1st 4 Non Blondes Interview (July 1991) Flipside Magazine #73 July/August 1991 by Gary Indiana
Rockrgrl Interview: Issue #41 Sept/Oct -
Cover: Kat Bjelland
Coverage from BAM Magazine on Storm, Inc. and "The Calm Years" features interviews with Shaunna, et al.
Electrofunkadelica: Musica para la mente, el cuerpo
y el alma
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Lishman's Diary Interview with Shaunna Hall (Parliament Funkadelic)
January 2008-- WomensRadio.com Review of Electrofunkadelica by Brian Ball:
Electrofunkadelica is the name and Shaunna Hall is the female playing the game! Get ready for an earful of thick funk rhythms mixing with spaced out psychedelics atop of Northern California's
very best homegrown electronic beats, loops and samples!
Opening the album, Electrofunkadelica pay tribute to the famous funk band, Funkadelic (George Clinton, Bernie Worrell), with an up-tempo six minute version of 'Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts,' cutting the original version's length in 1/2, while still retaining the magic that allows the listener an easy route toward forward, higher-level introspective thought evoked through music.
In the 1970's Black Sabbath had released a song by the title of "Sweet Leaf". This pro-cannabis "anthem" is given the 2006 Electrofunkadelica update, using sped up guitar licks, screaming guitar solos, and the positive vibrations of Sativa Diva on the microphone. This 2006 updated version is a "sweet" example of past generations handing down sacred traditions to the young and "budding" prospects of our world.
Slightly down the road we come across an instrumental song that was so nice, you'll have to listen twice! Yes, "Beauty Sleeps" combines militant marching drums with psychedelic guitars to form the foundation on which violin and cello play sliding scales of illuminating lo-fi and experimental
indie rock, making for a true living loving experience of music and the emotions that it stirs
within the listener at the drop of a hat.
"A divine pleasure it is to find music written this well, that doesn't conform to the standards
imposed by genre or demographic."„Brian Ball, Talent Director
August 2007 -- Boise Weekly Review of Electrofunkadelica:
AUGUST 15, 2007
Shaunna Hall: Electrofunkadelica
BY DAN MCMAHON
Shaunna Hall has been on the music scene for quite a while, and with her new album,
Electrofunkadelica, shows she's still got it and is still growing. This album spans a gamut of genres
ranging from electronic, to folk, to funk, to hip-hop. Hall engineered the album herself using an
Apple Powerbook, an M-Box and Pro Tools while she was on tour with George Clinton and the P-funk All-Stars.
The first track has Hall giving a hats off to Clinton by covering "Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts,"
focusing on the beautiful and socially charged lyrics over a trance-like, psychedelic groove.
Hall takes care of vocals on this one, yet shares the duties with others throughout the album,
including rapper Sativa Diva.
Hall's ability to utilize looping shines throughout all 12 tracks, though especially eight, nine, 10 and
12, on which it's just her and her pedals. Track 10, "Save Myself," and 12,
"Details," sound like a modern twist on the wave of inspiration that gave birth to her mega-hit group, Four Non-Blondes.
These are the two tunes she really sings. This sista's got soul. Aside from the tunes, she applies ambient sounds and textural grooves with orchestral thoughtfulness throughout, leaning toward an almost movie-soundtrack vibe. Hall seems to be making music for the sake of music, which is a musical ideologist's dream. The tracks are as long as she wanted them, which happens to be longer than the standard radio playtime. Though not logical from a business standpoint,
it's spiritually a commendable act. This looping, funky-soul diva is definitely on my radar.