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/

Ruach News: Take heart! 29/07/16

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Love & Unity people, I hope we have all had a positive & progressive week, This has been one of those inspiring yet heavy weeks for me personally, I recently learned that my great family friend, brother Julius Mutunga passed away this week. This came too sudden for the family, As this guy was a sent angel to us, This is one of those people of whom very few if not none could walk in his shoes. One strong individual!, Just like my father was, whom also has transcended. I remember me & Julius always talked about recording an album together, But the opportunity never came to pass. So I suppose we will Jam Again, But in another realm of existence, the higher entities. We love Julius, Rest in Power brother!, (on the picture Julius is on the electric guitar, & that’s Lil Vonj smiling on the bass)

My experiences in life have been extreme, especially for someone still in his 20s, we have witnessed & experienced the very WORST & the very BEST of the things in life, But this means nothing If one is not learning from experience, & through this  we come to understand our purpose in life, There are reasons why we are exposed to certain experiences. For me I realize that In actual fact I am in a privileged state, Because now I am able to share my experiences to others, providing comfort, motivation,  &  elevation to the people who are going through certain situations.

I try to use music as my MAIN vehicle to disseminate resolutions to people, I always have, & I will always will.

So with Spirit we remain working against the grain 24/7 Literally, because we also note down our dreams, “one of the greatest key parts in our life experience”.

Take heart people!.

The album Ruach is out on 261 stores online, You can’t miss it!.
I-Tunes being the most popular choice for downloads, Here is a special link to the 3 singles we released.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/ruach-single/id1138394081

Physical copies can be ordered directly through http://vonjruach.com/shop

I also learned that a few tracks are already in rotation on certain obscure radio stations!, so keep an ear out! As we are officially international!.

I will let you know when the new video is out on our channels.

We really thank you all for your support. Keep spreading the word.

Love & Unity from the RUACH family.

Vonj, Carmine, Martin, Mat, Garry.

Have a great weekend family.

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 50 “Song of Soul”

Song of soul

Song of Soul

The morning is cool and breezy,

its time for a new release,

the good and the bad has passed me,

I welcome you in,

Yes I do invit you in this space,

you will experience love and laughter,

Mantra

fighting on earth,

is a waste of time on your soul,

Second part

truth is all we should know,

you should not fear the valley,

row your boat you will only get stronger,

and you will arrive enlightened,

Yes I do invit you in this space

you will experience love and laughter

Mantra

fighting on earth,

is a waste of time on your soul,

Third part,

stealing, killing,

this is why we die young,

building, healing,

that’s what we are born for….

|Exit|

its Do Re Mi L.O.V.E. U.N.I.T.Y. that’s what we live for..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 22 “Satyagraha”

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.

“Satyagraha”

Fighter why don’t you tell me this?,

do you fight for the world or for your soul,

hunger will always be unsatisfied,

to those who look for happiness in silver and gold, 

seasons come and seasons go and with it change,

but the question is that do we direct and control the change, 

In this place of decadence,

In this house of violence,

In this land of pretence,

we just need to fight for the truth, 

In this environment of detriment,

Find the truth, 

and so to impede what justifies an end to mankind,

don’t forget the lessons left by our ancestors,  

I know somehow deep within that there is no  life without purpose,

The feeling of purpose is defined by the feeling we have deep inside,

of which we may call consciousness,

In experience our lives can lead us into a dungeon of doubt,

to whatever is really the truth,

so we must train our minds never to be dogmatic about anything,

for it is only an OPEN mind that we will find any truth,

Peace and Love to Everyone.

Vonj copyright 2012

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 16 “Time to Change the Game”

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.

TIME TO CHANGE THE GAME

Is it you or is it me

there’s no story’s in the papers

is it you or is it me

on the TV screens pretenders

is it you or is it me

jokers on the radio

now this is personal

exploitation exaltation

money is the name of their game

Mantra

It is time to change the game

It is time to pave a new way

Second part

That was then this should be now

put true emotion to motion

that was then this should be now

put the notion to creation

that was then this should be now

get on your feet and lead the fleet

now this is personal

Exploitation exaltation

Money is the name of their game

Mantra

It is time to change the game

It is time to pave a new way (x2)

Extension

Sleepless nights I watch the sunrise after the dawning I cant help but realize…how the world could get better if we put fear aside

Mantras

It is time to change the game

It is time to pave a new way (x2)

Vonj Copyright 2010

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 12 “Heart”

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.

                                                          HEART                                                                                                                  

 

I see the sun outside my window

but it is cold out there

under the sun a paradox

Contradictions legislate

the highest mountain is down to earth and that’s the truth

while our tall ego’s drive the lands apart

the trees wave the sky’s and that’s no lie

while we wave love goodbye

Mantras

We have come a long ways

we should know right from wrong

when will we ever understand the way to our hearts 

Second part

The bells ring and mourning springs

a parallel to what they desire

for the state of the government

a symphony played by the deaf

we need to know the situation

if we want to change a generation

listen and learn

politics are everywhere

stagger those unaware

Feel this words 

Mantras

We have come a long ways

we should know right from wrong

when will we ever understand the way to our hearts

Vonj Copyright 2009

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

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 8 “Emancipation Song”

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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.

I can’t understand,

How people say they see trouble,

but they don’t do nothing about it,

Can you, can you justify,

How you accept the falsities,

and fall ashamed of what the truth is,

All, all of us now,

trapped in a game that mankind created…

To bring us down.

MANTRA

The day will come,

a revolution will arise,

will you be there,

To sing a song of emancipation.

SECOND PART

Peace will never come,

If we focus on material and avoid togetherness now,

Freedom will fade away,

If we keep discriminating judging people like we are god,

Love will never last…

If we keep on hating slating rating wasting one another ,

MANTRA

The day will come,

a revolution will arise,

will you be there,

To sing a song of emancipation.

copyright 2009

Vonj

Vonj – Words of songs Chapter 3 “Page of an Age”

 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. 

     PAGE OF AN AGE      

I was born in a land

where the ground was complete

flew back in time

where I came to meet my destiny

made many friends

I never made an enemy

because of one thing we agreed

the world is out of unity..

one thing we agree

the world is out of unity!

Mantra

We have come a long ways

We should know right from wrong

when will we ever understand

The way to our heart

Second part

reflection flashed through my screen last night

the deception was blinding

a transceiver through my speaker woke me up at dawn

through my ears come waves of misconception

Sometimes I want to stay away

pay no heed to what’s really going on

but I realise

there’s a battle to be won

I realise

there’s a battle to be one

Rp-Mantra

We have come a long ways

We should know right from wrong

when will we ever understand

The way to our heart

Copyright 2009

Vonj

Dignified Fridays presents – Polarity

Peace family, it is indeed dignified Friday once again: for the record and for your enlightenment… tonight we present Polarity; the 6th track off my album “INTEGRATION”. hope you enjoy while delving into a prosperous weekend.

harmony

Vonj