coming to my attention as a vocalist on the soulful
track 'Naughty Girl' by Denmark based production team Cool
Million, this debut set showcases a truly extraordinairy
talent. Indeed such is the nature of the talent on
display that you are actually wishing that the length
of the average track which is in the region of just
over three minutes was far longer. Ms Riebau mixes
intelligent lyrical content borne out of experiences
that life throws at you with catchy and melodic
tunes.Themes of lost love, broken homes and delicate
father/daughter relationships are explored through a
mixture of styles that include neo-soul, jazz, blues
The opening track 'Up Up Up He Goes'
a gentle melodic and funky two stepper about keeping
the inner child that is in all of us alive showcases a
vocal style from Lene that is major league.
Comparisons with others are not fair because this
talent is above such banal musings. This is a lady
that has matured through learning her art the hard way
and it shows. By the time that you reach track three,
the catchy 'Elementary' that features some wholesome
sax playing by Jacob Dinesen you begin to realise that
this album is an absolute addition to the collection
of any music connoisseur
that appreciates quality in all areas.
Bringing up a family, living in a
country that is not automatically thought of as being
at the forefront of soulful jazz and neo-soul and yet
still being able to follow your dreams and goals is no
mean feat and Ms Riebau should be applauded for completing
a project of some worth. Stand up and take a bow Lene,
2008 is your year!