Review: E Da Boss (Myron & E/Pendletons) & Ishtar team up as 'Lucid Paradise' for their second release, produced by non other than Russia's finest, 'The Soul Surfers'. 'Tonight' is the accumulation of two Bay Area soul aficianados coming together to create a smooth & crisp, timeless yet modern cut. Written alongside UK's pioneering soul singer Gizelle Smith, 'Tonight' epitomises the talent of contemporary soul acts worldwide.
Review: The Symphonical label has absolutely no care for starting off slow and pacing themselves. This release by 9-piece Wisconsin outfit Upheaval is nothing short of a musical miracle. First of all, all of the members were behind jail bars when it was recorded, and hardly any of them had professional music training prior to its recording. In any case, 1979's "Come On With The Come On" is just about as funky, soulful and weird as you can get, and it will surely appeal to the more studious of diggers out there. On the flip, "TLC" is softer, more loving, but still contains that inherent grit that wraps these songs together. They were, after all, recorded with whatever was available in the pound.