Boomkat Product Review:
Life is a mystery. What’s more impressive is that some people are gifted with the ability to express this mystery in an artistic way.
"The ten very different titles devoted to different languages and proverbs take us on a journey throughout the emotional worlds of human existence. Or can the interpretation be psychologized at this point and should we rather speak of the journey throughout his sentiment? Mario Hammer's music is a time of reflection and pondering. He calls it life experience. We may be part of this realization and perhaps will be aware of how often we can find ourselves within the tracks.
It is both the creativity, as well as the enormous sensitivity to sounds and sound colors that make up this album. For fourteen months Mario Hammer, in collaboration with Josef Steinbüchel, has developed an emotion and sound carousel that not only touches our senses, but also stimulates us to think.
The album is pleasantly and gently opened with the track Y'aburnee (Arabic) and triggers an emotional chaos, almost by mistake, by its clever composition. Can I be selfish when it comes to the death of another loved one? Tarvotur (Icelandic) gives no answer to this question, because instead, tears may be the answer. It is up to each individual to decide whether these tears spring from sadness, joy or anger. They are present within this track, proving to be an excellent way to answer a question that may have no answer, as Mamihlapinatapai (Yaghan) represents us further. The proverb encompasses the meaning of a wordless but meaningful gaze shared by two people, who wish to initiate something, but still hesitate to take the first step.
Is Je L'ai Câlissée Là (French) the end of this story?
At first it seems so, because the track moves us into a thoughtful, and increasingly saddened mood, and comes to a conclusion, abruptly ending with something that one felt as beautiful, as romantic and grand. Soft tones embrace the painful thought of having to send this only person away, someone who has held this hand for so long and would never have willingly let go, but in the end did just that.
The deep impulses that lead the track Tenalach (Irish) after a thoughtful phase, suggests something different. Pain is part of love. Both are indispensable in a rhythmic and mutually dependent combination. It makes no difference whether we cover up feelings, or lie to ourselves with a view into the sky, life consists of Gezelligheid (Dutch), as the corresponding track expresses greatly. A mesmerizing mixture of slow and fast rhythms fit into an unstoppable, yet pleasant ride."