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Peggy Van Zalm - Soul Magic

Peggy Van Zalm - Soul Magic
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Peggy serves up a deliciously organic aural feast...very satisfying, beautiful, artful, atmospheric, acoustic folkpop with an edge


 

Track Listing
1. Soul Magic 3:55  
2. Spiral Dancing 3:44 
3. Little Dog (Intro)   
4. Mystery Movie  4:20
5. Love Is  6:02
6. Dirty Water  5:52
7. All Roads Lead Home  4:02 
8. Shine  5:07 
9. The Loving Well  3:47
10. The Divers 
11. Rapscallion  6:28 
12. Parallel Journeys  3:56  
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Originally from the small farming/surfing/vineyard town of Cowaramup near Margaret River in Western Australia, Peggy first made her way over to the East Coast on a support tour with co-Perth-expats "The Triffids". She was lead vocalist, played guitar and penned a good number of the songs of her then band Martha's Vineyard. The band were snapped up as part of the first wave of signings to the fledgling rooArt label in 1989. "Martha's" eponymous album was well received by critics, radio and national audiences alike & touring followed including supports with such luminaries as INXS, Saints, Weddings Parties Anything, Paul Kelly, Mental as Anything, the Go Betweens, Eurythmics and Simply Red. The single "Old Beach Road" lead the way for the album with overseas releases in UK, Europe, Japan and the USA.

So it was that on a rising wave of acclaim Peggy left the band to go it solo in 1990 - heading off to Europe as part of a posthumous promo tour for the band. The time O/S included a six week stint of writing with X "Martha's" double bassist Philip Kakulas - (now of Black Eyed Susans based in Melbourne and an original member of The Triffids) a number of those songs appear on Peggy's solo debut "SOUL MAGIC"

Soul Magic features collaborations with some of Sydney's finest musicians and pivots around multi-instumentalist and co-producer John Puscas. The eclectic all-star ensemble includes didgeriduist Alan Dargin, legendary jazz bassist Steve Elphick, the equally luminous trumpet/flugal horn player Miroslav Bukovsky and Tim Rowlinson from the renowned acid-jazz outfit "Dig".


  Peggy's compositions encompass "deeply-personal nature poem, environmental protests, oblique psychedelic fantasies, symbolic self-empowerment stories and elliptical self-explorations...

" Shane Danielson "Sydney Morning Herald "..


 

 A confident return for this entrancing vocalist/songwriter. Rather than hover above the instrumentation, van Zalm's alluring vocals swim inside. Delivering many standout moments like the sharp acoustic strum of "Love Is", the breathy spoken vocals of "Mystery Movie", and the mystical "Rapscallion, which was recorded outdoors (with the audible assistance from a cricket colony). If radio programmers have the grey matter to play this it could comfortably reside in both the independent and commercial charts. "

 Annette Basile ~ OTS


 

 "In the age of the return of the Goddess, Peggy van Zalm shines through like the true earth-mother that she is. As the lead singer/songwriter of the former Martha's Vineyard, we were alerted to the fact that she was an artist to watch out for. Now embarking on a solo career after a four year break from the limelight, she has emerged as one of Australia's most enchanting musicians. Her vocals are understated yet streaming with strength. Her songs are totally captivating, reaching deep into the soul and spirit. The eleven tracks on the album cruise from folk to soul to rock, always remaining rich, satisfying and organic." The Planet Peggy's Personal & Musical Biography...  


 " van Zalm's cast as a genuine spiritual voyager in music a la Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell. ..Soul Magic is a black stone, a memory you can't shake, one of those new beginnings won the hard way...and its great driving music as well..."

Mark Mordue, Drum Media/Australian Style


 

 You can visit Peggy's website at www.peggyvanzalm.com or e-mail her at pvzalm@ihug.com.au

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Peggy serves up a deliciously organic aural feast...very satisfying, beautiful, artful, atmospheric, acoustic folkpop with an edge


 

Track Listing
1. Soul Magic 3:55  
2. Spiral Dancing 3:44 
3. Little Dog (Intro)   
4. Mystery Movie  4:20
5. Love Is  6:02
6. Dirty Water  5:52
7. All Roads Lead Home  4:02 
8. Shine  5:07 
9. The Loving Well  3:47
10. The Divers 
11. Rapscallion  6:28 
12. Parallel Journeys  3:56  
Click on above buttons to hear samples of select tracks

  

   More info and Reviews 

Originally from the small farming/surfing/vineyard town of Cowaramup near Margaret River in Western Australia, Peggy first made her way over to the East Coast on a support tour with co-Perth-expats "The Triffids". She was lead vocalist, played guitar and penned a good number of the songs of her then band Martha's Vineyard. The band were snapped up as part of the first wave of signings to the fledgling rooArt label in 1989. "Martha's" eponymous album was well received by critics, radio and national audiences alike & touring followed including supports with such luminaries as INXS, Saints, Weddings Parties Anything, Paul Kelly, Mental as Anything, the Go Betweens, Eurythmics and Simply Red. The single "Old Beach Road" lead the way for the album with overseas releases in UK, Europe, Japan and the USA.

So it was that on a rising wave of acclaim Peggy left the band to go it solo in 1990 - heading off to Europe as part of a posthumous promo tour for the band. The time O/S included a six week stint of writing with X "Martha's" double bassist Philip Kakulas - (now of Black Eyed Susans based in Melbourne and an original member of The Triffids) a number of those songs appear on Peggy's solo debut "SOUL MAGIC"

Soul Magic features collaborations with some of Sydney's finest musicians and pivots around multi-instumentalist and co-producer John Puscas. The eclectic all-star ensemble includes didgeriduist Alan Dargin, legendary jazz bassist Steve Elphick, the equally luminous trumpet/flugal horn player Miroslav Bukovsky and Tim Rowlinson from the renowned acid-jazz outfit "Dig".


  Peggy's compositions encompass "deeply-personal nature poem, environmental protests, oblique psychedelic fantasies, symbolic self-empowerment stories and elliptical self-explorations...

" Shane Danielson "Sydney Morning Herald "..


 

 A confident return for this entrancing vocalist/songwriter. Rather than hover above the instrumentation, van Zalm's alluring vocals swim inside. Delivering many standout moments like the sharp acoustic strum of "Love Is", the breathy spoken vocals of "Mystery Movie", and the mystical "Rapscallion, which was recorded outdoors (with the audible assistance from a cricket colony). If radio programmers have the grey matter to play this it could comfortably reside in both the independent and commercial charts. "

 Annette Basile ~ OTS


 

 "In the age of the return of the Goddess, Peggy van Zalm shines through like the true earth-mother that she is. As the lead singer/songwriter of the former Martha's Vineyard, we were alerted to the fact that she was an artist to watch out for. Now embarking on a solo career after a four year break from the limelight, she has emerged as one of Australia's most enchanting musicians. Her vocals are understated yet streaming with strength. Her songs are totally captivating, reaching deep into the soul and spirit. The eleven tracks on the album cruise from folk to soul to rock, always remaining rich, satisfying and organic." The Planet Peggy's Personal & Musical Biography...  


 " van Zalm's cast as a genuine spiritual voyager in music a la Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell. ..Soul Magic is a black stone, a memory you can't shake, one of those new beginnings won the hard way...and its great driving music as well..."

Mark Mordue, Drum Media/Australian Style


 

 You can visit Peggy's website at www.peggyvanzalm.com or e-mail her at pvzalm@ihug.com.au

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