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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 22Mar 25Mar 18

 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