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Music Review: Debut from duo Rhye is smooth and warm

Music Review: Debut from duo Rhye is smooth and warm

Rhye, "Woman" (Innovate Leisure/Loma Vista)

March 7th, 2013 by MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer in News

The definition of Rhye: the electronic Sade.

Rhye, the new duo made up of musicians Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal, channel the veteran soul singer on their debut, "Woman." The album is full of smooth and soothing vocals on top of beats that are dreamy and dance-y. The 10-track set is electronic-flavored silky R&B and plays like a warm jazz session, as Milosh sings softly about love and life. He kind of sounds like a lady. And we love it.

Rhye's sound also echoes Quadron, another duo where Danish-based Hannibal works as producer and vocalist Coco O. is front and center.

It's hard to resist "Woman," especially songs like "Last Dance," which is both bold and jamming with lyrics like: "Tell me lies and lullabies, but don't tell me to change."

This here is a winner.

Online:

www.rhyemusic.com