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Mint

by Rachel Loshak

Creative pop hybrid with soaring and delicate vocals, twisting, popping guitars and darker mellow vibe.
Genre: Pop: Delicate
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1. Rain
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2. Never Look Back
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3. The Dreamer
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4. Single Rose
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5. Latin Rock III
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6. No Words
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7. Sweet As Sin
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8. When The Moon And The Sun
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9. Four-Leaved Clover
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10. All Day Long
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11. I Know I Could
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
What makes Singer/Bassist, Rachel Loshak’s music and sound so special is her sophisticated, orchestral approach to traditional pop music. Imagine a string quartet stripped of its native instruments and handed electric guitars and amplifiers. Melodic bass figures move like a boogied cello weaving with her pure and bell-toned voice, all forming an accessible foundation to the wide-eyed wonderment of her lyrics, which Loshak paints in broad strokes with a graceful sadness.

Among the haunting, darker numbers from her release Mint (2003), it’s the sparse, shadowy piano figures of “Single Rose” or the depth of the chamber sounds of “The Dreamer” that make the perfect pop lilt of “Rain” and “Sweet as Sin” stand out in their tasteful sublimity. She also induces a near-tribal rouse on the dub-tinged “Never Look Back”.

Her new album “Peach Pony” follows her songwriting to its next level, and brings the production, as she works with Jason Crigler and Morgan Taylor, along with it.

Supporting her both onstage and on record are guitarist Jason Crigler (Erin McKeown, Linda Thompson, Marshall Crenshaw), guitarist Morgan Taylor and drummer Dan Rieser (Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, Marcy Playground), singer Caitlin Canty, and french horn player Robby Jost.

Rachel moved to New York City in the late Nineties from Suffolk, England and honed her songwriting craft with her unique ‘bass and voice’ style. She now lives in New York permanently, using it as a base for her touring and recording.

Rachel has created three full-length LP’s (Firefly in 2001, Mint in 2003 and Peach Pony in 2005). The latest LP features a duet with Norah Jones. Peach Pony has been released in several international territories to critical acclaim. Performing with Ms. Jones at the Grammy Awards in 2005, Rachel is also featured alongside her (and with Jesse Harris) on the Best of the Living Room compilation released in 2002. Recently Rachel has worked with Moby, recording vocals for a future release as well as performing at a Tsunami benefit concert in 2005.

Rachel is about to start working on a new record, in collaboration with Hoboken based label, Infidel Records, for 2007 release.

As a touring artist, Rachel appears regularly in New, York, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago and has successfully toured Ireland, the UK, France, Germany, Scandinavia and South Korea.

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Robert Warren

Wow, tasty Mint!
Like the herb for which it is named, Rachel Loshak's MINT is both potent and delicate, with elastic melodies that stretch effortlessly to the heavens then swoop back down, while a palpable undercurrent - of which her nimble bass playing is key - keeps things earthy and deep. With ace producion help from multi-instrumentalist Morgan Taylor and a stellar cast of musos, this 11 song collection weaves an entire world of it own. Although there are unexpected turns along the way into exotic modalities and noise, tough rock, and timeless minor-key waltzes, the return is always back to pure pop. Among other things, Loshak's songs tell of love, hope, eternity, wonder, and sin in a voice that is possesed of uncommon grace and power - instantly identifiable and able to draw the listener in even when literal meanings are not instantly grasped. MINT invites repeated listenings, depending on how much chill-bump-inducing beauty you want over the course of your day. I love this CD.
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Rachel

Magic...
Magical voice, great songs! love this album.
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Collected Sounds

Lovely
Loshak's music is pop, but I almost hate to say that because I don't want you to think "Britney", it's not like that at all…at all. This is real pop, intelligent pop. Make you happy pop. The way it was intended.

Loshak is a bass player so I assumed that I'd be hearing bass-heavy songs but that's not the case here. The instruments are all balanced nicely as are the vocals.

I like "No Words" which is a beautiful ballad, and the opening track "Rain" it sets the stage for a lovely recording.

I only wish I could travel to Denmark to see Rachel Loshak live.
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Katrina

Rachel rocks!
oh come on!she doesn't sound Britney at all, not even pop, well i just think that Rachel Loshack and her album is amazing and I believe that this artist knows the true essence about what true music is! it's great , it helps people unwind in the most relaxing manner, removes your stress and the lyrics of her songs are absolutely great!
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Amy Emerman

truly unique sound
Rachel Loshak has a mellow, gorgeus voice and is a wonderful composer and arranger of music. She has heavenly vocals and it's great to see a talented female bass player doing her thing. She has a truly unique sound which more people ought to check out. Pure, honest, genuine, evocative, mesmerizing and heartfelt. This CD is top-notch in every regard, with flawless production and an array of beautiful songs...
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J Koziara

very pleased
Where have you been hiding? So glad I found you. I love your voice and every one of the songs........way to go
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Tina Shafer

Elegant, etherial and just plain wonderful music
Rachel has an unusually pure voice that just can take your breath away, It seems so effortless. That coupled with her lyrics and bass make for an unusual combination of textures. I have known this artists for a few years and it is always a pleasure to hear her.
Tina Shafer-writer and director of THE NEW YORK Songwriter's Circle
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David Branscombe

Superb album, briliant voice.
This is superb. The voice is cool, the songs sublime.
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