TUNE Pauline Taylor - Rain
Ramrock Red Records are proud to present acclaimed singer/songwriter, Pauline Taylor and her hauntingly powerful four track ‘Siren’ EP. Showcasing her soaring, stripped back, grassroots, earthy vocals, the EP is reminiscent of a long lost Alan Lomax recording with rhythmic arrangements which only serve to highlight Pauline’s unshakeable, pitch perfect harmonies. This is a truly remarkable release that will shake you to your core with its honesty, purity and authenticity – Ms. Taylor is at the very top of her game.
Pauline Taylor is a British female recording artist, who came to recognition as the lead vocalist on the singles ‘Love Love Love, Here I Come’ by Rollo Goes Mystic, and ‘Let this be a Prayer’ by Rollo Goes Spiritual. Both groups are pseudonyms for producer Rollo Armstrong, a member of the band, Faithless.
Pauline Taylor was one of the primary lead female vocalists for Faithless as well as performing guest vocals on both of Dido's albums and her song writing skills have been requested by artists including Melanie Chisholm, Paolo Nutini and One Eskimo.
Gospel aficionado, Greg Belson explains:
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