Kowa : Gemini

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Sell date: 7/2007
Label: CD Baby
Mfg's Catalog#: 5637364
CDC Part#: 1063243
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 Notes & Reviews
Hallo, we are JENNIFER and WIN KOWA living rock and pop music since we are out of our pampers. So if you are in the mood to get involved into some good guitar and vocal arrangements, feel free to join us with your emotions. It is always a problem to describe music, so it also is for us, 'cause there are so many styles in our music like rock, pop, blues, instrumental rock, etc. So you have to find out what fits best to your emotions. If you found out please let us know -statements are always welcome-. Anyway all the music we recorded is done with a lot of soul so just let yourself go and listen to what we did for you!!! JENNIFER and WIN History: JENNIFER started gigging at the age of 13. She was founder and singer of the Prog Rock-Band Octopus. 1976 Octopus released their first album 'The Boat of Thoughts', 1978 a second album 'The Ocean of Rock' followed. WIN joined Octopus in 1978. Octopus was an important part and a driving force in the 'Rock against Racism Movement' in Germany. Highlight was the 'Rock gegen Rechts' Open-Air-Festival in Frankfurt with more than 60.000 people in 1979. 1979 Octopus released the album 'Rubber Angel'. At the end of 1979 JENNIFER and WIN left Octopus. Beside singing JENNIFER started to play bass. So they only needed a drummer to form the power trio THE RADIO in 1982. In the following years they played over 1000 gigs in Germany and Europe and headlined lots of Open-Air-Festivals. JENNIFER and WIN became endorser for SENNHEISER, PAISTE and ROLAND. In 1992 IC-Digit offered WIN and JENNIFER a worldwide record deal. 3 Instrumental CDs named WIN KOWA (Discovery Drive, Touchdown and Imagination) were released from 1992-1995. For the idea to involve JENNIFER's exceptional voice -non lingual- as an instrument, they responded a lot of appreciation. In consequence of all those positive reactions 2 CDs, now named -KOWA- (African Moments and Nippon Moments) were produced in 1996 and 1997. JENNIFER's voice supported by African friends and other Ethno musicians completed the brilliant combination of interesting voice design and remarkable guitar solos. Among other things KOWA was invited to join compilations with Vangelis, Mike Oldfield, Kitaro, Andy Summers and Dido. They also became part of the CafE del Sol and CafE del Mar series. At the same time KOWA went on producing commercials for international campaigns. They achieved awards all over the world. The Gold Comprix in London, the Golden Award of Montreux and Finalist of the Golden Globe in New York. In 2000 they produced the last CD (American Moments) for IC-Digit. In June 2007 JENNIFER and WIN released their new CD (Gemini) on their own label ROUGE RECORDS worldwide exclusively distributed by CD Baby, Portland USA. And there is more to come ....... CrItica: Kowa es el resultado de la uniOn musical de Jennifer y Win Kowa, artistas con amplia trayectoria, que lanzaron en el aNo 2007 este Album, Gemini, bajo su propio sello discogrAfico. Este hecho les permite crear un disco personal en el cual quedan evidenciadas determinadas seNas de identidad. En primer tErmino se aprecia una evidente fusiOn de estilos donde la mejor baza reside en aquellos temas que beben del prog-rock, asI como del rock (con ligera esencia a blues, en mi opiniOn), por ser aquellos que consiguen homogeneizar el conjunto del disco y le dan el toque de fuerza y emociOn precisos para hacer de la escucha de Gemini una interesante experiencia, con momentos memorables y quizAs con algUn tema que rompe la coherencia del conjunto (como los cortes 3 y 5). El disco abre sus puertas con New York, quizAs el tema mAs elaborado, por la gratificante uniOn de sensaciones: la recreaciOn del ambiente urbano (representado por elementos del trip hop), la diversidad (presencia sutil de lo Etnico), la sofisticaciOn e intensidad (con la apariciOn de los teclados justo antes del fraseo final con la guitarra, a partir de los 3 minutos). Buena utilizaciOn armOnica y brillante progresiOn melOdica en un tema sobresaliente. Late Night Shuffle es el particular Great Gig in the Sky de Kowa, o eso puede parecer

New York
The Eyes of a Child
Slave of Emotions
Late Night Shuffle
Private Moments
I Can Feel the Heat
Walking on Stiletto
Indian Rave
Gemini's Eyes