||Fragmented Images||Wu Man||8:38||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Dragonfly and Swan||Wu Man||9:47||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Tiny Footprints in the Snow||Wu Man||8:44||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Shadows||Wu Man/Jamil Abbas||9:43||£0.79||View in iTunes|
||Spring Snowfall||Wu Man||10:01||Album Only||View in iTunes|
A typically revolutionary Liu Sola album, Spring Snowfall places her challenging compositions in the nimble hands of Wu Man, master of the harp-like Chinese pipa. At times almost excruciatingly beautiful, at other times frustratingly difficult, the album is meant to convey the depth of expression of Chinese ink painting — at times "wild and rough like an ink splash," at others "extremely fine and detailed like fine brushwork." The results are jarring, but ultimately effective, moving from pastoral simplicity to effects-laden dissonant noise with no notice whatsoever. Intriguing in an avant-garde sort of way, but not recommended for traditionalists.
Years Active: '90s, '00s