Si-Sé

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Barnes & Noble - Abraham Velez
Led by alluring singer Carol C., this Brooklyn-bred outfit blends styles better than a Cuisinart chops veggies. On their debut album, Si-Sé flaunt both their DJ techniques and full-band live instrumentation atop a sumptuous urban backdrop woven of electronic atmospherics, drum-'n'-bass beats, pan-Latin rhythms, and soulful vocals. Carol C.'s delivery is silken and street-slick, yet positively earthy. And never mind her English-Spanish bilingualism -- her way of flowing back and forth is natural enough to make lingual distinctions wonderfully irrelevant. Oran "Juice" Jones's old-school romantic requiem "The Rain" gets a tasty, quiet-fire remake, as Carol C. slowly ...
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Barnes & Noble - Abraham Velez
Led by alluring singer Carol C., this Brooklyn-bred outfit blends styles better than a Cuisinart chops veggies. On their debut album, Si-Sé flaunt both their DJ techniques and full-band live instrumentation atop a sumptuous urban backdrop woven of electronic atmospherics, drum-'n'-bass beats, pan-Latin rhythms, and soulful vocals. Carol C.'s delivery is silken and street-slick, yet positively earthy. And never mind her English-Spanish bilingualism -- her way of flowing back and forth is natural enough to make lingual distinctions wonderfully irrelevant. Oran "Juice" Jones's old-school romantic requiem "The Rain" gets a tasty, quiet-fire remake, as Carol C. slowly builds her luscious lament over spacious Fender Rhodes piano and dancehall-type beats that burgeon with sexuality, threatening to burst at any moment. Echoing guitar, viola, and bass give the pleading "I Want You To..." a psychedelic lift, while "Biscocho Amargo" sounds like Digable Planets wandering into a rural Venezuelan village. Delectable from start to finish, Si-Sé is easily one of the most organic vocals-and-beats offerings to emerge at the onset of the 21st century.
CMJ New Music Report
Si-Sé elegantly combines downtown rhythms and underground grooves with Spanish Harlem's magical realism.
Billboard
The perfect summer soundtrack . . . will surely please those who admire such artists as Sade, Bebel Gilberto, Everything But the Girl, Natacha Atlas, Soulstice and The Angel.
Paper
What a hot, wet American record . . . straddles the line between merely romantic and overtly sexual, understated Latin rhythms and subtle percussion simmering beneath production values so lush you want to pull the violas out of the air and stroke them.
Urban Latino
Sade, Prince and Lauryn Hill fans listen up: Si-Sé is about to set it off.

The perfect summer soundtrack . . . will surely please those who admire such artists as Sade, Bebel Gilberto, Everything But the Girl, Natacha Atlas, Soulstice and The Angel.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Luaka Bop
  • UPC: 680899004626
  • Catalog Number: 90046
  • Sales rank: 248,066

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Slip Away (4:15)
  2. 2 Rain (4:37)
  3. 3 My Sol (3:19)
  4. 4 Biscocho Amargo (4:20)
  5. 5 Steppin' Out (3:23)
  6. 6 Burbuja (3:43)
  7. 7 Aire (6:14)
  8. 8 Beyond Outside (4:48)
  9. 9 Dolemite (5:36)
  10. 10 Cuando (4:31)
  11. 11 Sonrisa (4:41)
  12. 12 I Want You To... (6:03)
  13. 13 Outro (0:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Si-Sé Primary Artist
Mike Mangini Guitar
Gordon "Nappy G" Clay Percussion
Betsy Sise Track Performer
Carol C. Vocals, Group Member
Olivia Martinez Group Member
MorgRock Group Member
Jeffrey Batista Guitar
Cliff "U.F.LOW" Cristofaro Keyboards, Group Member
DJ Nickodemus scratching
Zeb Guitar
Ryan Farley Drums, Group Member
Jeannie Oliver Bass, Viola, Group Member
Michael Tuosto Guitar
Technical Credits
David Byrne Executive Producer
Yale Evelev Executive Producer
Mike Mangini Producer, Engineer
John Fig Engineer
Kimou Meyer Illustrations
Hector Batista Producer, General Coordination
Cliff "U.F.LOW" Cristofaro Arranger, Programming, Producer
Michael Tuosto Producer, Engineer
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