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Youn Sun Nah: Lento

Read "Lento" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

With Lento Korean Vocalist Youn Sun Nah once again captivates with an eclectic mix of source material and her ability to evidently manipulate her voice to achieve any effect she so chooses.

Nah has crafted a style so purely her own and so compelling, the only valid point of comparison is her previous work. In ...

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Youn Sun Nah: Lento

Read "Lento" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Youn Sun Nah's rejection of a multi-record deal with French outfit Label Bleu to preserve her artistic freedom indicated that a change was in the air, following five recordings with her French 5tet band. Signed up by German label ACT, Nah released two critically and commercially successful albums, Voyage (2009) and Same Girl (2010), with the ...

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Jouni J: Lento

Read "Lento" reviewed by Matthew Wuethrich

On the surface, the music of Lento gleams like a highly polished gem. However that surface belies an intensely detailed and sometimes stormy underside. “Lento" means “flight" in Finnish and the Jouni Järvelä Group has indeed created a soaring yet refined balance of fresh rhythms, brittle melodies, harmonic exploration and bizarre sonic colorings. The music floats ...