DJINN – LE MYSTERE DES CHATS by LOUISA JOHN-KROL (Prikosnovenie Records)
“A cat’s eyes are windows …into another world” – an old saying that comes to ultra vivid life thanks to the wondrous compositions of Louisa John-Krol. Based out of Australia, Louisa John-Krol has developed a loyal following throughout the world with her distinctive brand of timeless faerie music. Djinn – Le Mystere Des Chats is her latest epic, inspired by her own cats Djinn and Dulcinea as well as other extraordinary creatures of the feline persuasion. This is Louisa’s 6th solo record to date, and the first one where the title does not start with the letter “A.” The tales of intrigue begin with the Cauldron Of Morning, and the enchanted reveries bewitch the listener throughout the 15-song recording.
Blue Beyond The Sky is lushly romantic in scope – surely one of the very best tales the artist has spun in her illustrious career. I Am The Djinn is another sweeping piece of artistry that weaves its magical spell as told through the mystifying eyes of one of Louisa’s cats. Another cat Dulcinea has a playful tune dedicated to her – a brief yet lively escapade. Beautiful Lie is infused with a mischievous flair and all kinds of fascinating instrumentations. Other tracks of remarkable note include the haunting Tree, the abstract perfection of Lu-Lu In The Hall Of Dreaming Cats, and the sweeping strains of Djinn’s final track entitled Colours Of Angels.
Djinn – Le Mystere Des Chats is an ethereal work of epic proportions, an imaginative masterpiece that should be cherished by all who want to venture into a land of enchanted faeries and impish cats. Enchanting the world since 1996, Louisa John-Krol is at the height of her musical creativity – Djinn and her many other musical projects are vastly rewarding experiences well worth checking into. Fans of Loreena McKennitt and Kate Bush should especially take note…
(Review by Kenneth Morton)
Info: http://www.myspace.com/louisajohnkrol! (Kenneth Morton)