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Leap Before You Look

by Sol-i

"Pure Jungle, breakbeat rhythms, and sparse clever melodies,"...but don't just take our word for it. Read what the critics have to say.
Genre: Electronic: Drum 'n Bass/Jungle
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1. Tingling SOL-I
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2. Young Eyed Being SOL-I
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3. We Are Listening SOL-I
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4. Papi Chulo SOL-I
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5. Better Call Joe SOL-I
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6. You Behind The Curtain SOL-I
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7. Lo Siento SOL-I
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8. Bagawaya SOL-I
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9. So You'll Remeber Me SOL-I
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10. Lie Still SOL-I
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11. I Can Taste It SOL-I
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12. There You Are SOL-I
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13. --blank-- SOL-I
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14. Rapido SOL-I
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15. Tingling Version SOL-I
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
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WINNER!!
• BEST ELECTRONICA ALBUM / Sol-i - Leap Before You Look
(JPF Independent Music Awards)

NOMINATED 3x's!!
• BEST ELECTRONICA SONG / Sol-i - Tingling, There You Are, Young Eyed Being
(JPF Independent Music Awards)
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(EPITONIC.com)
The staple 200 BPM percussion that pummels live audiences and rattles across coffee tables on Sol-i's debut disc Leap Before You Look is supplied by Spit Stix, ex-drummer for the L.A. punk band Fear. Spit also acts as Sol-i's producer and engineer.
Vocalist Tai's already liquid vocals are augmented with layers of vocoder and effects processors, while bassist Noah, guitarist Matt, keyboardist Enrique, and "dub master" Victor weave a consistently solid tapestry of jazzy, electronic, and dubbed out melodics and harmonics.
With funky roots and bass lines colliding with punk and bass drumming, the mystical tones of Tai's vocals tie the Sol-i sound into a hectic but poetic slab of organic hardcore.

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(exerpt from Time Out New York magazine)
... The bill is completed by the stylistic SOL-I. It includes Spit Stix, of the legendary L.A. punk band Fear, who now applies his hyperspeed drumming skills to live drum 'n ' bass rhythms behind a smooth quintet, whose female singer Tai's voice is heavily processed via vocoder and comparable effects.

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(exerpt from BREACH magazine)
...SOL-I is fresh, and they are truly a drum-n-bass phenomenon. Their music reflects more choppy Caribbean, African, and West Indian beats (surely influenced by Spit's time spent with the Black Pirate Posse); their music at times reflects the style, rhythm, power, and spontaneity of the toasters.
They have capitalized on Noah's ability to mesh reggae/ragga basslines with d-n-b mach madness, spliced it with Enriques technical expertise, ambient chops, and midrange exploration, Tai's periodic bursts of lyrical color, Hiro's power downstrokes and Spit's super-comic book hero skillz to create a music that is almost unreal. If you heard it, you'd think it was a DJ. If you saw the video, you'd think it was looped. If you watched it, you'd become skeptical. But oh. Let me assure you, I've watched it happen before my eyes and it is oh so real, oh so sick, ad oh so drum-n-bass.

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To hear more MP3s from Sol-i's award-winning album, visit them at:
www.sol-i.tv/docs05/mp3s.html

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Epitonic

An ethereal jungle combo from New York City
The staple 200 BPM percussion that pummels live audiences and rattles across coffee tables on Sol-I's debut disc Leap Before You Look is supplied by Spit Stix, ex-drummer for the L.A. punk band Fear. Stix also acts as Sol-I's producer and engineer.

With funky roots and bass lines colliding with punk and bass drumming, the mystical tones of Tai's vocals tie the Sol-I sound into a hectic but poetic slab of organic hardcore.

Jenner M

Excellent !
Excellent through and through. Nice combination of trance, electronica and mainly ambient! Good album you can listen to in its entirety.

Mika Lorense

I played it over and over
This CD is the freshest and most original jungle I've heard in a long time. Each song takes you on a journey you want to ride over and over again. My favorite is "I Can Taste It"

ED @ California

Drum and bass.. and the progression of it..
Damn, amazed @ the production aspect of the CD, a true addition to a junglist cd collection. There sure is direction in what we call drum and bass, especially when its done LIVE, like this. Nothing short of what I expected it to be, where are the vinyls?

Patricia Lee Stotter


music met light and time
and they danced

surprisingly

Ville Koskinen

Dream-like voyage into drums, bass, and vocals
Leap Before You look is a dream-like voyage into drum'n'bass fused with jungle, trip-hop, industrial, and SOL-I. SOL-I has managed to create an atmosphere, a soundscape that makes you feel like you're both in a terrible hurry and at peace. The music embraces the listener; it's a bit bear-like hug. The combination of dnb-esque music, massive as the ocean and as fluid, with the crisp, somewhat distorted vocals is an instant success (at least for me). I hope SOL-I has plans for more albums like this.

Nancy Wu

I loved it!!
I bought the SOL-I CD and when I got it I loved it! I listened to it 4 times in a row!! My kids have since taken it from me and have claimed it for themselves. This was my first internet purchase and I'm ready for more.

AHA!, Hispanic Arts News, No. 181

brainwashes the listener into moments of complete pleasure
SOL-I, (soul-eye). Sensual synths, breakbeat rhythms and clever melodies embody this high energy urban CD, Leap Before You Look.

Veteran punk drummer Spit Stix, and Nuyorican vocalist Tai, brainwash the listener into moments of complete pleasure. After you've heard one of their many anthems, you'll never forget the experience.

This New York City band kicks off its debut CD release with live performances in Berlin, Germany in September.

Check it!

Steve Umbra

This CD rocks!
I can't believe I haven't heard of SOL-I sooner. Where have they been? Real jungle with wicked beats. Excellent party music. It's on rotation at my lounge. I especially dig Young Eyed Being.