Are You Ready Cat? by Angeline Morrison - Freestyle Records [FSRCD098] FLAC download included with physical items

Are You Ready Cat?

A 11 track world fusion album (36m 12s) — released March 18th 2013 on Freestyle Records

Already familiar to fans of Freestyle Records acts Frootful and Lack Of Afro after supplying her memorable voice to tracks by both, as well as working with masters of the mellow; The Ambassadors Of Sorrow, Angeline Morrison's ability to craft subtle, yet very catchy melodies infused with folk, bossa nova, R&B and jazz rhythms and textures ensures her music sounds fresh, engaging and highly original.

Now signed to Freestyle Records as a solo artist in her own right, the music that Angeline creates has an ethereal, other worldly quality, due in no small part to the wide ranging styles and influences that inform her highly individual, quirky, song writing and vocal abilities. Stir in elements of 60s torch song style, hypnotic, exotic and eclectic melodies, and you begin to understand the myriad of musical textures Angeline blends into a homogeneous soundscape.

Opening track, The Looking Dance, sets the mood, and places itself somewhere between the folky jazz of Ben Sidran and the jazzy folk of acts like Pentangle - a beautiful, memorable melody is augmented with brushed drums, flute and shimmering harp. In contrast, the title track, Are You Ready Cat?, is a toe tapping, 60s style pop-soul groover with swinging strings, sax and some indispensable glockenspiel!

The album, Are You Ready Cat?, spans the sounds of built up lush, exotic, hip bossa nova numbers that transport the listener to somewhere very south of the equator, akin to the sounds of Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto recordings of the early 60s, as well as ethereal folk-jazz sounds. It also contains touching and introspective elements that drip heartache and pathos, which illustrates the many moods and textures Angeline has mastery of.

The album also features Slowtime - a collaboration with Angeline's long-time musical partner Nick Radford aka Frootful - which begins with stunning strings which swell and ebb away before Nick's guitar picks out the subtle rhythm as Angeline's voice caresses and strokes the wonderful touching melody.

We can only suggest you take this opportunity to indulge yourself in the music of one of the most original and talented female songwriters working today.

Post lounge for ultraswingers! - Francesco Adinolfi Radio Rai 2 Italy

Stunningly classic album! - DJ Junior

Are You Ready Cat oozes style, class and cool! - DJ Philster

Jazzy, Loungey with a Filmic touch, a very classy album. - Ginger Tony Solar Radio

Lovely, timeless work from a sublimely talented voice. - Christopher Lawyer 88 1 KDHX FM

The 'album of the week' in our show! - Nina National Public Radio Germany

A class act right the way through - just brilliant! - Anthony Psaltis Jazz Rooms Australia

A purrfect blend of jazz, folk, R&B and bossa! - Sean Smith Tokyo Jazz Notes - Japan

So refreshing to hear something as original and well crafted as this just now! Congratulations! - Simon Hodge BBC 6MUSIC

A true modern exotica album! - Monte La Rue Jazz Deluxe Radio Show

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