Album Review: Number One in Shambala by Kin Za Za

Album Name: Number One in Shambala
Artist: Kin Za Za
Year/Label: 2003 / Sense Records

Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

I received this CD a month or so ago and it’s one of those recordings where I want to keep listening to it again and again before I write the review because every time I listen I hear something else that I want to mention. So it’s taken me a long time and I’ll probably find more I want to say next week. But if I continue in this manner I’ll never get this written.

Simply put this is a remarkable CD. It’s got gorgeous vocals, moody atmospheric melodies, intricate instrumentations and rhythms, which are both soothing and pulsating.

Jozyland’s gorgeous voice is mesmerizing on every track. But “When You Arrive” has great deep resonating cello that melts my knees.

I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but when I hear music my mind’s eye imagines certain images, colors, textures and such. This music, at least to me, evokes a certain type of image, which I can’t really describe, but when I popped in the VHS that was sent along with the CD and watched, I said to myself, “exactly!” The images that they’ve put together to support the music matches it to perfection. There is talk of releasing a DVD shortly with all these videos on it. Be sure to pick that up as well.

Posted on October 7, 2002

Track Listing
1. The River
2. Spirit That Left
3. Endless Freedom
4. When You Arrive
5. Somewhere
6. Mirror
7. I am a Dance
8. Blackbird
9. Falling
10. Mid Knight
11. Elation
12. Story

[Kin Za Za Official Site]

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