Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Let No One Live Rent Free in Your Head
Genre: Dance & Electronic
Certainly not an easy listen...But still a fantastic album
fetish_2000 | U.K. | 10/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A very unusual album to ascertain, because the subject matter is so eclectic that reasonable labelling can't be easily assessed. Female vocalist "Nicolette", can only truly be described as an `Urban Björk', in that her vocal talents are eccentric & non-conformist, and stretches for high note chords, through to softly ushered musings, and with a quite frankly astonishing sound production, that outright refuses to be anything approaching conventional, and forcing the listener to put significant concentration & aural investment into each (& every) track, that isn't something, that makes for `Radio Friendly' music...Yet in spite of all this, its somewhat chock-o-block full of innovative creation & ideas, that it positively busting at the seams with ideas. (So much so that one of her best tracks "No Government", has been remixed by artists such as "Plaid"), and the producers are confident enough in her singing ability to have her tackle `Intelligent Drum `n' Bass'...'Industrial'....'Trip-Hop'....'Eclectic Electronica' all so masterfully handled that its incredibly hard to imagine any other female vocalist being able to hand such a diversity without dropping the ball on one of the aforementioned genres, and as well as being sometime incredibly refreshing & Challenging to listen to, this is also undoubtedly one of the best Cd's I've had to had to pleasure to listen to so far this year."
Best lyricist, beautiful vocalist, original
fetish_2000 | 08/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is very rare music. She is a great lyricist, with incredibly irony or something beyond irony. You listen again and again and THEN you see she is coming from a completely oblique angle, not what you thought but something simpler and more interesting. That informs her voice which is like a waking dream, a voice in yr head and yr heart."
The best !
Senne Soli | 08/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got to know Nicolette tanx to Massive Attack's "Three" and "Sly". This album is really great. It has so many different styles in it. Nicolette is a little bit like the black Björk, and in a sense, it's true. Most of the tracks on the album R balancing between dance and pop ( "We Never Know", "Song For Europe",... ), and sometimes she goes into trip hop ( "Beautiful Day", "Your Are Heaven Sent",... ). At other tracks, like "Don't Be Afraid" and "Don't Be Ashamed ( Don't Be Afraid Part II )", she's just experimenting with electronic music. At other points ( "No Government ( As A Way Of Life ) ( Plaid Remix ) ), she dives into techno. The original version of this track is also really great and danceable. At "Nervous" and "Nightmare" she reminded me of Björk's "Pluto" ( from "Homogenic" ) - she just plunges into a mixture of techno and noise. On "Where Have All The Flowers Gone ?" and "Judgement Day" she reminded me of "Weather Storm" and "Heat Miser" ( Massive Attack, "Protection" ) - a beautiful soft and soothing piano flows through these tracks. But more important ( for me ) is the big feeling of this disk. Some people may find her a little bit artsy fartsy, but I don't think so ; she's really honest, and wise. You can almost hear that she has seen and experienced a lot. She's talking about respect and respecting each other, and dares to question herself ( "Judgement Day" ). She's also not walking away from adressing the problems in this society ( "Song For Europe" ) - more important, instead of bitching down on everyone, she's trying to help by explaining her point of view and thoughts and feelings regarding the subject in a polite way. Just buy it, she's great. Only too bad only a few people know about her. She should release more material."