Pauline Taylor - SIREN EP - Ramrock Red Records
19th November 2019
Now then….Jo Wallace’s Ramrock Records has been bubblin’ away, releasing a melee of soul inspired recordings, touching on r&b and most definitely healthily nodding towards the Gospel spectrum. Their latest offering is a 4 track EP of pure, stripped down fire and brimstone, bringing the very essence of Gospel to the table.
Pauline Taylor ‘Siren EP’ (Ramrock Red)
It's a 4 track EP focusing on the instrument that often makes Gospel the pinnacle of performance in a soulful environment…the voice! And man, does it shine so brightly here. As refreshing a new recording as the Como Mama’s or the Harlem Gospel Travelers, this is an essential addition to any Gospel collector’s artillery. Personal highlights are ‘Fire’ quickly followed by ‘Doom’, both avoiding the temptation to over embellish the arrangement, allowing spatial awareness to add to the mystique of each song. This is music with a message, performed beautifully….if this style is fresh to your ears, let it sink in and follow its influences. If you’re a wise sage to the Gospel collecting community, channel your inner Hubbards Heavyweight Gospel Singers married with shades of the Voices of Christ for the reference. This is sublime…..in my humble opinion, make this your next essential purchase.
- Greg Belson (Nov 2019)
Purchase and check the audio here; https://ramrock.bandcamp.com/album/rrr008-pauline-taylor-siren-ep