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October 19, 2019

Chang Loo East and West CD 張露 東西遊 未開封黑膠唱片 (Sepia records 2014)

I have waited a very long time before even doing an attempt on reviewing this singer and album. There are a couple of interesting mixtures of styles (hence "east and west") revealing the Shanghai jazz and ba...

September 29, 2019

 大上海時代 經典黑膠唱片 

LP 2014-07-31 CD 2014-05-20

Unfortunately I can hardly find words to describe this artist. I often prefer original LP's whenever they are compiled carefully with a vision, which was the case for th...

August 21, 2019

Wan Chai Records V.A.: Hong Kong Disco (2017) LP/CD


Musically I am not the biggest fan of disco, but I always loved the early disco days and the Motown sound especially on the dance floor, feeling it directly from the vibe, rhythms and also, the uplifting...

August 19, 2019

Wan Chai Records    Various ‎– Hong Kong Score (2018) LP/CD ****°

The first songs are with lots of surf guitars songs. Further few tracks are with more relaxed and not so nervous high voices as usual, but instead with a groovy, moody and swinging mode, a...

July 30, 2016

Sepia Rec.         Li Mei & Julie Yeh : It's Always Spring 桃李爭春 (1962,re.2014)***°°

In general, after an introduction the old Shanghai music scene, it first took me a while to get used to the new singing language, which at times sounded round like a cat meow....

June 26, 2016

KwanJin Rec.  Yan Jun : Music for listening to the Moon (CN,2010)****'

For me, something (an art product, a focus, a recording,..), only becomes truly a creative form when it shows something like an aesthetic value as well. An aesthetic value provides the kind of sonic...

June 26, 2016

Maybe Mars Rec.  White + (CN,2012)***

White started as a solo project and appeared first during the No Beijing movement when Shouwang, frontman from pop group Carsick Cars, formed the guitar sextet White Ensemble for a performance at the China avant-garde music festival...

June 26, 2016

Far Out Distant Sounds!   Chui Wan : White Nights (CN,2012)****

When you didn’t hear from something that it would exist yet, that does not mean that it doesn’t. Chui Wan are the first psychedelic band from China that I have heard of, and apparently they are even ve...