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by Monica Schroeder

With songs that will remind you of what you lost and a voice that will remind you of what you want - you're gonna need this album tonight.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Prelude
1:12 $0.99
2. Poison
4:40 $0.99
3. Everyday
3:49 $0.99
4. Strong
4:04 $0.99
5. Tonight
3:51 $0.99
6. Orbit
4:54 $0.99
7. Warmth
3:55 $0.99
8. I'm Ready (to be loved by you)
4:05 $0.99
9. A Lullaby
3:21 $0.99
10. Fill it Up
4:45 $0.99
11. Bonus
3:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Clearly I was mistaken, seems like everything
is done - but that won't stop me thinking
about your hands and your mouth."
(taken from Poison)

Whether you're getting over heartbreak or looking for another one, this album will speak to you!


Orbit, follows Monica's first album (The Expectation of Home) and seeks to delve into the universal themes of love, loss and the beauty of a sad song.

Monica has shared the stage with Jane Siberry, the Cowboy Junkies and Kathleen Edwards, and has played at SXSW, Canadian Music Week & Prairie Music Week. She has been featured nationally in magazines like Billboard & Maclean's and been played on radio stations across North America, including the CBC, XM radio and on the National Public Radio show “All Things Considered”,

Moving from dynamic, full-bodied pop songs to haunting guitar/voice numbers, both of Monica's albums have been released on her own label, Night Sky Records. Her recordings seek to blend her acoustic performance style with an electronic edge, while maintaining those qualities that draw people to her music – a beautiful voice and the ability to communicate on an emotional level with her audience through her songs. Lyrically, Monica writes honest explorations of comfort and hope, while trying to convey the difficulty in believing that these things can be found.

"Featuring one of the most spellbinding voices to grace Canadian music ... This Manitoba singer/songwriter is Canada's finest undiscovered artist."
-- Larry LeBlanc, Billboard Magazine

"Monica has a beautiful voice - emotive, fluid and clear. This Manitoba-based pop musician could make the white pages sound like Yeats." -- Now Magazine

"Monica's amazing ... She first sang longing and Margo and I just looked at each other. We both realized she's real. I'm excited when you hear somebody outstanding like that.
"-- Michael Timmons (Cowboy Junkies)

Reviews for 'Orbit'...

“With a soaring voice atop smooth rock sounds, Schroeder shines throughout this vibrant collection of love songs. She tells honest tales of relationships gone sour and true love experiences. Orbit is a nice listen, and Schroeder shows the potential to become more successful because her sound is relatable and professional, while her songwriting stays true to heart.”

“Orbit, her sophomore CD, once again collects Schroeder's unique temperament for acoustic pop with an electronic edge, and showcases her delicate but gutsy vocal range that is equal parts fleeting and enforcing.”

“Monica Schroeder's Orbit is one of the best CDs I have had the pleasure to hear in a long time. Monica moves with grace and ease from a slow, sad ballad to a cheerful song in the likeness of a spiritual. She sings songs of love loss, sorrow and joy with the same understanding of the emotion. She is lacking in nothing!”

"The second release from Winnipeg chanteuse Monica Schroeder is rich with the lyrical poetry and clarion vocal restrains that won numerous accolades for her debut release 'the expectation of home'. Schroeder's ability to effortlessly liason between indelible pop songs like the powerful 'Everyday' to fragile acoustic numbers like 'Tonight" help poise her as one of the most important female voices on the prairies. Subversive to the nature of the stereotypical "girl with a guitar", Schroeder's equally whimsical and down-to-earth compositions capture a moment vividly."
'A' --- Uptown Magazine

"This could be a three word review, which would be: What a voice. Monica Schroeder's got one of those warm, rich voices that make you stop doing whatever you're doing and pay attention to the physical act of the voice wrapping around your ears. Orbit provides a pack of songs, written by Schroeder, that do a pretty good job of giving her voice an appropriate setting. Album showpiece "Poison" has a languid jazz vibe, with nervy, spacy guitars flitting around vocals which, depending on how you're feeling at the moment, are either an invitation to begin something, or to end it. Honestly, I can't think of anyone who enjoys contemporary Lilith rock who won't be completely and totally satisfied with Orbit. It's all there, vibe, song and voice. But especially voice. This is Schroeder's second album; I'm going back to buy the first real soon, just to get more of the singing. That's saying something"

Career highlights...
*In the fall of 2005, A Different Drum released a full-length remix album (“Move Me” - also available on cdbaby) around the world, with songs taken from each of Monica’s first 2 CDs and the song “Poison” hit #1 on the Trance and Dance charts!
*She has also contributed lyrics and vocals to a song by the electronic project Pristina (“Love”), for a CD to be distributed by Tooth & Nail Records in the fall of 2006. Monica also just came back from New Mexico where she was recording songs for a new album of original material, to be released on A Different Drum this fall.
*In February of 2004, Indie label, Universal Records licensed “The Expectation of Home” for release in the Philippines.
* Debut album was nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at the 2001 Canadian Independent Music Awards.
* 3 nominations for debut album, at the 2000 Prairie Music Awards: Outstanding Pop Recording, Producer of the Year and Outstanding Graphic Design.
* Songs from both of Monica's albums have appeared on the DVD releases Dawson's Creek, Joan of Arcadia and Party of 5. The song Peace also appeared on the lifetime show, Strong Medicine.



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Beautiful vocals combine with fluid, rich instrumentals
Every song is a sweet mix of Monica's gorgeous voice and lovely music. In particular, "Tonight" features flowing, gentle piano music behind Schroeder's velvety voice. Long, clear vocals mesh with blended, simple instrumentals for a beautiful result.

Bob Saunders

Great, like Sarah MaLachlan
If you like Sarah, you'll like Monica. The only dissappoint was that Poison (which was on her first CD) was on this one too. I like her enough that it didn't stop me from buying this CD too.

John Kapcar

Her angel voice is back on another great CD.
Canada should be very proud to have a singer like her.
I don't know why she is not on a major label.
I will be looking foward to her next CD.

Alan Wynne

Absolutely superb, an antidote to the plastic pap of today!
Monica proves that beauty comes from the heart and that her's is truly beautiful! Her songs convey emotion with such clarity you feel everything, absolutely superb!

Tina Fehr Kehler

Wonderful blend of meaningful lyrics, soothing, rich vocals and beautiful instru
This is a great cd, one I listen to over and over. Every time a different song sticks in my head, in a good way. Face it, most pop artist's lyrics are shallow and trite, Monica's ARE NOT. She pours her heart, her inner being, into her words and sings out the longing for intamacy we all desire. The cd is a good mix of upbeat and slower songs. It's got a great blend of vocals and instrumentation.

Heather Sheardown

Spiritually touching to the soul.
I love this CD - Monica's voice has such a soulful and spiritual sound to it that it soothes the weary soul and renews your strength to carry on! The songs on this CD touch each person who listens to them in a different way and differently each time you listen to them. You always hear what you need to hear or atleast that's the way they affect me. Keep up the great work, Mon!