Quintessence - Talk Less
a small independent label based in London called Dorado? Well, if you
were into the jazzier side of soul and some more eclectic genres, then
you might remember this group from those days. Now back via their
native Finland this mixture of Nu soul, jazz, funk and Scandinavian
cool is at the cutting edge of organic beats with feeling. Featuring
the soulful vocals of Emma Salokoski who rises above the crowd on the
stand-out track ' Ballad in 6/8' the musicianship throughout is
For a long
time Europe has dominated the scene when it comes to a fresh slant on
soulful music played with a live sound. The London scene of the 90's
has largely been replaced by the Scandinavian scene of the millenium.
Whether your tastes run to Jill Scott, Prince or indeed
Antonio Carlos Jobim this album will satisfy all palates. Class and
cool together. It's the real deal.