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Kin Za Za
Number One in Shambala
Sense Records/Coueur de lion

Jozy Fever and Dimitri Soukonnov are Kin Za Za. Their debut album is an arresting affair. Drawing inspiration from a number of different sources, they supply a mesmeric blend of electronica and Celtic folk music. Jozy Fever's sweet voice is at the centre of each song, surrounded by lush soundscapes.

The Sarah McLachlan-like "Endless Freedom" is carried by a mid paced groove and Jozy's vocalizing. The soft, cinematic "Somewhere" places vivid images in the mind with its evocative use of strings. "I am a Dance" is rhythmic but still kind of subdued. "Mid Knight" supports the titles' pun with a suggestive lyric. The folksy mood of the song is very well done.

It's an album that's very easy on the ears, but itâ?Ts also complex and beautiful.

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