Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Netherlands-born singer Amber's (a.k.a. Marie-Claire Cremers) self-titled album finds an open seat in the school of dance-pop classics. Produced by the Berman Brothers responsible for the overly formulaic Real McCoy album ... more »
Netherlands-born singer Amber's (a.k.a. Marie-Claire Cremers) self-titled album finds an open seat in the school of dance-pop classics. Produced by the Berman Brothers responsible for the overly formulaic Real McCoy album Another Night, this CD reveals the brothers' more inventive potential. The tracks on Amber build out of a classic disco framework, adding currents of trance ("Sexual [Li Da Di]") or techno punctuations ("Don't Wanna Stop"). Occasional acoustic-guitar licks add an organic element to "Above the Clouds" and the dance-mix cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind." Amber digs deep to evoke the R&B soul that flavors her vocals, at her funkiest, emulating Taylor Dayne. She sings of love, peace, and unity with a ring-around-the-roses lyrical simplicity, but hey, this is dance music, not Dylan. Casual fans of Erasure, the Pet Shop Boys, Crystal Waters, or Sunscreem will eat this up. --Beth Massa
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S. Quinto | Guatemala, Guatemala | 07/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't understand why someone will expect an pure essential dance album to have pretty deep lyrics. That's not a parameter of judgement for an album like "AMBER" that truthfully achieves what it offers, a party stomper muzik with lyrcis related mostly to loved and everything surrounding the matter. The highlights in this album are evidence of not average production cos S.....LI DA DI it's one of the most original and enchanting dancing track to come from years. ABOVE THE CLOUDS it's not as haunting, but it's uplifiting, IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND is a pretty mainstream POP DANCE track that is a superb collaboration by those days TOP CLUB DIVAS Ultra Nate, Jocelyn Enriquez and of course Miss Amber....VIRGINTY is a odd number but still works. After all this is an album that has good track, some fillers, but it's good enough to keep you tune and difficult to skip tracks, it's a great done CLUB album."