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Sola Rosa - Magnetics Album Review

14 Oct 2014 // A review by Andrew Smit

Andrew Spraggon and the Sola Rosa team have compiled a fabulous soulful collection of tracks full of groove and sensuous singing from a superb array of “featured” vocalists. There are no less than 9 listed singers, with only Kevin Mark Trail listed as the album/bands vocalist.

The album has a collaborative feel but stays surprisingly stable and balanced. Any track would slot nicely into the hippest DJ’s hit list. Warm upbeat tunes, soulful hip hop and funk, each track has its own feel and character, full of rich voices that serenade us with emotion and passion, like in Right on Time, Too Long In The Sun and the funky Get Your Move Gone. My favourite is Can We Get it Together with cool funky guitar, a stomping beat, and an infectious chorus chant.

Overall the album grooves and chills, full of feeling and varied moods like in To The Ocean which yearns and sways with a dreamy vocal craving, and the softer Young the Giant which has a cool folk and blues feel. The cool grooves and steady rhythms throughout the album are the platform to showcase the varied vocalists, I can see people dancing to Can We Get it Together, Never Too Far and Get Your Move Gone, but mostly the album has a cool groove sound, very much a clap and sing along collection to enjoy.

Magnetics has a charming attraction and with repeated listening’s you hear more of the heart and soul of each track and feel boosted by its warmth and personality, so give it a spin and experience the allure of Magnetics.

Magnetics
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About Sola Rosa

Sola Rosa is one of Kiwi music’s most evolutionary and enduring acts.

With seven full-length albums, four EP's, a handful of hits, countless collaborations and numerous world tours, it’s been a 20-year labour of love for the man behind the music, Andrew Spraggon.

And although it’s punctuated with twists and turns in the form of constant change and innovation, one thing has remained the same – Spraggon’s steadfast commitment to making great albums that seamlessly blend a myriad of genres, from hip-hop and jazz, to neo-soul, latin and funk.

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Releases

Chasing The Sun
Year: 2020
Type: Album
In Spaces
Year: 2018
Type: EP
Magnetics
Year: 2014
Type: Album
Solarized (Refreshed)
Year: 2013
Type: Album
Low And Behold, High And Beyond
Year: 2012
Type: Album
Get It Together - The Remixes
Year: 2010
Type: Album
Get It Together
Year: 2009
Type: Album
Moves On
Year: 2005
Type: Album
Haunted Out Takes
Year: 2003
Type: Album
The Ready Now EP
Year: 2003
Type: EP
Solarized
Year: 2001
Type: Album
Entrance To Skyway
Year: 2001
Type: EP

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