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).