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Lucia Hwong


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

New-Age-y ambient, ethereal electronic music, with Asian world music elements

Status:

Most recent release, Goddess Mystical Visions, Vol. 3, (1999)

See also:

Lucia Hwong's site

Comparisons:

Philip Glass

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Lucia Hwong creates New-Age-y soundscapes.

Recommended first album:

Any

Recordings:


House of Sleeping Beauties

Release info:

1985—Private Music (USA)—2006-2-P

Availability:

Wide in U.S.

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Lucia Hwong—synthesizer, zither, kayagum, pipa

Guest artists:

Patti Lu Pone—vocals
Jack Kripl—flute, piccolo, soprano sax
Dora Ohrenstein—vocals
Peter Rafelson—synthesizer
Michael Riesman—synthesizer
Yukio Tsuji—percussion, shakuhachi, ocarina, zither, hichiriki, kayagum
David Hwang—violin
Masa Imamura—synthesizer

Produced by:

Kurt Munkasci

Comments:

Combination of synthesizers and traditional Asian instruments, good for meditation, the subtitle Tibet Suite says it all. (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)

It's nice; sort of Philip Glass meets traditional Asian music. It's almost completely instrumental, if I recall. (dixon@physics.Berkeley.EDU)


Secret Luminscence

Release info:

1987—Atlantic

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Lucia Hwong—tambourine, vocals, bells, pipa, rainstick, marbles

Guest artists:

Alan Stivell—harp
Don Christensen—percussion, sampling, octopad
Jack Kripl—soprano sax
Ryuichi Sakamoto—piano
Sergiu Schwartz—violin
Chris Stein—electric guitar
Gary Stockdale—synthesizer
Yukio Tsuji—percussion, shakuhachi, drums, zither, bells, hichiriki
Frederick Zlotkin—cello
Paul Rice—programming, computers
Paul Dunkel—flute
Patty Denham—vocals
Masa Imamura—synthesizer

Produced by:

Kurt Munkasci

Comments:

Secret Luminscence is more electronic than House of Sleeping Beauties. (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)


Thanks to Dirk Kastens for work on this entry.

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