Rhye
Woman


4.0
excellent

Review

by Alex Beebe USER (126 Reviews)
March 12th, 2013 | 14 replies


Release Date: 03/04/2013 | 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


2956 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Gorgeous stuff.

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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
March 11th 2013


7041 Comments


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

VheissuCrisis
Contributing Reviewer
March 12th 2013


970 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


2956 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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

808muzik
March 17th 2013


941 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah the first two tracks are amazing.

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Irving
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2013


7276 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?

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breakingthefragile
March 18th 2013


2956 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yah

BigSimo
March 24th 2013


161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

underrated and unknown as FUCK

BigSimo
March 24th 2013


161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | 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


8229 Comments


I am loving this

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Azn.
April 27th 2013


5609 Comments


mainstream pop literally is bad

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
June 5th 2013


15035 Comments

Album Rating: 2.8

damn i gotta listen again but this seemed hella boring

Adabelle
September 14th 2013


4257 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Last Dance is amazing

Cygnatti
December 20th 2013


21352 Comments


Should def listen to this.

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