Frequency is a great musical journey.
Naked Rhythm is globalization at its most positive, with the core
duo of Alex Spurkel and Avi Sills enlisting the assistance of a
multi-national, multi-ethnic, and multi- confessional group of vocalists
and musicians. The result is Frequency, the group's debut album,
a phenomenally diffuse set... The genius is that Naked Rhythm doesn't
fuse these myriad styles into an amorphous, generic world blob of
a sound, but instead highlight their individuality, weaving each
discrete one in and out of their songs, creating a vibrant tapestry
that inter-connects the world's music and rhythms in ways previously
unimaginable. A fabulous set, and an enthralling ride across the
Worlds may not exactly collide on "Frequency," the new
album by the world music/electronica duo Naked Rhythm, but they
sure do get together, hip to hip, body to body. In fact, the prevailing
urge upon hearing what tag-team producers Avi Sills and Alex Spurkel
have hatched is to dance.
- Los Angeles Times
Naked Rhythm is the percussion equivalent of Carlos Santana, combining
a multitude of percussion instruments with guest musicians to produce
the appropriate sound for each particular piece of music. Their
music is tasty, sweet and both relaxing and stimulating, the perfect
background soundtrack for life.
[At their recent live show,] Naked Rhythm played world music that
made you want to dance, and the packed standing room only crowd
was happy to comply.
Naked Rhythm’s music is a living, breathing organism that
enters your soul and sets your spirit free to dance and experience.
Sills and Spurkel have truly written the soundtrack to life. Listening
to their brand of music is a life-changing experience and should
be enjoyed by all.
- Music Connection Magazine
The whole album possesses a sensual feel and even though the tracks
vary in style, this album is a great joy to listen to in its complete
- Groove Radio
This is one of those rare electronica CD’s in which the music
kicks some serious ass and could’ve sold just as well without
the sinuous hips on the cover...tempos, instrumentation, vocals
are all impeccable...If you’re in the lookout for a solid
electronica CD to refresh your collection, you should seriously
Particularly likely to appeal to those drawn to deep, layered percussion
and rhythmic constructs, Naked Rhythm's debut is a compelling cultural
blend with multi-genre appeal. Electronic enough to please the club
crowd yet likely organic enough to attract even world music purists,
Frequency accomplishes a remarkable stylistic union while maintaining
accessibility and some measure of mainstream marketability, making
it an album whose appeal may have nearly the range of the music
- Grave Concerns
I was recently turned on to a CD that I cannot resist sharing with
The Liquid Muse Community. Drums, sitars, hip-hop beats, jazz and
electronics blend into a house – lounge – dance mix
that I feel compelled to listen to, like, practically every day.
- The Liquid Muse