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“California” – Natalie Gardiner (Ramjac) [ALBUM] November 20, 2007

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TITLE: California / ARTIST: Natalie Gardiner / LABEL: Ramjac / RELEASE DATE: 25th February / CAT NO: RAM009

California” is Natalie Gardiner’s second full length release, and the follow up to her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album. “California” continues Natalie’s exploration of the deeper side of soul, presenting a new set of songs that are heavily influenced by the great singer/songwriters of the 70s while at the same time breaking new ground in the electronic landscape that has always been her stomping ground. It’s a personal album of a sort that is rare to find today; an album filled with personal songs, intricate beats, and Natalie’s trademark vocal style.

Born in Uppsala, Sweden, Natalie’s passion for singing and song writing began at an early age. Raised on her Swedish mother’s large collection of jazz, soul and funk records Natalie soon started to sing in local jazz bands. In 1998 she moved to Stockholm, and after a few years of working with different bands and producers she eventually started to work with producer RMJC, who had just recently started the label Ramjac. In 2004 her critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album was released. The soul-drenched CD received much deserved attention with fans all around the world, and many high profile DJ’s such as Radio One’s Gilles Peterson, Benji B and Vikter Duplaix.

After the success of her debut album Natalie’s been a sought after name with many of Europe’s top producers and DJ’s on the nu-jazz and soul scene, leading to her excellent collaboration with ace Dutch producer Gerd and Finnish maestro DJ Slow.

In 2006, Natalie reunited with producer RMJC on two tracks on his album “Transfusions”. The result was at once the most electronic and yet organic sound the duo have produced yet, leaving fans of Natalie Gardiner’s the soothing voice wanting more. Work on what was to become her second album started in summer that year, and the result is a beautiful tapestry of layered vocals over intricately organic percussive backdrops. The album features the huge musical talents of Goran Kajfes, Per Ruskträsk Johansson, Thobias Gabrielson, Jeppe Körsbär, Måns Block and Christer Karlsson.

Sit back, relax, and bathe yourself in the smooth, sun drenched vocals of “California”.

“If the majors have, for once, got their fingers on the pulse then this lady should be picked up fast!”

Straight No Chaser

If you would like some more information or you want to preview or review this release and would like to receive a promo copy, please contact sophie@rocketsciencemedia.com or simon@rocketsciencemedia.com

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