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Joi Sound System – a 22 track double album compiled from Joi’s three gloriously inventive albums: 1999’s One and One is One, 2000’s We Are Three and 2007’s Without Zero, plus three bonus tracks.
Three sublime albums. A dazzling assemblage of tracks. Choosing a Best Of was never doing to be easy. “It was as if the tracks chose themselves,” says Farook of a double album that opens with bonus track and former NME Single of the Week, ‘A Desert Storm’.
“When I looked back at the way the titles fell, right from ‘A Desert Storm’ to ‘We Need Your Vote’, from ‘Show Me Love’ to ‘Asian Vibes’, from ‘World of Colours’ to ‘Flying With You’, I saw they were telling the story of Joi in words and in music.”
* * * * A superb album full of unexpected twists and turns of such inventiveness that they have the power to stop you in your tracks.
R2 – Rock N Reel Magazine (UK)
* * * * An often mesmerising set of ambient techno and Asian fusion.
* * * * It is impressive how current the music of Joi still sounds.
Songlines Magazine (UK)