Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal release their debut album as the featherlight soul act, Rhye.
Inspired by love and new beginnings, LA-based duo, Rhye, formed under the guise of creating art inspired by classic beauty and honest emotion.
Rhye fortuitously came together in late 2010 with the intention of collaborating on a remix but the obvious chemistry and mutual respect between artists metamorphosized into a completely new project. Recorded in Copenhagen and Los Angeles, their sound brings together elements of their modern cultural aesthetics mixed with an homage to classic sensibilities; lush strings and melodies intertwined with simple electronic production and soft and sultry vocals (some of which bring to mind the vocals of Sade) - a marriage between refined decadence and modern elegance.
"The lean production leaves little space between the listener and the songs, and they feel almost touchably close. And then of course there's Milosh's voice itself, a gorgeous and graceful countertenor that many listeners have mistaken for a woman's... He's a subtle performer, but also canny. The restraint that the pair shows in their arrangements also carries over to his singing, which rarely rises above the volume of a conversation. It's gentle, soothing, and easy to get lost in. That voice has drawn a number of comparisons to Sade, and the music behind it only underlines those similarities. Woman offers few sounds or ways of deploying them that wouldn't be familiar to an R&B fan in the 90s, especially if they were into the British wing of the genre that at the time was focused on making gently bumping, slightly jazzy bedroom music... Woman is bound to become fodder for a tasteful boudoir soundtrack, something to be slotted next to the xx, another band Rhye's been frequently compared to." - Miles Raymer, Pitchfork, Rated 8.5 - Best New Music
"...so uncomplicatedly sweet." - The Fader
"A hyper-confessional, intimate, fragile slower-burner." - Pretty Much Amazing
"The music is quietly fabulous." - The Guardian
"One of 2012's most exciting musical prospects." - Interview
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2. The Fall
3. Last Dance
5. Shed Some Blood
6. 3 Days
7. One Of Those Summer Days
8. Major Minor Love