Marshall, Steve & Wouter Kellerman / Where Is Home
Album: Where Is Home   Collection:World
Artist:Marshall, Steve & Wouter Kellerman   Added:Dec 2017
Label:Soe Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-01-15 Pull Date: 2018-03-19 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 4 Feb 25 Feb 18 Feb 11 Feb 4 Jan 28 Jan 21
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 01, 2018: Melange
At The Harbour, Crossing South Africa
4. Feb 17, 2018: Music Casserole
At The Harbour
2. Feb 20, 2018: Hot Probs
Buya Ekhaya
5. Feb 12, 2018: Everything A to Z episode 121
Talkin' 'bout Love
3. Feb 19, 2018: Emergency Crew 4 PACC
Buya Ekhaya
6. Feb 07, 2018: Soft-Biz
Crossing South Africa

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2018-01-10
A quartet of skilled musicians put together this fun and quirky album; strong percussion and accessible lyrics by English singer and composer Steve Marshall, who has worked with Lee “Scratch” Perry, Keith Richards, and George Clinton; lovely jazz flute by well-known South African Wouter Kellerman; percussionist and vocalist David Klassen and Ratshepe “Phresh” Makhene singer-songwriter, bass player and percussionist, both from South Africa, round out the foursome; very listenable and at times danceable;

NO FCC's; Favorite tracks: 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12

1-Win Win Situation – 2:45 – catchy Caribbean style vocal accompanied by equally interesting flute and guitar parts

2-Coming Home, Speak Soon 4:16 – rock vamp backing vocals, nice harmony, bass, flute

3-Perfect Strangers 4:49 – slower, more laid-back beat and lyrics; percussion takes over

*4-Crossing South Africa 6:36 – pretty instrumental goes in and out of major and minor; rhythmically mesmerizing with lots of texture

5-Colours 4:23 – vocal with a beat, backed by guitar and drums; verse in English; chorus in African language

*6-Buya Ekhaya-3:28-- mixture of African language and English; syncopated beat; catchy; layered

*7-At the Harbour-- 6:26 --interesting sounds to begin (vocal percussion?); intriguing layers pile on top of insistent rhythms; flute comes to the fore; lots of breath; percussion wins out and fades

*8-Mam Gobhozi-- 3:38 --flute and bass alternate with African language lyrics backed by drums; catchy!

9- Jo’burg – 4:26 -- flute riffs over bass vamp with drumbeat

*10-I Love You –3:55-- sweetly tuneful with heartfelt lyrics punctuated by the flute

11-Talkin' 'Bout Love—3:29 – anthem about the triumph of love in the face of adversity

*12-Keep Moving 5:24 – flute over syncopated rhythm starts off; chorus comes in with words

13-Dreamcloud--:52-- outtro with some kind of outer space flute work

Track Listing
1. Win Win Situation   7. At The Harbour
2. Coming Home, Speak Soon   8. Mam Gobhoz
3. Perfect Strangers   9. Jo?Burg
4. Crossing South Africa   10. I Love You
5. Colours   11. Talkin' 'bout Love
6. Buya Ekhaya   12. Keep Moving
  13. Dreamcloud