RuAch Review by: Indie Music

Love & unity family!

I would like to share a Ruach album review by Randy Jones from INDIE MUSIC, My message this day is short but like this picture you see above, find a reason to smile before the end of this day, I’m wishing ya’ll an inspiring & productive week.

Peace. Vonj.
VONJ – RAUCH
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/vonjproductions
Vonj comes out of the UK via Kenya, and it’s a good thing that it doesn’t matter on his new CD, Rauch, if you’ve heard him or not. As long as you like all of the elements he brings with some equally talented musicians, you’ll be wanting to check out more. The guitar in particular covers ground from Jimi Hendrix to John McLaughlin and even some Allan Holdsworth territory is covered for good measure. And if you like your covers reworked over to make a statement, then you’ll get it all and more. This isn’t a glossy produced work either.

It’s pedestrian when called for, and polished when needed. There are good and bad cliché’s to be found on most anything, but you won’t find the latter here. The music appropriately begins with the smoking hot drums of “Out Of The Mire” and it’s off to the races with congas and guitar fills to spice it up. The guitar fills are almost scratchy and it somehow adds an eastern flavor. But there is a lot of flavor to be tasted on this, and throughout every track as they fly by. This is not to go without mentioning several, and the burn up the speakers. Starting with “Skin Deep” with its monster bass grooves and extremely cutting edge guitar interaction. The thought that something can almost be too good, does go through the mind when hearing all on offer. You don’t get this next door. The album just gets more and more layered without losing any attraction if you’re looking for that, and who isn’t once in a while. You get the luxury of both playful jamming and serious musical workouts on most of these songs. With something like “Gold Rush” to simmer the jazz-heavy arrangements with a more down to earth rocking style, where you get a more gut-level vocal approach. It gets into not being fooled by the ways of the world. And if you are a bass junky, this will put a smile on your face, as it gets downright funky to the max before it gets back to the great advice worth listening to. Grab it and don’t let go of the soul. “Brilliance Street” is also a cool jazzy track to crank at high volume and get the blood pumping at any given hour. This is another slamming track with all of the collective elements the album contains in one statement, as it is the vocals that cover the most ground on it. But it’s about balance, and it does still find some. But it’s pretty hard to find anything out of place on the album. There isn’t a lot of room for change or improvement, it’s too well put together in both concept and studio performance outcome.

It’s a long ride but an intended one that cuts like a knife without making you bleed. A truly spiritual effort. Another highlight is “Trails Of Eldoret” which is a guitar instrumental, so I don’t know what it’s about, but it’s an eloquent piece that adds one of several accessible gates to and album that doesn’t even need them. It just goes to show how many bases they cover.

But audiences for music of this sophistication level are vastly thinning out, so, Vonj is good to still have a round. It closes with a cover but not a typical one, of “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder. And this has also been a thing some are insisting on doing lately, that have nothing to do with the rest of an album. But as long as people are making it their own and not doing carbon copies, I approve. And this one is worth hearing, but could as easy be a bonus track.

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Ruach-Vonj/dp/B01J6MQNZS
10/10

Randy Jones
http://www.indiemusicreviews.net/vonj-rauch/

I’m coming Back: from a dream to reality!

Peace Family.

I Hope y’all had a good weekend.
On this message we are continuing the short stories behind the music on the RuAch album, We Began these stories with the song River Nun, then “Out of the Mire”, This time lets talk abit about the featured track titled “I’m coming back”. I always say when one receives inspiration one has to be quick to act upon it to capture the idea before it disappears, Well this track has to be one of the best example’s of this.

Before adding this song I thought the album was complete, We recorded 24 tracks for the album of which I whittled down to 12 to make the album, & I had already planned to send the album master off on a Monday morning to be published, Little did I know a new song would rise only the previous day to this, I remember waking up from a dream at 5am on a Sunday morning, the day before I needed to send all the material off.

I had a dream that I was a soldier somewhere in the middle of a war zone close to a beach, But I was appointed in charge of rescuing the injured & bringing them to safety, So I would go to the sea shores & carry those injured individuals back to our camp where the soldiers can be looked after & nursed, As I was rescuing the injured all I was thinking of was a woman I loved & longed to be with again back at home, chances of survival were very slim but in the dream I had faith that I would see her again.

The determination was there not to be killed by crossfire while I am exposed carrying the injured to safety, But when I knew everyone I rescued was safe the dream took a sudden turn, & I found myself in a new place that seamed like a 1960s New Orleans, & I had a feeling of joy & happiness in that I survived a war & finally I could go & see my love again, On my way home to where I apparently lived in the dream I stumbled into a building, When I entered it this turned out to be an empty ballroom, But I could hear music playing, & it sounded like what one might define as “Free Jazz Music”.

I then awoke from my dream, The music in the dream kept playing while I was conscious, & I remembered there were certain different styles of music playing throughout the dream, Very rarely do I get to remember dreams as accurately as this one, but that dream was more like a Movie of which I dint only remember the picture but I remembered the soundtracks on each part of the dream.

Right then I knew this dream had to be included on the RuAch album.

That morning I contacted Carmine Manfredi our sax player & told him the dream, & asked him if he could help me with a very much-needed Sax piece on the “free jazz section” of the track.

That morning I went to our studio which we call “The Cave”, I played & recorded all the Drum parts, Bass, Guitars, & Vocals, Then Carmine came into the Cave from his job, it’s now 11pm, & he began to work on that section of the music until we were happy with it, I came back early the following Monday, mixed & mastered the track, Cut a new master disk & shipped the music off for publishing before midday that following Monday.

Today being a Monday I reminisced on that experience & thought I would share this message with you the family.

