Jocelyn Pook is the viola player and jingle composer who gave us the music for the Delta Airlines and Orange adverts
, the latter featuring the sampled voice of Kathleen Ferrier singing "Blow the Wind Southerly". Five of the 11 tracks on her latest album, Untold Things
, are also built around samples, in this case world musics of a mostly middle eastern flavour. Pook's contribution on these tracks is to extend the inflections of the sample, colour in the background, mimic the nasal singing and underpin it with a ubiquitous drone. Born of the samples, Pook's music is folksy and modal. Even the six tracks not governed by sampling sound as if they are. The drone and the flattened seconds and sevenths are still there. One of the constant factors is the haunting, breathy voice of Melanie Pappenheim, who spends most of her life in recording studios. She sings an invented, meaningless language, a sort of lazy scat, so that it is only possible to identify tracks by the instruments used. Yet this proves difficult because in "Butterfly Song" a hefty bass is heard but not listed and in "Saints and Sinners" a wind instrument like a crumhorn is clearly audible yet uncredited. In fact you cannot be sure that you are listening to what you are listening to at all. In the end, the lethal combination of frustration and monotony do for this product. --Rick Jones
Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.