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Step Into The Kitchen - "Sounding Lovely!" TDRCO-204

It's unusual to discover an album wherein all the tracks hold together so well that you find yourself under a kind of spell for its duration. "Sounding Lovely!" by Step Into The Kitchen kicks off with Mariya May's beautiful harmonic Oooh's and then drops the listener into a melodic groove that may have you dancing before making way for a dreamy horn blasting in from another dimension, reminding one of filmmaker/composer Mike Figgis. Trance-inducing, wildly spontaneous, and dusted with cosmic pixie dust, "Sounding Lovely!" is tribal and wild and Joyous and reverb-y - an enormous success in mood exhalation and world-creation. "Sounding Lovely!" provides Maximum engagement for the senses, and in the end you're like "No! Don't go away..." (Robert G. Nelson)

"Sounding Lovely!" by otherworldly Portland collective Step Into The Kitchen is a perception-altering adventure, not to be taken lightly. Groovy, head-nodding sonic harmonia is underpinned by a seamless mixture of dub, R&B, and psychedelic haze that drips off every track. "Sounding Lovely!" conjures a euphoric glow with its ethereal vocal layers and vibrant instrumentation. Elements of jazz, dub and funk are interwoven by multi-instrumentalist Mo Douglas and tenor saxophonist Peter QB - a fine ceviche of sound. Singer Mariya May serves up rhythmic vocal incantation and mellow flute lines to induce a dreamy nod to exotic locales just beyond recognition. (Bruchman/Burnam/Mineo)

Performed by:
Mariya May (vocals, flute)
Mo Douglas (guitars, bass, drums/percussion, keys, etc.)
Peter QB (tenor sax)

All songs written by Block & May (BMI)

Produced by Mo Douglas & Mariya May

Mixed by Mo Douglas

Stereophonic Mastering by Timothy Stollenwerk

Cover Art and Design by Ryan Massad