Jet Kanashi | Enjoy the Sadness

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Enjoy the Sadness

by Jet Kanashi

Electronic Euro-pop with acoustic guitars and a deep male vocal, Bits of Japanese thrown into english songs of love, lust, and loss.
Genre: Electronic: Electronica
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1. Little World
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3:09 album only
2. When Our Eyes Meet
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4:50 album only
3. Legendary Fool
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5:35 album only
4. Darkest Place
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3:42 album only
5. Mune
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4:55 album only
6. Song for Him
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6:22 album only
7. Nantokana
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3:44 album only
8. A Reason to Hate Me
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4:57 album only
9. Yes, Baby
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3:52 album only
10. Thought it was Love
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5:11 album only
11. Demon Lover
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4:53 album only
12. Enjoy the Sadness
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4:45 album only


Album Notes
\"Enjoy the Sadness,\" was Jet Kanashi\'s, now Joel Evan, debut album. The album received much praise from the gay media when it was released in 2007.

From the mysterious and alluring world of Jet Kanshi comes Enjoy the Sadness, an original 12 track album of love, lust, and the strange honesty people have come to love about Jet. Includes the chemically charged, \"Mune\" and Jet\'s gift to sadness, \"When Our Eyes Meet.\"

About the album: This album is a tribute to who I used to be. It’s not that I am not that person anymore, as I am a little, but the songs here are a representation of the thoughts I’ve had over the course of my life. People have asked me why I named this cd “Enjoy the Sadness,” as it sounds like an oxymoron. How does one enjoy that which makes him or her sad? I’m a very nostalgic person and I enjoy looking back on things that I’ve done, where I’ve been. The thing is, I remember a lot of unhappy times and I realize that I have spent most of my life feeling unfulfilled, feeling sad about not having things that I thought I deserved. At the same time I am able to look back on those times and realize why I felt sad and I why I felt I was lacking things, and it makes me feel good to know that I can look back on those times not with a sense of guilt, but with an understanding that I no longer have to feel sad because I know better now of how to improve my life. In that way I can “enjoy the sadness,” and I hope that when you hear these songs you too will be able to look back on your life and enjoy learning about who you were, and in turn, enjoy your own sadness.


12 Original Songs, Words by Jet Kanashi, Music by Craig Lawrence ( c2007 Jet Kanashi


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dan szurgyjlo

nice background music
really liked the CD. some of the songs were true to the heart. the background music was awesome. thanks Jet

Terri D. for

Excellent euro-pop CD. Pick up a copy today!
How does one enjoy the sadness? Close your eyes and listen to this brilliant work of songwriter Jet Kanashi. Lyrically he is so far above good; He soars! The Electronic Euro-pop-revved special song "Mune" is such a tastefully orchestrated song, talented lyrically beyond most. The big booming sound of bass intro to "Yes, Baby" causes the song to explode with emotions as it picks up speed, breaking into a dance groove, and our pick as favorite track on this journey of essential pop music. Pick up a copy of this CD, and you will also enjoy the sadness for sure!

Roberto Guzman

Sadness Be Welcome...!
A whole new meaning to Sadness...! Jet Kanashi's unique and melancholic voice, in conjunction with sounds reminiscent of the best of the British pop and retro music, will immediately transport you to a world full of Namida... Track number ten "Thought It Was Love" is an amazing creation that takes this wonderful album to unexpected heights... A pleasant surprise and the birth of a new star...!


Excellent CD!
Everything about this CD draws in your attention. The title catches your eye and gets your brain working, the lyrics bring in a sense of wonder, Jet's clear voice and unaltered tone adds the emotion and brings it all to life, then the music sets it in motion. The songs are cleverly arranged in an order that keeps your attention and won't let you attempt to skip around from one song to the next, and to truely meet the test its one of those CD's that you would take the long way home just to be able to hear it all. It's met the challange for me in that is has survived in the CD player of my car for four days now...and theres something to be said for that as I do a lot of driving. I kind of wonder if the person(s) the songs are about feels like a giant jackass now.

steve bickers

Great voice and a good mix of music
This cd is very good. Great voice and a good mix of music. Thanks Jet.


Wonderfully retro, great driving music, brings back early 90s...
Great retro vibe with a modern sound...easily listenable, flow is perfect...only complaint is that this CD could have used a once over with a pitch corrector, and a bit of vocal coaching...otherwise, I love it anyway, and listen to it all the time...Peace

Steven Kent Murphy

Electric yet earthy vocals, not being afraid to sound human.
Blue Moods and Depeche Modes!

There's no question that Jet Kanashi has been storing up his passion for this very electric and passionate album! Chalk this up to Kanashi's ability to write lyrics and songwriter/producer/arranger Craig Lawrence. Jet, there's allot of words here. Better start your next album, quick! Songs range from titles such as A Reason To Hate Me and Demon Lover to Enjoy the Sadness and Darkest Place.

The vocals are prominent in the mix, in a grunge style at times, with no apologies for sounding down to earth vocally. Jet Kanashi's roots here obviously include the beloved Erasure/Yaz and Depeche Mode. But Jet Kanashi is certainly not a spinoff of Bell or Moyet. Kanashi's vocal style is Rock/Fusion, not afraid of visiting his electronic roots from time to time.

We all have had love relationships go awry at times. Thank you Jet and Craig for helping all of our hearts to set the record straight.


--Steven Kent Murphy, professor of music, Indiana University School of Music, Indianapolis, Indiana.