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Xiao Yun - Purple Garden LP (Black Vinyl)

Xiao Yun - Purple Garden LP (Black Vinyl)

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Here is a hidden gem from the 90s, a sparkling cyber-ambient-Mandarin pop collection produced by Henry Kawahara, the master of cyber-occult music, with silky vocals from Shanghai-born vocalist Xiao Yun Wu. Originally released on CD in 1994 on Kawahara’s own HMD label, the Xiao Yun project was launched by Kawahara and his trusted colleague Keisuke Oki, who plays keyboards on the album. Kawahara handled the production, along with guitar, keyboards and programming. And of course, the crowning glory is the voice of Xiao Yun: lovely, floating, ethereal. The singer arranged the songs, which range from versions of previously released Kawahara solo pieces to Mandarin pop classics. All songs are given Kawahara’s cyber-occult sheen, which may evoke visions of the cosmopolitan Asia of near-future science fiction.



Record Label:

Em Records EMC-020




Purple Garden 紫楽園
Sweet Dreams 甘美的夢
Green Island Serenade (oriental jazz mix) 緑島小夜曲
Bamboo Christmas 竹楽聖誕節
Purple Garden (ambience mix) 紫楽園(環境楽奏版)
Ye lai xiang (deep-relax mix) 夜来香