd rather you fleshed your reviews out a bit more. Apart from being
'chilled' I don't really know what this thing sounds like. You mention strings and horns but then
don't expand, for example.

breakingthefragile
March 12th 2013


3102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah I agree, not really much I could expand on though.

808muzik
March 17th 2013


1089 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah the first two tracks are amazing.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2013


7479 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

and in that way it will bring listeners to a serene paradise-like state of mind that’s free of stress and burden.



Orly?

breakingthefragile
March 18th 2013


3102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yah

BigSimo
March 24th 2013


190 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

underrated and unknown as FUCK

BigSimo
March 24th 2013


190 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

the very start of one of those summer days instantly makes me think of art of life by x japan WTF

mindleviticus
April 25th 2013


8765 Comments


I am loving this

Azn.
April 27th 2013


5619 Comments


mainstream pop literally is bad

robertsona
Emeritus
June 5th 2013


15280 Comments

Album Rating: 2.8

damn i gotta listen again but this seemed hella boring

Adabelle
September 14th 2013


4304 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Last Dance is amazing

Cygnatti
December 20th 2013


29789 Comments


Should def listen to this.

p4p
September 7th 2015


1460 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm a fool for your love

portableheadd
November 14th 2015


55 Comments


Just watched these guys live tonight, they really put on a great show for such a chilled band. Also just btw Milosh is Chilean not Canadian. Either way I had never heard of these guys til tonight and I'm a fan now for sure.

bach
February 11th 2016


15147 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i wanna make this play

oh i know you're faded

robertsona
Emeritus
February 12th 2016


15280 Comments

Album Rating: 2.8

major minor love easily my fav on here

p4p
August 21st 2016


1460 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wtf robert u must be trippin'



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