7 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Some truly magical sounds here as Chinese vocal star Gong Linna, singing in Mandarin as well as English, joins the Bang on a Can All-Stars in music by Lao Luo working alongside the ensemble’s founding artistic directors Julia Wolfe, David Lang and Michael Gordon. So many styles of music collide here to glorious effect as East meets West in a multi-colored, vividly textured stream of sound. Chinese myths, tales of gods and shamans provide the theme for a magnificently sung and played album.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Some truly magical sounds here as Chinese vocal star Gong Linna, singing in Mandarin as well as English, joins the Bang on a Can All-Stars in music by Lao Luo working alongside the ensemble’s founding artistic directors Julia Wolfe, David Lang and Michael Gordon. So many styles of music collide here to glorious effect as East meets West in a multi-colored, vividly textured stream of sound. Chinese myths, tales of gods and shamans provide the theme for a magnificently sung and played album.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

Murphy_Adams ,

beautiful!

I love this album. A mesmerizing blend of styles and personalities make for a stunning collaboration between Gong Linna and the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Wyo_SB ,

Bizarre but splendid

You can hear two different approaches to convey a Chinese feeling. One is the new classical Chinese approach, by Lao Luo(who, surprisingly, is a German), the other is "Chinese music as imagined by the West", by musicians from Bang on a Can. I like the ones that are sung in Chinese better, because somehow the melody and lyrics are more compatible. Buy this, it's totally worth every penny!