New Cd release date is July 15th, 2019 Checkout the title track for Parlor Tricks on the website. https://www.laurabotsford.com/
Aquarium Funk is born out of a fusion of funk and jazz with Latin feel and is an eclectic soup of Soul genres that defies gravity and shouts to the world something fresh and truly swellegant.
“Laura Botsford is an artist. And I just don’t mean in the musical sense. Visual arts are also a creative outlet for her. Collages seem to be a specialty of hers and when it comes to music, this also seems to be her strength, musical collages or as Laura calls them, coalescing the vapors. This album fuses a number of genres and collects a wide variety of instruments as well. The danger with this style of production is amalgamating mismatched themes and instruments, leading to a cacophony of sound that never settles down to be a listenable, engaging tune. Well thankfully, Laura has not fallen into that unfortunate, well-worn rut, that so many producers end up in. “Aquarium Funk” is engaging and musical on so many levels and well worth your listening time.
If you are a fan of Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul and a melting pot of groove-based sounds, then you’ve found your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with this 13 track album. Or as Laura, herself has described it,” Aquarium Funk is an innovative compendium of cool with wings, hip with the hap of old school meets break-out contemporary jazz fusions of capriccio tuneful funky charm.” Simon Reich