The Floacist: Floetic Soul [Digipak]

Audio Samples

>Breathe
>Keep It Going
>Need You
>Forever - (featuring Musiq (Soulchild))
>You
>Come Over
>What R U Looking 4?
>What U Gonna Do?
>Go Get It
>Overtime
>Let Me
>Stand, The
>Alright Then

Track List

>Breathe
>Keep It Going
>Need You
>Forever - (featuring Musiq (Soulchild))
>You
>Come Over
>What R U Looking 4?
>What U Gonna Do?
>Go Get It
>Overtime
>Let Me
>Stand, The
>Alright Then

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Recording information: CDS Studios, Wallingford, CT; FREE SUM Music Studios; Platinum Sound Studios, CA.Photographer: Phylicia Ghee.Ex-Floetry poet Natalie Stewart's first solo album, released after her creative partnership with Marsha Ambrosius sailed away on a floe, carries on in the tradition of her past work. For Floetry fans who wanted Stewart, the Floacist, to be given more time in the spotlight, Floetic Soul should be worth the wait. Stewart's breathy, labyrinthine spoken word verses here -- heavy on romantic matters while allowing plenty of time for introspection and casually uplifting material -- stretch out in a low-key but stimulating way. The woman can hold her own. That said, the three cuts featuring guest vocalists -- "Keep It Going" (Raheem DeVaughn), "Forever" (Musiq Soulchild), and the particularly excellent silken quiet storm of "Come Over" (Lalah Hathaway) -- just happen to be the brightest spots.

Album Reviews:

Billboard (p.26) - "[T]he album's overall zen takes hold on the opening track as the Floacist's hypnotic flow subtly admonishes listeners to 'Breathe'..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The uplifting opener, 'Breathe,' where Stewart's mesmeric rhyming couplets are counterpointed by dreamy vocals, is as good as anything Floetry concocted."

Album Notes

Recording information: CDS Studios, Wallingford, CT; FREE SUM Music Studios; Platinum Sound Studios, CA.

Photographer: Phylicia Ghee.

Ex-Floetry poet Natalie Stewart's first solo album, released after her creative partnership with Marsha Ambrosius sailed away on a floe, carries on in the tradition of her past work. For Floetry fans who wanted Stewart, the Floacist, to be given more time in the spotlight, Floetic Soul should be worth the wait. Stewart's breathy, labyrinthine spoken word verses here -- heavy on romantic matters while allowing plenty of time for introspection and casually uplifting material -- stretch out in a low-key but stimulating way. The woman can hold her own. That said, the three cuts featuring guest vocalists -- "Keep It Going" (Raheem DeVaughn), "Forever" (Musiq Soulchild), and the particularly excellent silken quiet storm of "Come Over" (Lalah Hathaway) -- just happen to be the brightest spots. ~ Andy Kellman



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