The Impermanence of Dew

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Impermanence of Dew is a collection of vaguely Asian-influenced contemporary instrumental pieces. Huang Hong-Ying 's "Stories of a Small Town" opens the album with a mournful Chinese vocal and the pluck of traditional string instruments. However, the very next song keeps the Asian influence, but runs it through the neon modernism of contemporary Hong Kong. Luo Shou-Cheng's "Moon Mirrored on Two Streams" is another delicate wonder, and the album's later piano suite is tasteful and low-key. But Impermanence of Dew's mood can never quite settle in, since its contemplative moments are at odds with broader, less-focused material.
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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Impermanence of Dew is a collection of vaguely Asian-influenced contemporary instrumental pieces. Huang Hong-Ying 's "Stories of a Small Town" opens the album with a mournful Chinese vocal and the pluck of traditional string instruments. However, the very next song keeps the Asian influence, but runs it through the neon modernism of contemporary Hong Kong. Luo Shou-Cheng's "Moon Mirrored on Two Streams" is another delicate wonder, and the album's later piano suite is tasteful and low-key. But Impermanence of Dew's mood can never quite settle in, since its contemplative moments are at odds with broader, less-focused material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2003
  • Label: Dream (All429)
  • UPC: 680122200320
  • Catalog Number: 2003

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stories of a Small Town (4:18)
  2. 2 How Many Girlfriends? - Ai-Ai Duan (5:19)
  3. 3 Taste (4:18)
  4. 4 Where the Dream Begins - Dai Qi (4:39)
  5. 5 The Moon Mirrored on Two Streams - Shanghai Film Chinese Orchestra (6:05)
  6. 6 Thoughts of Zen (4:23)
  7. 7 Miss You - The Voronezh State Symphony (6:06)
  8. 8 Piano Suite: Image of China - Evonne Lei (2:20)
  9. 9 Piano Suite: Image of China (2:55)
  10. 10 Piano Suite: Image of China (1:54)
  11. 11 Sequoias in Autumn (4:27)
  12. 12 Tree - Elaine Chang (6:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ann Chen Dizi
Liu Xing Soloist, Zhongruan
John Chen Guitar, Soloist
Elaine Chang Vocals
Huang Hong-Ying Vocals
Technical Credits
Joseph Bomback Producer, Liner Notes, Concept
Thich Nhat Hanh Liner Notes
John Chen Composer, Instrumentation
Aik Yew-Goh Producer, Engineer
Iris Aik Project Executive
Sophie Guo Graphic Design
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