It's really a boon for Malaysian music this first quarter of 2008. And I reckon it'll be a real harvest year for wonderful music releases by first timers and veterans. Here's three albums of note to kick start the year.
IAN CHOW & TRACY WONG - HE SAYS, SHE SAYS
Tommorrow, on 26 Jan, Ian Chow
and Tracy Wong
will launch their collabo-album He Says, She Says
at KLPAC, playing their songs live, with guest performances from Sei Hon, Otam, Suk Yin, Tony Leo and Ariff Akhir. It's happening 8.30pm at KLPac's IndiCine (2nd floor). Admission RM10.
Here's a peek at the cover for the CD.
Plus a little blurb from Ian: "Ease yourself into a summery blend of soulful melodies and breezy folk-pop/rock. Without pessimism and affectation, Ian and Tracy, two Malaysian singers-songwriters, simply show the full range of their eclectic influences over the 13 songs from their debut album." Tan Sei Hon mentioned to me the other day that it sounds great. I can't wait to hear it. Ever since hearing "It's OK" that he included on the Voices From Next Door
compilation CD, I've been waiting for more stuff from the Ian (and now with Tracy!) vault of uplifting tunes.
ESTRELLA - ESTRELLAEstrella
, one of my favourite bands around, because they write delicate songs that are simply delightful to listen to, recently put out their debut album. And they'll be launching it at Centro@Sooka Sentral (next to KL Sentral) on 31 January, next Thursday, 8pm. I'm listening to the album now. Very nicely done. Nice and breezy. With Liyana's sweet voice. Perfect to listen on a lazy Sunday afternoon. :-)
FLICA - WINDVANE & WINDOW
While I was at the Soundscape Labrador gig at KLPAC, I met Euseng Seto aka Flica
at the merchandise booth hawking his latest CD called Windvane & Window
. Wonderful ambient electropop stuff. I've been listening to it. Really quite beautiful mellow stuff. Nice. Definitely a CD that's going on my fave playlist. Click on the links to read more about the CD and where you can buy it.
Labels: albums, Estrella, Euseng, Flica, Ian Chow, Tracy Wong