Romantic Energy

Romantic Energy

by Twelve Girls Band

CD

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Overview

Romantic Energy

At first it seems Romantic Energy is interchangeable with Twelve Girls Band's other releases, but dig a little deeper and you'll notice the album makes less concessions to America and Europe. The big difference is the ambitious cover this time isn't a Coldplay track but the romantic "Flower" by Japanese popsters Orange Range, a song mostly unheard of in the West at the time of this album's release. With a beautiful, strolling melody, "Flower" is one the band's best efforts to date and surrounded here by slightly less sugary, more sensible choices than usual. "Whispering Earth" by Domo labelmate Kitaro fits the band's ancient Eastern instruments meets modern music style perfectly while the title track utilizes all Twelve Girls without the forced theatrics that made their other albums less and less interesting with each listen. Skip the sappy take on "El Condor Pasa" and you've got a more rewarding album than expected from the borderline gimmicky outfit. Even if these little baby steps toward substance won't win over the snobs, Romantic Energy points the band in the right direction and suggests they'll outlive Riverdance and the other adult contemporary spectacles.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2005
Label: Domo Records
UPC: 0794017305523
catalogNumber: 73055

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Twelve Girls Band   Primary Artist
Tatsuya Nishiwaki   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Masayoshi Furukawa   Acoustic Guitar
Bin Hong   Keyboards
Jin Jiang   Erhu,Gaohu,Jinghu
Ying Lei   Erhu,Ba Wu
Jianfeng Liang   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Yuheng Liang   Electric Guitar
Bin Qu Liao   Dizi,Xiao,Ba Wu
Jing Jing Ma   Percussion,Yang Chin,Guzheng
Funky Sueyoshi   Drums
Ting "Tina" Sung   Erhu,Gaohu
Yuan Sun   Dizi,Xiao,Xun,Ba Wu
Chinese Aiyue Orchestra   Strings
Songmei "Maggie" Yang   Yang Chin,Zhongruan
Li Jun Zhan   Erhu,Gaohu,Zhongruan
Kun Zhang   Pipa,Zhongruan
Bao Zhong   Pipa,Zhongruan
Jian Nan Zhou   Guzheng,Zhongruan

Technical Credits

Jorge Milchberg   Composer
Eiichi Naito   Executive Producer
Tatsuya Nishiwaki   Arranger
Yun Jie Liu   Engineer
Toru Suzuki   Music Direction
Takashi Sudoh   Engineer
Bing Li   Video Producer
Zhang Jian   Arranger,Programming
Orange Range   Composer
Cui Quan   String Arrangements
Jun Li   Engineer
Jianfeng Liang   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Yuheng Liang   Arranger,Composer,Programming
Shangyou Ma   Arranger,Composer,Programming,String Arrangements
Kazuma Tomoto   Executive Producer
Yu Ceng   Programming
Yashuhiro Fujimura   Video Editor
Song Hao   Arranger,Programming
Hiroshi Ishida   Video Producer
Katsumasa Itakura   Video Director
Mitsuru Kikuchi   Video Editor
Takeyuki Kishi   Video Editor
Zhemin Lin   Engineer
Hajime Nagai   Engineer
Satoru Ogasawara   Video Producer
Kazuhiko Okishiba   Camera Operator
Dai Tokumine   Video Producer
Xiaojing Wang   Executive Producer
Nan Xiao   Programming
Yu Zeng   Arranger
Xingin Zhong   Programming
Xingmin Zhong   Arranger,String Arrangements

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