France - Full Moon 98 - 09/28/04
The Konki Duet
Il Fait Tout Gris
Despite the name there are three women in the Konki Duet; Zoé, Kumi and Tamara. It's delicate
yet strong debut with Kumi singing in French, Japanese and English.
"Tu vas partir sans moi" is heartbreakingly lovely with Kumi singing of a breakup to a sweet
melody. "Il fait tout gris" is an odd cover of Visage's eighties hit "Fade to grey" done in a
beguiling fashion. The sixties French stylings of "On dort mieux quand il pleut" are lovely. "In
the Trees" is a naïve story of two girls sharing secrets in the tree.
Its child-like simplicity is really all one needs in a song. The albums inventive approach is
made in such an inspired fashion throughout that it becomes a pleasure to hear. Pity it's so short.
This is a striking and original debut.
Copyright © 2004 Anna Maria Stjärnell