Even though this is meant to be an album review, I feel tempted to actually treat it like a scientific study and call this article “The Curious Case Of Karen Salicath Jamali”.
It is indeed a truly remarkable story, one that ultimately leads into audible warmth and comfort in the recently released “Young Rain” album by Karen Salicath Jamali.
So many questions arise from it, but most importantly, it perhaps confirms a fundamental understanding held by many including me – that we are infinite beings with infinite knowledge and wisdom which is somehow locked and accessible within us.
Now, to get straight to the point. The wonderful and soothing piano arrangements that you hear throughout this spectacular album, weren’t even in the picture up until a couple of years ago. When Karen experienced a near death accident and sustained a serious brain injury, but wait for it… this is where it gets weird – she was previously unable to play piano until the accident!
Now, how can one process this kind of information without being completely and utterly mesmerised? I believe people like Karen are very rare indeed and they surface as a direct manifestation of the universe to teach us something. Kind of like an avatar for the universal and infinite mind.
I know it’s deep and some of you will probably find it hard to understand what I’m talking about so I’ll just stick to art & music… To put it simply, Karen is unbelievably talented and special. “Young Rain” has intriguing healing properties that can take you on a magical journey of wonder and discovery. It is relaxing and it combines piano harmonies which remind us that everyday is a new chance to celebrate life.
Karen’s talent aren’t just limited to beautiful melodies and caring renditions – she’s actually multi-talented. Having graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, School of Design in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1991, the Danish-born American, now based in New York, has been working as a painter, sculptor and photographer for the past 30 years. She’s also been involved in over 100 solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including the famous Louvre Museum in Paris, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Monreale, Italy, and the Kume Museum in Tokyo.
I mean… what more can you say to that? Slay girl… just slay!
Karen has to be the highlight of the year for me, hands down, the most charismatic artist I’ve reviewed this year. Her story makes the “Young Rain” album an exceptional piece as well, one that I probably won’t forget and a story that I will tell everyone and anyone that I believe should hear -The day when I got to write about Karen Salicath Jamali.
You can stream it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/young-rain/id1121488472