Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lương Huệ Trinh – Illusions (2016)

  • Ambient 
  • Acousmatic music 
  • Electro-acoustic 
  • Ambient noise 
  • Musique concrète 
  • Leftfield 
  • Post-industrial 
  • Soundscape 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Drone 
  • Experimental electronica 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Experimentalism 
  • Electronic music

Comment: Lương Huệ Trinh is a composer from Vietnam whose issue Illusions consists of two long-running compositions. If to juxtapose both of the tracks with each other it can be said they start in a similar manner as if being induced by the tone generator. Indeed, it makes sense in the starting part to slowly progress into more evocative and exuberant. Machine sounds are threaded by more and less faint droning of the chants and eerie industrial (ambient) noises full of interior greyish power and volatile undulations. There are some differences as well. At Illusions the main narrative is saturated with the sound of a machine which used to loop and at the same time slamming the soundscape around it. It is majestic and beatific simultaneously. Return II involves a bagpipe-alike progression in the middle of the track which eventually will be replaced with a catchy techno rhythm. You can perceive fine tickling and swaying electronic sounds before it. All of that reminds me a little bit of Rolf Dammers and Holger Czukay`s album Canaxis 5 (1969). There is up a central composition, Boat-Woman-Song by employing Vietnamese singing. All in all, it can be admitted it is a great, highly idiosyncratic issue opening up something ennobling and extraordinary (which cannot be delineated by mind, though). It is an example of transcendental music. The issue is a part of the discography of Pan Y Rosas Discos (from Chicago, Illinois, USA). 
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