Sunday, May 24, 2009

KINNY/Idle Forest Of Chit Chat

Idle Forest of Chit Chat is the 2009 release from Bergen based Caitlin Simpson AKA Kinny. From Modern Jazz and Electronic Soul, Kinny's influences span many genres yet she prefers to strip down the arrangements and let her classically trained voice do the talking. Though Amy Winehouse may have the headlines, Kinny has the class. Check out 'Forgetting To Remember' with it's double bass backing and you'll realize that you do not need big orchestration and production to sound great. Kinny's vocals soar and she interpret the songs with intelligent phrasing and difficult vocal chord changes that appear effortless in execution.

Caitlin ‘Kinny’ Simpson is half Jamaican and half Native Indian and was born in Canada. She is a classically trained Opera singer, but her love for Reggae and Jazz always came first and touring with a Reggae band resulted in her visiting Norway and deciding to live there.

Since then she has worked with Nostalgia 77, Hint, Diesler, Quantic as well as being asked to write lyrics and record for Massive Attack. From befriending and working with the musicians and producers around her, her songwriting and collaborations excel from the warmth and personality she puts into the music (along with a special talent) and she delivers some wonderful music.

Move your feet, soothe your soul... and don't forget to BUY this jewel!
Stephen SPAZ Schnee

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