knowing how few of you are interested in chinese audiophile stuff, i will make my future reviews even shorter and sweeter. but i insist of recommending good chinese albums when i hear one.

i previewed dennis nieh's can't help falling in love last month. the cd came last week from hk, and true to taiwan's audio art review about the excellent quality of bass, the is an audiophile's delight if you love really low and bassy tone. of course, your system has to have good definition in the lows to appreciate dennis' fantastic baritone. it is exactly because of this low notes, i discovered my maggie's mylar has actually gotten loosened - need my technician to apply the 3M glue for the first time. this is the perennial problem with magneplanar. their glue doesn't seem to last for more than 5 years.

please don't waste your time playing this cd in car stereo or mp3 portable, you won't be able to appreciate the bass.

dennis' quirky rendition apart (he chose really low keys to sing), the recording alone is worth your money. btw, the label is "better music", the same label that produced can qin's jin pian zhe #1 and #2.


this is a qualified recommendation, only if you can take dennis' way of singing jazz and take a liking of his magnetic voice.

music: 7/10
sonics: 9/10

4 comments:

KM Ng said...

Dear Maggielurva,

I've not heard of Dennis Nieh before but if you need a system to go down to at least 35hz to appreciate his baritone voice, I think it's kind of too low to me.

How about a basso voice? Lower than 35hz?

maggielurva 愛美姬 said...

hi km,
i am only guessing. i played on my car stereo (which typically goes down to 50hz) and i couldn't hear the vibration of the bass tone.

basso? i am not sure. anyone care to enlighten?

Anonymous said...

I can't find this CD on yesasia.com anymore?

maggielurva 愛美姬 said...

hi anonymous,

yeah, it is gone! i guess they are out of stock. i waited 2 months too. maybe you can go back and check later.