The chemistry between vocalist Marsha Ambrosius (the Songstress) and spoken-word artist Natalie Stewart (the Floacist) lay at the heart Floetry's head-turning 2002 debut, Floetic, and it continues to ignite sparks on the pair's sophomore follow-up, Flo'Ology. Aided by the in-studio touch of such producers as Scott Torch and Raphael Saadiq, the British duo weave a thread of sensuality throughout these 11 songs, which are set in unobtrusive string arrangements and dreamy guitar strokings that recall classic '70s Gamble & Huff sides. Balancing out Ambrosius' sweet and full singing on slow jams like the emotive "Feelings" and the yearning, dancehall-tweaked "I Want U" is Stewart's seductive, Cockney-flavored purr. Nowhere is this more effective than on the self-explanatory "Lay Down," a song that moves from the Songstress' innocent asides to the Floacist's more pointed, room-by-room invitation. And while much of this album is tailor made to serve as a soundtrack for l'amour, the duo scratch their hip-hop itch on the opening cut, "Blessed 2 Have," which finds them trading rhymes over a Supertramp sample, and on "SupaStar," which brings Common aboard for a head-bobbing collaboration. And while the vocals are occasionally interchangeable, Flo'Ology is yet another testament to the distinct flavor that Floetry brings to the neo-soul banquet.
Performance CreditsFloetry Primary Artist
Davis A. Barnett Strings
Larry Gold Strings
Peter Nocella Strings
Raphael Saadiq Bass,Guitar
Olga Konopelsky Strings
Emma Kummrow Strings
Charlene Kwas Strings
Igor Szwec Strings
Kelvin Wooten Keyboards
Eric D. Jackson Guitar
Jeff Bradshaw Trombone
Jennie Lorenzo Strings
Robert Ozuna Percussion,Drums
Stephen Groat Strings
Technical CreditsLarry Gold String Arrangements
J. Peter Robinson Art Direction
Philip White Composer
Raphael Saadiq Composer,Producer
Kelvin Wooten Composer,Producer
Matthew Lawrence Producer
Keith Pelzer Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jim Bottari Engineer
Marsha Ambrosius Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Darren "Limitless" Henson Composer,Producer,Engineer
Natalie Stewart Composer,Executive Producer
Kam Houff Engineer
Robert Ozuna Composer
Jared Gosselin Composer
Lonnie Lynn Composer
Alex Ortiz Engineer
John McLincheley Engineer
John McLinchley Engineer
Scott Storch Composer,Producer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
If you want to really CHILL? Do yourself a favor get your favorite incents, a nice glass of wine, a good meal, your favorite person and play this album from start to finish. The wonderful thing about these women is that while you are being musically entertained (almost orgasmically) you are being educated on some deep life lessons. Track 1 is on that Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer (spiritual gurus)mode.
Damn this is sooooo hot. I have the first cd and was waiting for the next impatiently. I had no idea they would funk it out like they did, they have outdone themselves with this cd. I love every song and I can't stop playing it. If you're looking for something that has a sweet sultry flow pick this up!!!
I haven't even bought the CD yet (it hasn't come out yet) but I've heard the whole album online and IT'S HOT!!! I really can't wait for it, it's been a long time coming and I'm soooo satisfied about the album (from listening to it) that I'm not mad anymore about the wait. Big UPs to these Sisters.
Very good CD, but different than the first. Its more confident, and probably a little more feminine than Floetic. My main complaint is Flo'ology is too short. Some would call it more focused, I would call it less experimental. Good album, but a step back.