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|Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:30 am Post subject: MIZIK MIZIK CD SONG BY SONG KM OFFICIAL REVIEW!
|Sorry I procrastinated on this, now I finally got the chance to listen to all the songs on the cd. Here is the MIZIK MIZIK "SONG BY SONG" CD review like we've been doing.
*MAL: The GEM of the cd. The song that caused me NOT to listen to the other songs on the cd for the whole month that I've had it. The song that kept me from giving my review. The "REWIND BUTTON" ALL-STAR on the cd. If after that you don't have an idea how much I think of the song, get a life. (Joke). The subject is deep, and it is also the only "dark" song on the cd in terms of mood. Everything about the song suggests that it does not have the "usual" qualities to become a hit song, but by the same token, it is its uniqueness that will make it stand out from the rest of the cd, and will forcefully grab your attention whether you want it or not.
*RANMASSE KONPA: An uptempo "VOYE MONTE STYLEE" with a nod to some of our HMI legends/icons, and popular groups/artists. Should be a good song at bals.
*LA VI KA BEL: Nice mellow touch to the track highlighted by an excellent acoustic guitar. The relaxing touch to the song gives it a cool different feel/vibe. The complexity of the arrangements make it shine, and make it work. The chorul is "cool" as in good.
*PARADI NAN LANFER: Vintage Mizik Mizik track. A very good choice by the producers to drop this song as the first single off the cd. Those who loved "WEBE" and "LE NAP FE LANMOU", will embrace this track with open arms. They will eat it up. It has the potential of being a huge hit for the band. 10 sou 10 on every musical angle with this track. The 'OU PATA FEM' SA" and "RINMIN'W" choruses are like drinking a COCA COLA right after eating a nice tasty pizza. Great stuff. There must be something wrong singing a chorus where you are whining about an injustice done to you, but yet, you feel joyful and happy singing the chorus "SI TELLEMENT CHORUS LAN BEL".
*PA GIN MOUN KI GIN MOUN: Very important/deep message in there that is treated nicely in a funny way. No one really owns/knows anyone. "TRUST" issue put into play. Nice bal track with an excellent guitar/keyboard mix towards the middle of the song.
*CHAVIRE: The funny thing is, this version sounds much different than the single that was released many months ago. Nice different zouk"y" touch, not what is usually served on a Mizik Mizik menu. Gilbert Ravix on the vocals.
*NOU LA: Lovers/Relationship anthem. Couples will relate to the words on this song talking about despite obstacles, they were still able to make it work. Nice "ROCK" guitars from Keke in there, with a touch of CADENCE RAMPA at the end of the song.
*PA GEN REZON: Nice twoubadou feel to it with MIKA BENJAMIN helping out on the tune sung by Gilbert Ravix. There is also a nice change of pace in the middle of the song with an excellent "call and chant". The musicianship is awesome.
All in all, the crew delivered a solid product that sounds NOTHING like anybody else has out there on the market. In other words, it is MIZIK MIZIK. "MAL" and "PARADI NAN LANFER" are the MAJOR HITS to me off the cd.
Good/solid piece of work by the crew. I will say it now, ERIC CHARLES is one of the most underrated ARTISTS in the HMI.
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