Lady Sings the Dead

When Thai Hien sings about being dead, the ethereal beauty of her voice combined with the eeriness of Duy Cuong’s imaginative scores will send bone-crushing chills to your spine. Like an image of moth-eaten body in “Dung Bo Em Mot Minh” (“…cung mot lu con trung ria ruc than hinh”) or an angelic spirit searching for her lover in “Yeu Tinh Tinh Nu,” Mau Thoi Gian is an album that featured some of Pham Duy’s mad wicked necrophilic ballads.