“A creative masterpiece” (Blues & Soul) evocative of the great albums of the 70s – profound, passionate and raw. Each song an instant classic, delivered with depth, pathos, humour and honesty. Ultimately, the songs are about the darker side of love and how we express ourselves in it, and how we choose to evolve because of it.
“Most of the songs on Masochists & Martyrs were birthed from streams of consciousness, others evolved and took on new meaning. As soon as I performed them live, they began to talk and walk, sometimes escaping me. Music has that symbiotic pull on the soul, it can liberate you or break you down.”
Released in Italy to great acclaim in 2004, on EMI Records. Produced by Zee Gachette and Vezio Bacci. “You could imagine this album as the follow-up to the famous Strange Fruit” – Tutto
This album is a lush, cinematic soundscape. The first single Lost Highway is a modern blues classic inspired by Director David Lynch, about two outsiders rebelling against social conforms. Other tracks include the bossa-funk fuelled Driven championed by BBC Radio 1 DJ Giles Petersen. The flamenco blues explosion of Rosemarys Last Kiss. Summer Rain saunters in with its dark acoustic that builds into a hypnotic ending ignited by a 24 piece string section. And then there’s Slow Dancin which became a number one hit in Italy in it’s remixed format “Slow Dancin’ Dans La Maison” by Gabin.
Zee’s first self-released solo album ~ most tracks were recorded in her bedroom studio on a old Tascam 4-Track tape recorder with Zee playing all of the instruments, guitar, bass, percussion…Some tracks were co-produced with Dutch artist Ambush & UK hip hop producer DJ Solo. The result was an organic mix of sample loops and live instruments used to create a Bluroots sound.
“After being in loud cathartic bands I wanted to strip back, I needed some inner peace, I needed my roots, I wanted to feel like i was back in Trinidad soaking up that sweet Caribbean sound, I left the heavy rock behind but the blues dub triphop vibe stayed with me, it was the blueprint for my future electro adventures with SlowTrainSoul .”