|Various Artists / Junun|
|Label:||Warner Music Canada|
|Add Date:||2016-04-03||Pull Date:||2016-06-05||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||22 May||8 May||17 Apr||10 Apr|
|1.||May 16, 2016:||Celtic By Caronis |
|4.||Apr 09, 2016:||Music Casserole |
|2.||May 03, 2016:||It's Bollywood, It's HOllywood |
|5.||Apr 05, 2016:||The Library |
|3.||Apr 12, 2016:||It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood |
What happens when you put Jonny Greenwood Radiohead’s guitarist,Shye Ben Tzur,an Israeli-American musician & a brass band from Rajasthan of India.You get an interesting mixtape. This is no ordinary brass band, but one that has a strong Qawali (Sufi music) core.Junun means passion and that is the title of the album.A passion for music is the glue that drew this unlikely group to create this album.|
This is an unusual album. Play any track.
1.Fast & rhythmic track – a duet between the drum & horn section with vocals in Qawali style.
2.Roked means dance. A spirited invocation to God in Hebrew. Unusual track.
3.Opens with traditional Indian sounds like a bhajan or a qawali & that is what this is – a mix Hindi & Hebrew words and sounds. Very unusual. It works.
4.A poem by Meera Bai sung in Punjabi.Lots of fervor.
5.A traditional sufi song set to old & new music style. Flute combined with electronica sounds & traditional vocals.
6.Eloha – an invocation to God. Has that mesmerizing quality that hymns bhajans have. Builds into a beautiful crescendo.
8. Julus means procession. A robust track with a mesmerizing rhythm & vocals.
9. Allah Elohim -sounds like a Sufi poem. Mellow vocals mixed with sounds of a typical Indian brass band. Vocals a mix of Hindi/Hebrew
10.Ahuvi is a Hebrew (I think) poem by Shye Ben Tzur, one of the producers of the record. A spiritual track – slow & peaceful.
11. Azov – Hebrew lyrics chanting with an Indian music bed – the flute works beautifully.
12.Junun Brass – spotlight on the magic & music of Rajasthani brass band. Listen for their signature Qawali sound.
13.A short, eerie kind of track.
14. A nice riff on the Qawali style with Hebrew lyrics – the horns add an interesting element. This is perhaps the most typical Qawali track of the album.
Kamla March 2016
|4.||Chala Vahi Des||10.||Azov|
|6.||Eloah||12.||There Are Birds In The Echo Chamber|