With the first caress of track one, "I Adore You," I think she's singing to me. The way this lady forms her lyrics beckons ecstasy. Next I hear similarities and feel familiar with this lyricist. It is like Erykah Badu and then there is another quality of someone else. Now I research the press release, I discover, "Viola! This is the chick who did the voice track for one of my favorite TV spots (and I am not a fan of commercials generally), and Telepopmusik's "Breathe," Angela McCluskey!" I say to myself. The slight rasp in her voice really works well and helps the mood of this tune.
What an intro to whatta CD, I just can't stop the feeling, indeed it IS just like sex, and they named it right. "Sounds Like Sex 2" (I must have missed the first session, dammit!) is after midnight music by Paul and Price [redCola Records RCRSLS2]. From the beautiful model Poline on the CD cover inside and out, to the ten tracks themselves, this is music for guys and dolls and a midsummer dream at just the right hot and steamy time.
SLS 2's sentient sounds conjures images of a tryst between voluptuaries united in a comity of concupiscence at a day's gloaming, The two, if you imagine along with me, agog for one another, are drawn closer by the euphonions of McCluskey, Toddy, Paul, & Price against the blue-lit, wood-trimmed bar's din.
I asked Jonathan Paul and Damir Price how long they had been united as a musical entity, and they said, "Well, now that you ask, we're realizing that it will be 4 years next month since we've met. On a 'hot summer day in August,' just like this one (my girlfriend always makes fun of me for this one of our earlier bios mentions that a mutual friend introduced us on a 'hot summer day,' and she found that absolutely funny). There were several incarnations before we decided to go as Paul & Price, but obviously none of those names stuck. So even though as it might appear that the names is just starting to appear in musical circles, we've been doing this for quite a while now, learning a lot along the way.
"Little White Roses" (track two) with Toddy Ivy in the searchingly sensual lead vocal should be titled "Just Kiss Me" as that is how you'll remember it if and when it hits the airwaves and you want to request it. I am drawn into the speakers to smooch repeatedly; yes, yes, Yes! She is also featured on track three, "Darling," and at first I thought all three were of one voice, so I asked them why P & P chose two singers who sound so much alike? And can we expect more vocalizations from them on the SLS 3 - if a SLS 3 is in the offing and they said, "Certainly. Toddy has been a friend and collaborator for quite a while now, basically since we started working together. We've had a very cool working relationship with Angela and hope we can work on more stuff together in the future. It's interesting you find them sounding alike I don't think either of us looked at it like that before. Angela, to our ears, brings a sense of timelessness and elegance of the Billie Holiday caliber. Toddy, on the other hand, brings a vibe of quirkiness and mischief to her performance, which might be influenced by the fact that we know what a quirky, esoteric, and mischievous person she is in life.