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Black Tears

Rajna

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Serving as a handy single-disc introduction for newcomers, plus an overview with rarities for the hardcore, Black Tears serves to showcase Rajna's own overtly post-Dead Can Dance approach to music pretty well. (Credit to them for not merely including their cover of that band's "Cantara," but mentioning Lisa Gerrard in the thank you list.) Starting and ending with two versions of the title song, an otherwise unreleased effort, Black Tears lives up to the melodrama of its name well -- if, as mentioned, the band works in a now-well-trodden field, its own spin on the mix-and-match approach of world musics with a darker undertow is often murkily captivating. By mostly (if not always) forgoing the heavy percussion that marks many DCD songs at their best in favor of gentler beats and slower tempos, when present, Rajna explores a more meditative approach, not exactly consciously ambient but conducive to reflection and the feeling of a distanced ritual, laden with electronic textures and plenty of hammered dulcimer parts. Jeanne Lefebvre's singing is appropriately haunting, while Fabrice Lefebrve's arrangements, if of a piece, are still duly mood setting. Of the new or rare numbers, highlights would include "Sien," where Jeanne stretches her vocal capacities in a beautiful fashion while the extremely measured arrangement slowly unfolds below, and the striking "Kalimbha," with a simple but extremely effective string part that adds definite drama to the proceedings. "Shushai," with its open embrace of a polite but still propulsive enough dance beat, is perhaps the most surprising, but the duo rides out the combination well. Other selections like "Mona Lyssa" are fine enough but more continuations of previous approaches, though they're still perfectly listenable as is.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

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Black Tears (Edit)
00:01:28

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

2
Traoma
00:06:57

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

3
Sanctuary
00:04:45

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

4
Pearl Of Ashes
00:04:47

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

5
Glorian
00:04:56

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

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Sién
00:03:54

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

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The Door Of Serenity
00:06:06

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

8
Mona Lyssa
00:03:49

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

9
Shalai
00:03:05

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

10
Cantara
00:05:14

Rajna, Performer - Lisa Gerrard, Composer, Writer - Brendon Perry, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

11
Kalimbha
00:05:16

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

12
Shushai
00:03:43

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

13
Dervishing
00:05:06

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

14
Aswan
00:05:39

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

15
Trehya Man
00:04:21

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

16
Buried Philae
00:04:55

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

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Black Tears
00:04:35

Rajna, Performer - Jeanne Lefebvre, Composer, Writer - Fabrice Lefebvre, Composer, Writer

2005 Holy Records 2005 Holy Records

Album Description

Serving as a handy single-disc introduction for newcomers, plus an overview with rarities for the hardcore, Black Tears serves to showcase Rajna's own overtly post-Dead Can Dance approach to music pretty well. (Credit to them for not merely including their cover of that band's "Cantara," but mentioning Lisa Gerrard in the thank you list.) Starting and ending with two versions of the title song, an otherwise unreleased effort, Black Tears lives up to the melodrama of its name well -- if, as mentioned, the band works in a now-well-trodden field, its own spin on the mix-and-match approach of world musics with a darker undertow is often murkily captivating. By mostly (if not always) forgoing the heavy percussion that marks many DCD songs at their best in favor of gentler beats and slower tempos, when present, Rajna explores a more meditative approach, not exactly consciously ambient but conducive to reflection and the feeling of a distanced ritual, laden with electronic textures and plenty of hammered dulcimer parts. Jeanne Lefebvre's singing is appropriately haunting, while Fabrice Lefebrve's arrangements, if of a piece, are still duly mood setting. Of the new or rare numbers, highlights would include "Sien," where Jeanne stretches her vocal capacities in a beautiful fashion while the extremely measured arrangement slowly unfolds below, and the striking "Kalimbha," with a simple but extremely effective string part that adds definite drama to the proceedings. "Shushai," with its open embrace of a polite but still propulsive enough dance beat, is perhaps the most surprising, but the duo rides out the combination well. Other selections like "Mona Lyssa" are fine enough but more continuations of previous approaches, though they're still perfectly listenable as is.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

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