Junk Jewelry.A soulful EP combining talents from both ends of the musical spectrum creating a perfect sound that’s smooth and timeless.
I think the test of a good musician is to be able to play whatever genre and play it good. This is the case of Andrew “Slim” Black whom I featured on my other publication about Celtic music because his album Gallows Tree Tales is really definitive of folk rock and traditional music. Then came this collaboration with Reese Robinson which is a pleasant surprise. She has a strong soulful voice with a great looks to match. She is definitely a diva and hearing the two talents of different musical backgrounds collaborate and make an amazing musical connection is very rare these days. It is rare because there are listeners and labels that expect to hold you down to whatever genre or market you are tied to.
According to Slim “ I’ve been playing soul and jazz with Reese for a few years – she’s amazing. and we finally recorded some stuff! she’s a superstar.” Indeed she is. The songs go down easy like fine wine.
For now we have two tracks, Junk Jewelry and Moody. The second one is very pretty and sophisticated that is also timeless. It is a kind of song that doesn’t grow old but rather grows on you after several listens.
CD with full EP artwork (Front cover photography by Nathan Bartlett for UK Effect Media / Back cover photography by Deanies Photography / Album artwork by Andrew Black). Released 19 November 2012. Lead and background vocals by Reese Robinson / Acoustic guitar, bass and programming by Slim / Lyrics by Reese Robinson / Music by Reese Robinson and Slim / Produced by Reese Robinson and Slim / Mixed and mastered by Slim at www.myspace.com/studioslim