Patrice / Nile
Album: Nile   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Patrice   Added:Jan 2009
Label:Yo Mama's Recording Company  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-02-01 Pull Date: 2009-04-05 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 5 Mar 29 Mar 22 Mar 15 Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 22 Feb 15
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2 3 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 14, 2014: Happy Hour
4. Dec 23, 2010: Happy Hour
2. Oct 27, 2011: Happy Hour
Only Believers
5. Sep 02, 2010: Happy Hour
Only Believers
3. Jul 14, 2011: Happy Hour
6. Jul 02, 2009: Happy Hour
Africanize Dem

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2009-02-10
Patrice – Nile
Reviewed by Sadie O., 1/29/09
Unique jazz/folk/reggae by Afro/German star. Patrice’s voice might be a bit of an acquired taste – high and nasal, but full of passion. Much use of acoustic guitar, and often rather depressing introspection – you singer/songwriter and shoegaze fans will like a lot of these tracks more than I do, but there are several tracks I just love, and it’s all worth a listen, and VERY different from your standard reggae release of any era. FCCs on tracks 2 and 4. I love 3, 7, 12.
1. 0:32 long, low fade-in to next track. Not great radio.
2. 4:40 FCC: “fuck the world” **very slow somber acoustic intro, then slow one-drop, upful lyrics. Slow fade to acoustic guitar and barely audible bits of sound.
3. 5:23 *****bluesy acoustic guitar intro, very high vocals, builds to a really fun funky groove – compelling as makes no never mind. Long bit of percussion and thumb piano at end.
4. 4:31 FCC: “don’t fuck up” x 2 (per chorus) **title of song spoken, then acoustic guitar and strings, builds to downtempo skank with orchestral strings and backing vocals – pretty, dense sound.
5. 3:55 ***uptempo skank with acoustic guitar and not much bottom, cool lyrics/vocals.
6. 3:08 ***acoustic slow dance groove, sweet vocals, has much of the feel of some of Bob Marley’s acoustic stuff.
7. 3:57 ****percussion and glitch effects intro, fractured downtempo skank – strange but cool.
8. 5:17 *very low acoustic guitar intro, very pretty, sad. Intense song of sadness. Very soft, really crying for last minute.
9. 4:06 **soft shuffling noises and spoken word intro, builds to very slow shuffle with orchestral strings and bluesy feel.
10. 4:39 **soft acoustic intro, rather trance-like love song. Builds and falls, feels very sincere and pretty unique.
11. 3:34 *acoustic downtempo folk, sad song of modern life.
12. 3:34 ****jazzy little vocal/instrument riff, funky skank with fine bass.
13. 4:48 **random soul vocals intro, folky acoustic groove with guest singer, vocal harmonies. Extremely mellow. Odd vocal outro.
14. 3:55 ***cool slow riddim cobbled from bass grunts. Nice vocal harmonies, rather jazzy.
15. 4:30 **jazzy snare line, apparently a cry for privacy. Interesting vocals.
16. 4:50 **long R&B intro, uptempo roots bubble, Rasta lyrics. Another number with a Wailers feel. Nice bit of dub at end.
17. 5:02 *folky acoustic love song with slow handclapped one-drop. Very sincere stuff. There’s a bit in the middle that reminds me of Marc Bolan, oddly enough. Long fade.
18. 5:06 *chords and spoken word intro. Slow, mellow, dreamy. Good bit of diatribe in the middle. This is not the sort of thing I feel like listening to often, but it’s pretty amazing – check it out. Ends early.

Track Listing
1. 1st Cataract   10. Victoriously
2. Today   11. Have You Seen It
3. Africanize Dem   12. Lil Paradise
4. Done (Where Is Love To Be Found)   13. Here Again (Feat. Keziah Jones)
5. Soulstorm   14. Town
6. It Hurts To Be Alone   15. Gun
7. Only Believers   16. Lead The Way
8. Uncried   17. Be Your Man
9. Rememba   18. Slave To The River (Feat. Legwan Sharkie)