Lhamo, Yungchen / Ama
Album: Ama   Collection:World
Artist:Lhamo, Yungchen   Added:Apr 2006
Label:Realworld Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-03-04 Pull Date: 2007-05-06 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 22 Mar 25 Mar 18
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 15, 2011: Music Casserole
Fade Away
4. Mar 21, 2007: Eran Althoff Mukamel (KMFEBM)
Fade Away
2. May 08, 2010: Music Casserole
5. Mar 16, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
Nyebe Nilam
3. Apr 17, 2007: 3:00 AM till 6:00 AM

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2007-02-27
Pretty cool recordings of Tibetan singer with an amalgam of world-class instrumentalists (though Annie Lenox on track 9 threw me!). Soulful and exotic, sultry and lingering. This is for the really cool coffehouses. All tracks good!

1. Starts minimal with voce and "danyen"- asian string instrument? Then fills in with bass and tribal percussion, viola, more voices, etc. Good intro.
2.Pastoral, early morning music. Lingers on the vowels. gentle guitar
3.Starts with a Xena-like vocal trill, then sings a catchy mantra.Scary Tibetan chanting/horns in the middle, then fast bollywood-style!
4.mid-slow, lots of "thank yous"... decent, more japanese sounding, but one of my less favorites
5.starts quiet with only voices chanting in a round, then a clear voice on top, slightly sad. bamboo flute & a bell gently respond, mostly acapella, some cello at end. Restrained.
6.Clear acapella intro, then accompaniment reminiscent of later Dead Can Dance. Mood is like cooly describing a tragedy.
7.Folk-like sing-song quality, a little playful. tabla(?) & bamboo flute, etc
8.Entirely a-capalla, lots of long syllables, wistful
9.Mid-slow, powerful. Instrumental intro reminds me a bit of something Bill Laswell would do. Guest vocals halfway through a welcome surprise (and the first English on the disc!)
10.Happy simple and simply-produced song. Gentle and uplifting

Track Listing
1. Ranzen   6. Look Down On Us
2. Gebu Shere   7. Nyebe Nilam
3. Om Mani Padme Hung   8. Someday
4. Tara   9. Fade Away
5. 9/11   10. Lhasa