Rhythm of the Voices

Rhythm of the Voices

by Samantha Siva
     
 
Samantha Siva showed a lot of creativity and a risk-taking spirit on her debut album, Rhythm of the Voices. Although the CD was recorded after she had moved from her native England to New York, she brings a distinctly British sensibility to her sleek, sometimes jazz-tinged R&B/pop on this generally impressive effort. If you found the '80s and '90s British

Overview

Samantha Siva showed a lot of creativity and a risk-taking spirit on her debut album, Rhythm of the Voices. Although the CD was recorded after she had moved from her native England to New York, she brings a distinctly British sensibility to her sleek, sometimes jazz-tinged R&B/pop on this generally impressive effort. If you found the '80s and '90s British neo-soul of Loose Ends, Sade and Soul II Soul to be a welcome alternative to the homogenized, formulaic leanings of so much American urban contemporary, you can also appreciate Siva. She's unpredictable, and the singer/composer takes chances on originals that range from the haunting "Whatever You Want," the sexy "Angel," and the evocative title song, to the hypnotic "Mr. Loverboy" and the dreamy, jazz-minded "Sound of Summertime." The adult contemporary ballad "Don't Say Goodbye" and the funky "Just Wait" (which Siva co-produced with Timmy Allen) are more conventional and less exciting than other songs on the album -- still, they aren't without heart. Rhythm of the Voices wasn't a huge seller, but it indicated that with the right exposure, Siva could make a major impact in the R&B world.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/1997
Label:
Genie Entertainment
UPC:
0609018431723
catalogNumber:
4317

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Samantha Siva   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Sampling
Timmy Allen   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Andy Ezrin   Piano
Andy Marvel   Guitar,Keyboards
Mario Grigorov   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Vibes,fender rhodes,Soloist
Larry Loftin   Background Vocals
Tamira C. Sanders   Background Vocals
Leo Colon   Synthesizer,Bass,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Roland Rand   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Sampling
Lori Vellez   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Timmy Allen   Programming,Producer,drum programming
Jerry Barnes   Programming,drum programming,Guitar Programming
Eric Butler   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Andy Marvel   Programming,Producer,drum programming
Mario Grigorov   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Samantha Siva   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer,Creative Assistance
Vince McClean   Engineer
Greg Griffith   Engineer
William Garrett   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Andrew Godsberg   Engineer
Chris Hastings   Engineer
Leo Colon   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Vocal Engineer
Dana Mars   Engineer
Roland Rand   Arranger,Producer,drum programming,Vocal Engineer
Jerry Volkerz   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Jochen Arndt   Cover Photo
Sean Smith   Art Direction

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