DISCOGRAPHY





KISMET
Prikosnovenie 042 CD



TIMING
THE LETTER

SEA OF CLOUD

DE JA-VU

EMBRYO

YOUR LONG SHADOW

ONCE A LIFETIME

TATARSKIY PROLIV

A GIRL IN A FIELD




total 9 songs 2000


Kismet is a word of Turkish origin to signify "fate", and is very rarely used in
the
English language. But if our fate wants us to listen to Kismet, then let us
consider it as a rare But if our fate wants us to listen to Kismet,then let us
consider
it as a rare jewel... another beauty in Joj's carreer...

The album opens on a very ambient track "Timing". The light electronic beats
are like the ticks of a clock. Chako whispers words in her own language thus
creating layers of soft light sonorities, to sound unique on the album.
The second piece is more nostalgic and could express a call to a lost person.
The melodious and elevated vocals are backed by cristalline jinglings and a
piano.
Then comes "A sea of clouds". The singer seems to be lost and to have lost
sight of the known world. Synth, piano, flute and litanic phrasings suggest the
image of a wind drifted movement...
4th track is instrumental and the longest on the album.
The repetitive synth layers progressively meet sounds of colliding small metal
objects.. The whole is like an invitation to contemplate and meditate.
This track is like a junction between the 1st part and the 2nd part of the album.
Chako is back on track 5, fragile, between speaking and singing, on an
impressive mix of harmonium and other soundscapes. Very quiet and luminous
moment, like a discovery.
Track 6 opens on a piano melody, and carries on to a very Asian fragility, where
voice and piano become utterers of a same language. Still very soft and
contemplative.
Sounscapes become dreamscapes on track 7. This dream is luminous and
quiet, and contains cristalline sounds, endless sparks here and there. Based on
an evolutive form, Chako's moanings become less and less distant, a second
singing (harmonic technique (?)) comes progressively with the sound of the wind
as if the whole was slowly coming towards us.
Perhaps the deepest and most emotional (..?..) track is "Tatarskiy Proliv". It is
constituted by a mixture of a one note layer and quiet flutes. Then, like a litany,
Chako unfolds the story of this post war feeling. Between sadness and hope,
we are left to contemplate and ponder on our memories. Here the singing
technique is new and exceptional, rather high, carrying a messagein the language
of the soul...
To conclude the album Joj offers to us an older song, "A girl in a field". Less
ethereal yet quite impalpable, the music is made of flutes and ritual sounds.
Chako's singing is lesslitanic and more simple but stillvery soft and frail.

On the whole, "Kismet", marking a clear step in Joj's musical and above all vocal
evolution, can appear as a direct response to "The earth"'s plenitude.
Kismet's wish is made under the star of cotemplation and emotion. Between
timelessness and immenseland/sound/dreamscapes, "Kismet" questions the
causality of our deeds and works on the level of consciousness.
In other words: a heaven sent present!!!


written by simon


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