The RuAch Album Review series

Peace & Blessings People,

I have just created an album review page at http://vonjruach.com/album-review/

I would like to thank Marc from Proggnosis for reviewing the latest album RuAch. which you can read bellow at your leisure.  More reviews will be posted soon.

Blessings – Vonj

Ruach album Reviewed by Marc From Proggnosis, in Canada.
I really did not know what to expect before listening to Ruach by Vonj, a Kenya born artist now living in the UK. Looking at his website made me prepare myself for ambient or even meditation music. Well only after a few seconds listening to Ruach I knew my supposition was way off.

What we get on this very good album is a mixture of R&B, Jazz, Pop, Soul, Blues, Hard Rock and even a hint of Prog.  Vonj is the main man of this musical project. He plays Bass, Guitar and is also the lead vocalist. He is a great lead singer. To me his voice is pretty close to George Benson’s, but Vonj often sings with more muscle than Benson. His guitar playing, always excellent, ranges from very smooth and silky to almost Hendrix like at times, and he shows equal dexterity on the bass. Vonj is supported by excellent musicians on percussions and drums with Carmine Manfredi contributing some cool saxophone on the jazzier tracks.

As much as I can tell all the songs (but one) are original compositions, covering a variety of genres while still remaining coherent enough to give Ruach an album feel, not just being a collection of  tracks. The last song, a cover of Stevie Wonder’s ”Superstition” is done in a bluesy way that made me completely rediscover it. A great finish to an excellent album.

Ruach is perhaps not the proggiest album I will review this year, but it is certainly one I will continue to listen to on many occasions. Highly recommended indeed.

https://www.proggnosis.com/Release/49346

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 49 “Song of Dreams”

dreams

“Song of dreams”

I see my life,

a stone being chipped,

the world made me rough,

but my edge is sharp,

the dreams I had, have all come true,

But I dream a new,

to reach out to you,

Mantra

Dream, make your dreams manifest,

Spring something new,

 that is why we are here,

Second Part 

ego people,

can break your heart,

but I remain humble,

and run them down,

love takes courage,

love needs silence,

silence springs dreams

so that you can sour,

Mantra

Dream, make your dreams manifest,

Spring something new,

 that is why we are here,

X2

Third part

so have no fear,

for dreams are really there to help you,

watch, look, and see, and pay attention,

for every silent symbol there is a reason,

there is always a becoming,

so witness what is beneath your eye’s,

Forth part

Dream,

not for money for that is a nightmare,

Dream,

that you are a king or a queen pick up your crown,

Dream,

how to inspire peace and harmony,

Dream,

a better way to communicate,

Dream,

How to stop the [tell lie vision],

Dream,

methods of how to stop all wars,

Mantra 

Dream, make your dreams manifest,

Spring something new,

 that is why we are here,

X2,

Vonj copyright 2014

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

 

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 9 “Third Person Domicile”

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.

Third Person Domicile

Fighter why don’t you tell me this,

Do you fight for the world or for your soul?,

Hunger will always be unsatisfied,

For those who look for happiness in silver and gold,

We find our place in many lands,

Loose our minds to the wrong hand,

With the wrath around that ridged corner,

And in existent middle what will you honour?,

MANTRA.

In this place I fight for you,

In this place I cry for you,

Nothing can make me fail,

 Serpents and lions won’t make me turn away,

In this place I give my life for you,

SECOND PART

bewilderment is amplified,

to the defence of a militant,

Seasons come seasons and seasons go,

The question is do we have control,

Only growth will reveal rectitude, 

To impede what justifies an end to men,

Don’t forget the lesson left in Jerusalem,    

Third Part Into Concluding Mantra

Place, House, Land, Change, X2

In this place decadence, in this house violence in this land of pretence, fight for right,

In this place of punishment in this house of argument, in this land of detriment.. fight for right

Place, House, Land Change, X2

Copyright 2009

Vonj