Sunday, 24 May 2009

CD : Kumwarn Weerawech คำหวาน วีรเวศร์ - warn kung warn

The best way to sum up this album would be to call it a lukthung chill out album. Its very relaxing and slow paced music. Its beautifully sung and accompanied like on the opening track "Nokkamin" with it's sweeping strings. Most artists have taken pop and rock influences to fuse with the base lukthung root to create their music, Kumwarn has gone down the classical music and 60s cocktail music route and the result can be very enjoyable like on "Bua karng bueng" with it's strings and xylophone. Its lukthung to listen to in a poolside bar with a martini, dressed as James Bond.

"Dok mai klai mue" and the following tracks cover the same territory, it does became a big samey but the music is so well done. Its an album to put on in the background and let it wash over you. After a while it does tend to drag a bit but in small-ish doses this is a really good album and certainly very different to most other artists at the moment. Need to calm down, this will do the job.

Rating: 8.2/10

Favourite songs : Bua karng bueng, Nokkamin

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