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Like So

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The best kept secret in music


"Soul Patrol [March 2005]"

If Lenny ever made a good album it might sound like this. Another one of the "secret pleasures" that I have been listening to multiple times over the past few months. If you have been waiting for a band that could be a "logical successor" to Living Colour for about 12 years and have been consistently disappointed by the mediocre albums of Lenny Kravitz (like I have been), then don't even think twice, you need to own a copy of Like So. Fronted by Aisha Cohen, Like So is a bonafide Black Rock n' Roll band playing well written romantic pop songs that appeal across the chasam of race. Lenny Kravitz needs to pay close attention to this, because it's a top flight album that sounds like what the record company hype told us that he was supposed to be.

" [December 2004]"

The R&B roots on Like So are instantly evident though the soul of the album is a little green. Lead vocalist Aisha Cohen is reminiscent of Vanessa Williams, someone whose musical career was a second coming rather than her true calling. Musicianship borrows from rock and pop rhythms with guitar solos that Santana could have come up with. Cohen is understated in delivery sometimes leaving songs unremarkable. She kicks it up in "I'd Never Thought You'd Leave" and makes a stronger impression. A good debut that promises talent which will ripen with age. [Rating 3.5]


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In Spring of 2001, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Aisha Cohen met local, like-minded guitarist Aaron Magram. Introduced by a good friend from college, the two formed an instant bond over a body of work that was yet to be formed. Over a period of 2 years and after much toil, frustration and hazy nights, the pieces started coming together. During this time, they played, pretty much everywhere around New York City- small clubs and cafes (as the Aisha Cohen Band), having picked up bassist Tara Thierry (Toni Blackman, Strange Fruit, Alien Canopy) and drummer Claudio Rochat-Felix (Jonny Lives, The Rochat-Felix Quintet), among other one-off sit-ins. The usual revolving door ensued with the core Cohen and Magram, in tact, Thierry and Rochat-Felix working on other projects and keyboardist Bob Byrne, Sharp Things’ drummer Steve Gonzalez and bassist Richard Holst entering. Gonzalez would appear on Like So’s debut long player, as would Holst and Byrne, but would soon after also be replaced by drummer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Billy Gunnz.

In it's existence, Like So has earned the reputation as a fierce ensemble having performed extensively throughout their hometown. With their self-titled debut, Like So is poised to bring their brand of heavy soul to as many people as will listen. Songs such as “Down” with it’s memorable melody and driving rhythm and “Move On” with lyrics that speak to universal emotions and experiences, is just a taste of what’s to come from this promising group. One thing is certain, the music of Like So is sure to leave an impact on audiences and leave them wanting more long after the band has left the stage.

The group's self titled mini LP, which was engineered and mixed by Joel Hamilton (JJ Paradise Players Club) and Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu) at Studio G Brooklyn, is out now on the band's own label, Systren Recordings.