An extraordinary exploration of pure vocal power and sensual expression, The Zen Kiss is a highly personal vision of a woman working on the boundaries of convention.
released May 3, 1994
Produced by Steve Coe. Mixed at Real World Studios, Wiltshire, England, November 1993. Mixing engineer Stuart Bruce. Assistant mixing engineer James Cadsky. Recorded at the Coachhouse, Clifton, Bristol. Recorded by Andy Allen and Rik Dowding in the two weeks around the Neptune/ Uranus conjuction of October 1993.
Mastered by Ian Cooper at Metropolis, London.
All drones played or sung by Steve Coe and Sheila Chandra.
All songs written and arranged by Steve Coe and Sheila Chandra except ‘En Mireal del Penal’ by Arroyo/Benito.
Art Direction by Michael Coulson, Real World. Designed by Tony Stiles, Real World. Design Consultation Assorted Images. Series identity Garry Mouat. Photography by Sheila Rock.
Ever since this came across and I took a chance on its intrigue, this has been one of those albums I knew I would absolutely be owning forever. It's such a mesmerizing, cohesive piece and once the symphony steps in, it becomes utterly transcendent. It's one of the best pure pieces of music I've ever heard. I hope one day to hear a live performance, even if it's local musicians and a symphony, just to hear it in that space. giventofly87
Another odds 'n' sods collection, this time focusing on the groop's late 90s and 00s material. Definitely an interesting phase for them, with plenty of ups and downs to navigate their creativity through. Dense and rewarding! Lord Dubious