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by The Mot!ves Project

The future of Reggae. That is NYC style Reggae, Ska and Dub with well written songs and eclectic intensity.
Genre: Reggae: Reggae rock
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1. Between A Rock And A Hard Place
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2. I've Been Up And Down
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3. Cowboy
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4. Cat
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5. Too Far
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6. Bubblin' Pot
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7. Freeman
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8. Catch Them
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9. Silent Treatment
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10. So Much More
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11. Time My Love
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12. Love Of My Life
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13. Boy Next Door/Candy
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14. Deserve
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15. Someone Else's Life
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16. A Friend In Need
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17. Chicken
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18. Better Off Dead
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19. Cowboy (Papa Linley Remix)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
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THE FUTURE of REGGAE!
"This CD is the Sgt. Pepper of Reggae!" - Zane Campbell

This CD is jam-packed(over 72 minutes) with Reggae/Ska/Dub energy and action! Special guests include: Ronnie Butler (guitar on two songs), Pam Fleming (trumpet), Dan Levine (Trombone), Jim Clouse (sax), Bela Fleck (banjo and guitar on two songs), Tony Trischka (pedal steel on one song) and many others...

Biography and information about THE MOT!VES and
THE MOT!VES PROJECT

THE MOT!VES beginings can be traced back to jam
sessions that started in in 1998 at Louie Fleck's loft in
Tribeca, NYC. The weekly jams included Paul Vlachos on
guitar, Rich N Famous on keyboards and guitar, Laury
Webb on drums and keyboards, Pathen Urbaez on lead
guitar, Louie Fleck on bass, guitar and drums as well as a
host of others. The musicians experimented with rock and
reggae improvisation techniques, developed unusual
treatments of cover songs and started introducing original
material. A decision was made to formalize the unit into a
band, the mysterious name "TFA" was selected and
auditions were commenced for a lead vocalist. After
several lead vocalists came and went, Rebecca Bolluyt
from Iowa joined up and several local gigs followed. With
the addition of Brian "Milo" Lowe also on lead vocals, the
band settled on "THE MOT!VES" as their name. The
addition of David Kaufman on keyboards and Douglas
Guthrie on sax (both members of the cult 80's group: The
Nails), and Zack Glass on guitar and Phil "Dubwise"
Simon cemented the groups focus on creating original
NYC style Reggae, Ska and Dub. This is the lineup that
played extensively in NYC and was invited to headline the
1999 Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide conference held in
San Jose, CA. The band surprised Reggae audiences with
their unique fusion of Pop, Rock and Jazz influenced
Reggae, Ska and Dub. Rebecca's vocals have often been
described as cool and hypnotic. Milo has been able to
create a completely unique vocal sound that combines
precise Raggamuffin chatting/toasting with intense
emotional singing. While Louie Fleck wrote over 50% of
the material, all of the band members contributed to
songwriting.

A complete gig history of THE MOT!VES, BUBBLE and
THAT OTHER THING is available on the web site:
www.themotives.com.
There are web pages that contain photos of many shows
and two very interesting journals of the mini-tours.

In the beginning of 2001, it became clear that Rebecca
planned a move to Chicago and that Milo needed to move
to France in order to be with his new family. So, while the
band was no longer able to perform live, it occured to
Louie Fleck to record the lead vocalists before they left.
So begins the story of THE MOT!VES PROJECT. During
the rest of 2000, Louie developed and arranged the songs
using samples, synthesizers and traditional instruments in
his home studio. He composed and recorded background
vocals and horn arrangements, and additional guest
musicians folded into the mix song by song.

The CD: THE MOT!VES PROJECT - so much more, was
officially released on Louie Fleck's Benchwarrant Records
in June of 2001. The reviews have been positive and
enthusiastic, as many realize the unique and futuristic
qualities of the CD. Promo copies of the CD will be sent to
DJs and reviewers upon request.

"so much dub", a DUB version of "so much more" will be
released in the impending future.
An additional album of new Reggae songs is also being
deveoped now, set for release in 2002.

NYC-REGGAE COLLECTIVE is a new Reggae band that features
several members of THE MOT!VES
NYC-REGGAE COLLECTIVE is available for parties, special events and shows.

Feel free to contact us for licensing of songs, interviews,
bookings and questions of any nature:

Benchwarrant Records/Louie Fleck
355 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013
212-334-4688
motives@NYC-REGGAE.com

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The future of reggae. New York City style Reggae, Ska and Dub with well written songs and eclectic intensity. Feeling a little like hip hop at times, more like traditional reggae at others, this CD can stand up with the best and greatest reggae artists of all time, and open up to the listener a newer, more urban infused reggae. Minor electronic elements also make this CD a great listen.
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Pamela Rooney

Stepping around the standard definitions, and experimenting with all kinds of ge
Perhaps because its characteristics are so recognizable to even casual listeners, reggae often has the misfortune having its parts overlooked in favor of the sum of those parts: the generic ‘reggae’ term that broadly covers several genres that share similar rhythms and origins. Out of New York City, this group pulls several reggae genres together and stamps them with an urban feel. Electronic elements (drum machines, samples, and synths) run throughout the palette of the CD, leaving a bit of a ‘reggae trance’ feel in their wake on some of the tracks. However strictly or loosely they adhere to the path of pure reggae, this group is a great example of what is being done to bring the style into the new era.
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