Infinite Possibilities

Infinite Possibilities

by Amel LarrieuxAmel Larrieux

CD

Overview

Vocalist and songwriter Amel Larrieux mined a winning combination as one half of the neo-soul duo Groove Theory: Start with hip-hop and old-school R&B, then throw in a liberal dose of jazz. On her solo debut, INFINITE POSSIBILITIES, Larrieux goes a step further, tucking wordless grooves and hints of world rhythms into the folds of her music. Like 1995's GROOVE THEORY, her new work moves languidly at an easy, danceable pace, subtly seducing as it shifts between quiet storm smokiness and nightclub cool. Larrieux has grown personally as well as musically in the past few years, and her expanded worldview is reflected in her lyrics. "Get Up" encourages action in the face of negativity and frustration, and "Sweet Misery" laments loving despite imminent disaster, while "Even If" and "Makes Me Whole" speak of profound love with words simple and eloquent. Musically, Larrieux breaks no new ground, instead sticking to a midtempo R&B feel while exploring the rhythmic fringes, but she lays a firm foundation for future wanderings, suggesting that the possibilities are indeed infinite.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/2000
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646974124
catalogNumber: 69741

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Customer Reviews

Infinite Possibilities 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is other-worldly. If you liked her with the soul/pop group Groove Theory this won't be your thing. However, if you value well-crafted, deep grooves that stir your soul than hot-damn this is the it.
efaw38 More than 1 year ago
If you like soulful music with a little jazz, this is the music you will like. It is relaxing and moving at the same time. I love this music. It was recommended by a friend because I made a statement about some of the R&B music being too suggestive. I can listen to this without worry about my children hearing and repeating inappropriate lyrics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a shame that other artists get so much airplay even though they have no true purpose for their music. Amel defines conciousness when she slides her smokey smooth voice over the fat bass laced songs reminicent of Groove Theory. Her lyrics mean alot from the female african-american level. There are alot of things that are in her lyrics that can make a great listening adventure for your ears, heart and mind anytime or anyplace. But especially in your ride with a good audio system...Congratulations AMEL!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amel's long-awaited solo debut, though sensual and soulful, is nevertheless a step down from the much more detailed and eclectic Groove Theory. Infinite Possibilites' tracks are consistently mid tempo, rendering most of them somewhat monotone and repetitive, with some being nearly indistinguishable from one another. Whereas several of the cuts from Groove Theory immediately sparked my imagination and marked themselves indelibly on my soul (most notably Tell Me and Keep Trying'), these songs remain distant and nondescript even after a handful of listenings. Nevertheless, I am happy to hear more from Amel, who's voice and lyricism have improved somewhat and, presumably, has crafted a more self-reflective experience with the help of her soulmate and husband, Laru. However, I still find her earlier work to be more detailed, more varied, and, ultimately, more memorable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
u captured my heart with your soulful rendition of "make me whole"...i sing it to my kids during bedtime. my 5 yr old son knows your songs..we love you! you have a God-given talent...great gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amel, who sung with Groove Theory, really haves a great album. It is 'off the hook'!!!! If you are a music lover that likes something mellow. a little jazzy, and a little hip this is the album for you. If you like Sade, who is mellow, you will like Amel.