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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

23 August 2013


First is this album presenting music of the minorities of the island of Taiwan. 

The album is broken into sections devoted to: the Hakka, who are a branch of the Han people of Northern China; the Atayal from the northern mountains of Taiwan; the Ami from the Taitung Valley; the Bunun who are hill-siders in the south; the Rukai from south of the Central Mountains; the Puyuma from the south of Taitung; & the Paiwan from the southern tip of Taiwan. The majority of the works are rather sparse instrumentally. They are primarily group vocal pieces.

(Music from the Ethnic Minorities of Taiwan), 
Arion ARN 64109, 1989.
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Tracklist –

Chant d'Amour (Love Song)
Pensée à Ma Bien-Aimée  (Thoughts for My True Love)
Chant d'Insulte  (Insult Song) – Hakka

Chant de Félicitations de Mariage (Celebration Song for Wedding)
Chant d'Adieu (Song of Farewell) – Atayal

Berceuse (Lullaby)
Chant de Bienvenue (Song of Welcome)
Chant des Poules (The Hens' Song) – Ami

Cantique e Louanges au Seigneur (Hymn of Praise to the Lord)
Même Cantique Dans le Style Populaire (The Same Hymn in the Popular Style)
Cantique "Cloches Évangéliques" (Hymn "Evanglical Bells") – Bunun

Chant de Salutation (Songs of Greeting)
Chant de Bienvenue (Song of Welcome)
Chant de Victoire (Victory Song) – Rukai

Chant pour Célébrer une Naissance (Song for the Celebration of a Birth)
Chant de Révélation du Prénom (Song of the Revealing of the Name)
Chant de Remerciements pour Visites et Cadeaux (Song of Thanks for Visits & Gifts)
Berceuse (Lullaby)
Chant des Bouviers (Song of the Cowherds) – Puyuma

Chant pour Endormir un Enfant Porté sur le Dos (Song for Sleeping Child Carried on the Back)
Chant de Guerriers (Song of the Warriors)
Berceuse d'une Jeune Maman (Lullaby of a Young Mother)
Cantique "Sincère Repentance" (Hymn "Sincere Repentance")
Cantique "Présence du Seigneur" (Hymn "Presence of the Lord")
Cantique "Offrir Vos Corps en Sacrifice Vivant" (Hymn "Offer Your Body as a Living Sacrifice")
Même Cantique Dans le Style Populaire (The Same Hymn in the Popular Style)
Cantique "Réjouissez-Vous et Priez sans Cesse" (Hymn "Rejoice You & Pray without Cease") - Paiwan


In contrast to these ethnic vocalizings is this modern Taiwan sound from one of the most successful Taiwanese bands.

Mayday is a Taiwanese alternative rock band that was formed in the late 1990s with five members, Ashin (A Shin) - vocals, Monster (Guai Shou) & Stone (Shi Tou) - lead guitars, Masa (Ma-sha)  - bass guitar, & Guan You (Guan-You) - drums.

They were originally called the So Band. They changed their name to Mayday in 1997. They have sold more than 1 million albums. Mayday won the Golden Melody Award for Best Band in 2001, 2004, 2009, & 2012.

In 2004 they released their 5th studio album God's Children Are All Dancing/Flying Angels With A Falling Soul  (神的孩子都在跳舞).

Rock Records, 2004. 
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01. 孙悟空 (Monkey King)
02. 倔强 (Stubborn)
03. 垃圾车 (Garbage Truck)
04. 小护士 (Little Nurse)
05. 让我照顾你 (Enrich your life)
06. 约翰蓝侬 (John Lennon)
07. 回来吧 (Come Back)
08. 错错错 (Wrong Wrong Wrong)
09. 晚安 地球人 (Goodnight Earthling)
10. 超人 (Superman)
11. 神的孩子都在跳舞 (God's Children are all Dancing)
12. 圣诞夜惊魂 (Christmas Eve Thriller)
13. 垃圾车 (Garbage Truck - friends version)

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