10 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a number of critically lauded albums, Michael Milosh hooked up with Robin Hannibal, half of Denmark’s Quadronto—an R&B duo—to record as Rhye. Their sultry 2013 debut, Woman, lit passions everywhere, with critics tagging Milosh’s silky, androgynous voice as a Sade for the new millennium. But longtime fans of the musician have been reduced to quivering pools of surrender since his 2004 debut, You Make Me Feel. Jet Lag confidently filters all that’s come before into a pure and flawless mix. Creating a murky, languorous atmosphere, Jet Lag moves into an R&B sea of desire and physical expression that stays just this side of the Sade line. It feels both celebratory and declarative. Knowing Milosh recently married, songs like “Don’t Call It” and “Do You Want What I Need” exude a different kind of longing (his wife’s belly provides some percussion on the latter). Here we are, the artist seems to proclaim; let’s ride it when we can and work it when needed. Moments of unabashed flame-lighting, as on “Hold Me” and “Jet Lag,” are a sensual thrill, and two of many reasons this collection could do double duty as an aphrodisiac.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a number of critically lauded albums, Michael Milosh hooked up with Robin Hannibal, half of Denmark’s Quadronto—an R&B duo—to record as Rhye. Their sultry 2013 debut, Woman, lit passions everywhere, with critics tagging Milosh’s silky, androgynous voice as a Sade for the new millennium. But longtime fans of the musician have been reduced to quivering pools of surrender since his 2004 debut, You Make Me Feel. Jet Lag confidently filters all that’s come before into a pure and flawless mix. Creating a murky, languorous atmosphere, Jet Lag moves into an R&B sea of desire and physical expression that stays just this side of the Sade line. It feels both celebratory and declarative. Knowing Milosh recently married, songs like “Don’t Call It” and “Do You Want What I Need” exude a different kind of longing (his wife’s belly provides some percussion on the latter). Here we are, the artist seems to proclaim; let’s ride it when we can and work it when needed. Moments of unabashed flame-lighting, as on “Hold Me” and “Jet Lag,” are a sensual thrill, and two of many reasons this collection could do double duty as an aphrodisiac.

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About Milosh

Milosh is an alias of Mike Milosh, a downtempo electronica singer/songwriter from Toronto affiliated with the label Plug Research. A musician for nearly his entire life, Milosh began his music career at a young age, learning cello at age three; years later, he studied drums and voice in college and played in numerous bands ranging in style from jazz to rock. He made his recording debut in 2004 with the full-length album You Make Me Feel on the Northridge, CA-based experimental electronica label Plug Research. The album's unique mix of tender singer/songwriter bedsit music with intricately produced downtempo electronica garnered Milosh plenty of commentary, even if some of it amounted simply to puzzlement. His second album, Meme (2006), garnered even more commentary, much of it positive, including high-profile reviews in fashionable webzines such as Pitchfork and Pop Matters. Milosh subsequently spent a year abroad in Thailand before releasing his third album, III (2008), which was released by !K7 in Europe as well as by Plug Research in North America. ~ Jason Birchmeier

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