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Lal - Warm Belly High Power
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Warm Belly High Power


Released: 31st October 2005 | 13 track album
The album was conceived by LAL members Rosina Kazi and Nick Murray as a musical journey through the changing seasons. From the album opener through to the final track, Warm Belly, High Power sees LAL find a fuller and more ambient live sound thanks to musicians Rakesh Tewari, Nilan Pereira, Santosh Naidu and Ian De Souza. LAL first came on the scene in 1998 with the inclusion of their 'Last Stop' on the Metropass EP (PTR1201). By 2000, LAL had released their first full-length CD in Canada, the gritty, critically-acclaimed Corners. Establishing the duo as favourites of the Toronto urban and downtempo scene, LAL has continued to grow and evolve: with a full live band and remixes by the likes of Nick Holder, Moonstarr, Abacus, and Nu Era. The music of LAL represents the cross-cultural Canadian experience, drawing from South Asian, West Indian, and Latin and African communities 'with a deep commitment to social justice.' According to lead singer Rosina, LAL is 'the new Canadian sound represented by first generation from immigrant experiences, heavily influenced by European and North American culture.' Moving on from the gritty hip hop groove of Corners into the realm of blissed-out next-generation soul of Warm Belly, High Power, LAL has a lot riding on their second full-length. To their growing fan base in Toronto and around the world, LAL says that their record is 'more focused, closer to the LAL sound: and it should provide greater rewards to those that open up their ears.''
"?sends Rosina Kazi's lush and nuanced vocals through a conceptual tour of southeast Asia across four seasons?Hot like slow summer nights."
Rob Geary, XLR8R
"...sees the twosome firing on all four funk cylinders as they attempt to take their good groove to a wider audience?it makes for a touching affair. 4/5"
"From Toronto, LAL?s downtempo beats are divided on this album into seasons: fall, winter, spring, summer. Sweet vocals and layered transglobal instrumentation add to the mystique."