Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac

Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac

by Ahn Trio
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Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac

Sisters Lucia, Angella, and Maria Ahn continue to support their favorite composers on their fifth album, Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac. Kenji Bunch wrote the title piece along with several others, and familiar names such as Michael Nyman, Ronn Yedidia, and Astor Piazzolla also contribute. The Ahns also make another pass at the David Bowie hit "This Is Not America," which appeared previously on Ahn-Plugged. But the most interesting selections are the unfamiliar ones. Bunch gives them an arrangement of Rodgers & Hart's "My Funny Valentine" that is practically unrecognizable until the violin takes up the melody; it sounds like what might happen if Piazzolla met Richard Rodgers. And the sisters collaborate with singer/songwriter Susie Suh on "All I Want," her throaty, disembodied alto voice emphasizing the melancholy tone. As this suggests, the Ahn Trio is anything but traditional, and the performances have bits of electronic processing here and there, while still keeping them in the classical crossover realm. When the initial 12 tracks are finished and the four concluding remixes kick in, however, all bets are off. Tao of Sound, DJ Spooky, Superdrive, and Ra.D add percussion, edit, and rap over earlier tracks, taking the Ahn Trio from the concert hall to the dancehall. Traditionalists might be aghast, but this is a typical move for the young, eclectic performers

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2008
Label: Rca
UPC: 0886972720821
catalogNumber: 727208

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ahn Trio   Primary Artist,Ensemble
Susie Suh   Vocals
Milan Cais   Whisper
Ema Brabcová   Vocals
Marek Doubrava   Mandolin,Vocals
Insun Shin   Rap

Technical Credits

Laurie Lewis   Composer
Darol Anger   Composer
Michael Nyman   Composer
Astor Piazzolla   Composer
David Bowie   Composer
Pat Metheny   Composer
Terry Gilkyson   Composer
Philip Aaberg   Composer
Peter Cho   Producer
Lorenz Hart   Composer,Text
DJ Spooky   Producer,Remixing
Angella Ahn   Producer,Executive Producer
Takuya "Taku" Hirano   Producer,Remixing
Maria Ahn   Producer,Executive Producer
Ahn Trio   Arranger,Composer
Lucia Ahn   Producer,Executive Producer
Kenji Bunch   Arranger,Composer
Jan P. Muchow   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Additional Music
Dusan Neuwerth   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Additional Music
Susie Suh   Composer
Taku Hirano   Producer,Remixing
Victor H. Lee   Executive Producer
Karel Fisl   Engineer
Ronn Yedidia   Arranger
Sean Yoo   Engineer
Phoebe Gilkyson   Composer
Don-jun Lee   Jacket Design

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