Guan Dongtian Short Song Style 180g LP
Guan Dongtian Short Song Style 180g LP

Guan Dongtian Short Song Style 180g LP

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SKU:
RHYLP64029
UPC:
6950524640296

180g Vinyl LP!

The songs begin with Dao, which was first written in the Spring and Autumn Period and later formed the foundation of Daoism, then takes the listener through classics of all of China's ancient dynasties, ending with a modern poem, Mao Zedong's "Spring in Qin Garden – Snow", spanning more than 2500 years of literary talent. Musically, these ten songs include elements and influences from traditional Chinese melodies, as well as western instruments and methodologies, creating a unique backdrop for the powerful Beijing opera-inspired vocals.

Two of the most prominent tracks on the compilation are "Short Song Style" and "Spring in Qin Garden – Snow"; the former features a drum group and deep chorus vocals, representing the lofty ambitions of Cao Cao; and the latter employs an exhilarating orchestra style, bringing to life Chairman Mao's rugged yet glorious trek across China.

Mao Amin's vocal contribution is a pleasant surprise as well. In "Phoenix Hairpin" she and Guan Dongtian perform charming duet vocals, and her uniquely deep voice makes the song even more memorable.

"What a World" uses instruments and melodies from Chinese folk music to bring a traditional flavor to its lyrics, and "Peach Blossom Temple" contains a mix of Yue opera, Pingtan, Laoting Dagu and Huangmei opera, as playful and whimsical as Tang Bohu, the man who wrote the poem.

The musical accompaniment of Dao sticks to natural bare essentials, as taught in Daoism; there's also a humorous twist on the would-be somber "Thoughts on a Still Night"; "Drinking Alone Under the Moon", with music inspired by that of ancient northwestern China; "Breaking the Formation", with its big opening and big closing; and "Riverside Town", a tale of sorrow and longing. Each poem is more moving than the last, as are the musical performances.

This particular compilation is a milestone in Rhymoi's history: almost one hundred musicians participated in the recording, making it their most ambitious production to date. Zha Jiazhen's guqin is mellow and soothing; Chang Jing's guzheng, Dai Ya's wind instruments, Du Cong's xun and chiba, and Deng Jiandong's erhu all bring their own magical charm to the songs. But among the Chinese instruments you'll also hear several western ones as well, such as piano, French horn, and a cello made 300 years ago by a famous Italian craftsman.

So many ages, so many stories, so many years of the past becoming only more distant; but at least we have accounts of that which once was and those who once were, so that they may now live on forever.

Features

  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • Gatefold jacket with stamped text
  • Made in Germany

Selections

Side A:

  1. Short Song Style
  2. Riverside Town
  3. Peach Flower Temple
  4. Breaking The Formation
  5. Thoughts On A Still Night

Side B:

  1. Phoenix Hairpin
  2. Drinking Along Under The Moon
  3. What A World
  4. Dao
  5. Spring In Quin Garden - Snow
Description

180g Vinyl LP!

The songs begin with Dao, which was first written in the Spring and Autumn Period and later formed the foundation of Daoism, then takes the listener through classics of all of China's ancient dynasties, ending with a modern poem, Mao Zedong's "Spring in Qin Garden – Snow", spanning more than 2500 years of literary talent. Musically, these ten songs include elements and influences from traditional Chinese melodies, as well as western instruments and methodologies, creating a unique backdrop for the powerful Beijing opera-inspired vocals.

Two of the most prominent tracks on the compilation are "Short Song Style" and "Spring in Qin Garden – Snow"; the former features a drum group and deep chorus vocals, representing the lofty ambitions of Cao Cao; and the latter employs an exhilarating orchestra style, bringing to life Chairman Mao's rugged yet glorious trek across China.

Mao Amin's vocal contribution is a pleasant surprise as well. In "Phoenix Hairpin" she and Guan Dongtian perform charming duet vocals, and her uniquely deep voice makes the song even more memorable.

"What a World" uses instruments and melodies from Chinese folk music to bring a traditional flavor to its lyrics, and "Peach Blossom Temple" contains a mix of Yue opera, Pingtan, Laoting Dagu and Huangmei opera, as playful and whimsical as Tang Bohu, the man who wrote the poem.

The musical accompaniment of Dao sticks to natural bare essentials, as taught in Daoism; there's also a humorous twist on the would-be somber "Thoughts on a Still Night"; "Drinking Alone Under the Moon", with music inspired by that of ancient northwestern China; "Breaking the Formation", with its big opening and big closing; and "Riverside Town", a tale of sorrow and longing. Each poem is more moving than the last, as are the musical performances.

This particular compilation is a milestone in Rhymoi's history: almost one hundred musicians participated in the recording, making it their most ambitious production to date. Zha Jiazhen's guqin is mellow and soothing; Chang Jing's guzheng, Dai Ya's wind instruments, Du Cong's xun and chiba, and Deng Jiandong's erhu all bring their own magical charm to the songs. But among the Chinese instruments you'll also hear several western ones as well, such as piano, French horn, and a cello made 300 years ago by a famous Italian craftsman.

So many ages, so many stories, so many years of the past becoming only more distant; but at least we have accounts of that which once was and those who once were, so that they may now live on forever.

Features

  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • Gatefold jacket with stamped text
  • Made in Germany

Selections

Side A:

  1. Short Song Style
  2. Riverside Town
  3. Peach Flower Temple
  4. Breaking The Formation
  5. Thoughts On A Still Night

Side B:

  1. Phoenix Hairpin
  2. Drinking Along Under The Moon
  3. What A World
  4. Dao
  5. Spring In Quin Garden - Snow
ISBN
846689040292
ASSOC
R
Genre
World
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
3.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
Artist
Title
Short Song Style
Composer
Additional Artists
Guan Dongtian, Mao Amin, Zhao Jiazhen, Chang Jing, Deng Jiandong
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
06-10-2019
Release Date
08-20-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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