Artist: Cendrine Marrouat
Label: CD Independent Release 2009
All poems on Rizen are written and performed by Cendrine Marrouat
‘Rizen’ is a spoken word poetry CD written and performed by French-born published author , freelance writer, translator and poet, Cendrine Marrouat. Her newest poetry book, ‘Five Years and Counting, A Journey into the Mind of Soul Poetry’ will be released September 24, 2010. Inspiring others and sharing her gifts of love, enlightenment, and peace, Cendrine carves out her own piece of the world and makes it a sanctuary of relaxation and hope for everyone who is fortunate enough to hear her poetry.
The sixteen tracks on ‘Rizen’ are full of messages of inspiration, love, and hope. Set on a backdrop of nature’s sounds and musical pieces, Rizen is a very relaxing CD to listen to. It invites the listener to meditate in their spirituality and find within themselves the place of inner peace, acceptance and love. Each track is unique, and the sounds and music effects chosen for each are superb and fitting to the piece. Track number 7 ‘Chains’ excerpt: ‘You are an example to the world/ don’t let their bars trap your mind/ if you close your eyes you will see wonders’ is set to piano music with a hint of rain falling in the beginning, transitioning to birds singing toward the end of the track.
Cendrine has the type of melodic voice that can be listened to repeatedly without getting tired of it. The clarity of the CD is excellent, and each word is passionately and precisely performed. I recommend this CD for anyone who wishes a unique experience of listening to poetry with a musical backdrop that will inspire and relax. It is one thing to sit and read a poem to yourself and interpret it, and quite another to listen to a recitation that lends depth and meaning to each poem that just cannot be obtained when reading on your own. ‘Rizen’ is definitely one of my favorite CD’s. As an adult, I seldom have anyone read to me, and it was surprising how pleasant it is to just sit back and listen to the beautiful music and natures sounds, along with the inspiring voice of a poet who portrays her passion in each word she utters. Each track is different, which is one of the things that makes this CD so attractive to a listener, and makes them want to listen more than once.
1) Think Upon Those Things
2) On the Wings of Oblivion
3) Death Unleashed
4) Yes, We Can
5) It’s in Me
6) On a Clear Day
8) A Thankful Prayer
9) I Am
10) Close Your Eyes
11) Captured by the Essence of a Tide
12) Of Human Tides
13) What is Love?
14) Shall We Enjoy the Silence?
15) The Prophecy
16) True Art
Sound Effects and music by: Music-for-video, Sound Jay, Kevin MacLeod, Pac DV, Denis Chardonnet, William Cushman, Free SFX, Joseph Sardin, Loren DiGiorgi, tigersound & dobroide, inchadney.