Sometimes we are slow to act & move with every ounce of inspiration we receive, I say move with your spirit to see your dreams accurately manifest into a physical existence.

So now I am wishing everyone who read this an inspirational & productive week.

Peace & blessings family

Vonj

http://www.vonjruach.com

A music in the making part II: Practice

Peace people, here we introduce the second part of “A music in the making: sub Titled “Practice”, we make mention of the importance of practicing, many people like to remain in their comfort zone, but in life we should strife to challenge ourselves to become better no matter how much or how little we have to start with. This is why we are here to show and prove to you through music the development stages within this album project, music is all about thorough expression and progression. We hope you enjoy this part, and hopefully what will turn out to be a full documentary.

Peace & love from the family.

Vonj

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 44 “Song of life”

life

Opening statement in song

continuing from where I left off a while ago, a lot has happened since, and as I continue to grow in awarenesses I make sure that I take all my experiences with me, learn from them, package them up, send them to you, so that you can be  ahead of time and avoid the negative things in life.

Part 2

sometimes I think about,

the life I have led,

& its not a mystery,

what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,

people will try to kick your head,

while your on the ground,

but when things break through for you,

those same people will try to kiss your ass, I know.

Part 3

The breath of life,

is a gift,

but we don’t stop to think,

our lives fall apart,

little things,

like when you have to miss your bills,

there many destructions in life,

keeping you from yourself,

the law was forgotten,

be fruitful and multiply, you know….

 Mantra

live life, learning and growing

live life, stronger and wiser

live life, yearning to love more

live life, live for another

Part 4

the sun is here,

it never left your heart,

in everyone exists this light,

so shine your light,

living, breathing, giving, loving,

Vonj Copyright 2014

these expressions came through my HEART. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been Musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messagesFAMILY. Love;Vonj.

 

 

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 41 “River Nun”

RIVER NUN

  as we talk,

we are wasting away,

walls they stand,

while we sit and wait,

for the rays of the sun,

to bring us life………….

We wonder what was the cause of the wars,

angels fall but no broken bones,

Trees of greed who planted the seeds.

Second part

all that’s left are the prophesies

heads are rolling down a parted sea

land divide themselves

the rivers flow………….

Ships are built,

and they start to trade,

guns are made,

now your a slave,

it is [mourning] as they leave RIVER NUN.

Copyright Vonj 2015

these expressions came through my HEART. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been Musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love;Vonj

 

 

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 21 “Free Dome”

These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj.

                                          Free Dome                                           

Free dome…

free dome is a state of mind,

free dome gives you inspiration for new ideas,

 free dome enriches you without taking from another,

 free dome is not an ambition,

 free dome is will power,

free dome gives us a purpose to live,

free dome makes us human,

free dome should not be a privilege it should be our exercise,

free dome should not be something we need to fight for,

 free dome should be our right to live for…

followed by improvised jam

Vonj copyright 2012

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 20 “Eagles”

These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj.

Eagles

Immigrants – they fight them,

Race – they divide them,

Poor man- they oppress them,

If this is your world view you got to stop the ignorance,

wake up! x3,

Mantra

As a people we need to understand this is an Eagle Invasion

if we want to be enlightened love is the only way….

love is the only way to kill this eagle invasion.

Second Part

Brother man– they Hang,

Teacher – they silence them,

Activist – they shoot them,

if this is your world view we need to stop this ignorance,

wake up x3,

Mantra

As a people we need to understand this is an eagle invasion

if we want to be enlightened love is the only way….

love is the only way to kill this eagle invasion x3

Extension

Its not hard to build, the courage to see you through,

look within its the truth don’t be fooled by the snares surrounding you

Vonj copyright 2011

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 14 “One International”

These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj.

One International

Jamming in a wasted land

Jamming for to make a change

Jamming in a wasted land

Jamming for to numb your pain

Disconcerting how humanity judges in generalisations

if we made that decision to change our ways

we would end this division

don’t you know

Mantra

One International (x3)

Second Part

Jammings going to cure the land

from the disease of greed and ignorance

Jammings going to cure the land

I wonder why they try to take us out, shoot us down!

Humanity must sync to the realization

strength comes in numbers

If we made that decision to change our ways

we would end this division

don’t you know

Mantra

One International (x6)

(Instrumental)

Vonj copyright 2009

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 10 “The Great Becoming”

These are all expressions that came through my heart. I have written these pieces to fit in within a musical format. What you read here has already been musically recorded, I hope you enjoy these messages family. Love; Vonj.

THE GREAT BECOMING

There’s a picture hanging on the wall,

We’ve all seen and some have used it all,

Watch as the picture gazes with its cunning eye,

It sees no colour but can seize your mind,

We stand on the other side of the wall,

Can you hear us calling you from your pain?,

Many have been maimed and named some they fall,

Don’t fall on deaf ears follow our call,

Second Part

Yes I hear them in the misty fields,

Chanting words of misconception,

This effect drains earth toward a slow death,

As where they find purity they pull a trigger,

Tears run down to my heart,

But the wonders of the solace is rising,

Can you feel a change but just can’t see it,

We are in the great becoming,

Resolution envision

I found a place for you,

A million miles away from the dark dark dark,

Can you hear my soul?,

Screaming out to save you,

copyright 2009

Vonj

Dignified Fridays presents – Mind

Greetings Family, Happy Dignified friday people, Yes indeed another new stream I present with love…

“MIND”

I hope you enjoy

feel free to show your support by downloading on Amazone…the direct link shows bellow this sentence

http://www.amazon.com/Mind/dp/B00HY072CS/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1423814547&sr=8-11&keywords=vonj

Or Itunes

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/integration/id794406497

Love Vonj