Dialogue - East meets West is the second CD in a series produced by OUR Recordings, entitled East meets West, which as a turning point has the dialogue between the two cultures. The first recording, Spirits - East meets West with Chen Yue, on Xiao and Lars Hannibal, on Guitar was released in April 2007.
… A critic once wrote: “Fleet- fingered pianists are a dime a dozen today – where are the musicians?” From the haunting opening measures of the Rachmaninoff Etude-Tableau Op.33 No.2, it’s clear that Sa Chen is a musician of the first-rank, one who combines a flawless technique with an innate musicality. She presents 6 Etudes in all, drawn from Opp.33 and 39, and throughout, her playing is marked by a delicacy of shading with never a moment of bravura for its own sake.
The Flaming Lips have announced a new “live(ish)” album. It’s called Onboard the International Space Station Concert for Peace, and it is out for this year’s Record Store Day on April 22 (via Warner Bros.). The set is pressed on orange vinyl and limited to 2,700 copies. It includes seven tracks from their 2017 LP Oczy Mlody “reimagined as a fictional/fantastical live Flaming Lips performance on the International Space Station.”