Monday, 19 October 2009

CD : Fon Tanasoontorn ฝน ธนสุนทร - ruk nee mai mee luem

The latest Fon Tanasoontorn album, we thus expect big vocals and big songs. Opening track "Lerk pai luey" does not disappoint on that score, big chorus, interesting tempo and melody. "Ruk nee mai mee luem" has a restrained piano led opening then moves into a similar "Fon" song with an uplifting and very memorable chorus. "Klua" is quite a good song and follows the same tried and trusted trail as the other tracks.

Fon's vocals are very good on this album, plenty of power but also a gentleness when requires, almost whispering at times. One problem with Fon's albums for Sure Audio is, though, that the quality of the production does not match the vocals. The music is fine but sometimes it sounds like an ape is loose in the studio control room with songs suddenly cut off before they have faded out properly. But happily it doesn't detract from the quality of the singing and the overall songs. A good album.

Rating : 8.6/10

Favourite songs : Ruk nee mai mee luem, Lerk pai luey

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