Ahn Trio: Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac
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||Dies Irie||Ahn Trio||4:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Magic Hour||Ahn Trio||2:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||My Funny Valentine||Ahn Trio||4:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac||Ahn Trio||3:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Big My Secret||Ahn Trio||2:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||All I Want||Ahn Trio & Susie Suh||5:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Heart Asks Pleasure First||Ahn Trio||3:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dream||Ahn Trio||4:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Oblivion||Ahn Trio||4:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Song on the Land||Ahn Trio||5:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Is Not America||Ahn Trio||5:19||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Solitary Singer||Ahn Trio||5:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac (Tao of Sound Remix)||Ahn Trio||5:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Song on the Land (DJ Spooky Remix)||Ahn Trio||4:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Is Not America (superdrive - This Is America Mix)||Ahn Trio||5:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||My Funny Valentine (Ra.D - My Funny Baby Mix)||Ahn Trio||4:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Solitary Singer (Jin By Jin Remix)||Ahn Trio||5:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dream (Jin By Jin Remix)||Ahn Trio||5:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Heart Asks Pleasure First (DJ Spooky Remix)||Ahn Trio||3:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Sisters Lucia, Angella, and Maria Ahn continue to support their favorite composers on their fifth album, Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac. Kenji Bunch wrote the title piece along with several others, and familiar names such as Michael Nyman, Ronn Yedidia, and Astor Piazzolla also contribute. The Ahns also make another pass at the David Bowie hit "This Is Not America," which appeared previously on Ahn-Plugged. But the most interesting selections are the unfamiliar ones. Bunch gives them an arrangement of Rodgers & Hart's "My Funny Valentine" that is practically unrecognizable until the violin takes up the melody; it sounds like what might happen if Piazzolla met Richard Rodgers. And the sisters collaborate with singer/songwriter Susie Suh on "All I Want," her throaty, disembodied alto voice emphasizing the melancholy tone. As this suggests, the Ahn Trio is anything but traditional, and the performances have bits of electronic processing here and there, while still keeping them in the classical crossover realm. When the initial 12 tracks are finished and the four concluding remixes kick in, however, all bets are off. Tao of Sound, DJ Spooky, Superdrive, and Ra.D add percussion, edit, and rap over earlier tracks, taking the Ahn Trio from the concert hall to the dancehall. Traditionalists might be aghast, but this is a typical move for the young, eclectic performers
Bold and Beautiful!
This recording is a breath of fresh air and beautifully done! I wholeheartedly praise that the Ahn Trio made a move to step out of the "safe haven" of traditional classical covers and challenged listeners' expectations through commissioned works and collaborations with DJs. While I can see how some of their interpretations may not agree with classical purists, the recording is very well crafted and certainly worth every penny!
Beautiful no matter how you splice it
Not sure I understand all the fuss about sound quality & "classical" tag. Funny how a dwindling few classical folks still feel threatened by new ideas. Catagorically excluding remixes & digital culture from the table borders on prejudice. Whatever it is, these ladies put out something that feels honest and sounds quite beautiful, and some of the music is really lovely- particularly the tracks by somebody named Kenji Bunch- simple, yet brilliant writing.
It doesn't matter what you call it, this album is simply amazing.
Formed: 1989 in Seoul, South Korea
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s