Rhye's Robin Hannibal has a way with vocalists. As the mastermind behind not only Rhye but also Quadron, the Danish-born, Los Angeles – based Hannibal creates soundtracks for seduction. On Rhye's debut, Woman, the title is the focus of these compositions – that is, the complete disarming and disrobing of the same. Woman draws from any sounds that lend themselves to sensuality: soft R&B beats, swooning strings, sultry vocals. On “One of Those Summer Days,” Michael Milosh's sublime, androgynous voice is supported by a summery saxophone. In contrast, “Hunger” is more upbeat but keeps the seduction goal in mind. It's the sweeping strings of “Open” and the swooning grooves of “3 Days” that close the deal.
Sat., April 5, 9:30 p.m., 2014
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