Nguyen Anh 9 – Tinh Ca Muon Thuo

On Tinh Ca Muon Thuo, composer and pianist Nguyen Anh 9 turns toward nostalgia as he plays a soliloquy on the keyboard. From the opening “Khong,” Nguyen Anh 9 gives give his own ballad tune a classical tinge. Although his technique—gliding from quiet diminuendo to pounding crescendo—is elegant and exciting, all the tracks get a similar treatment except for the melody. Some syncopation on the left hand and arpeggios on the right are necessary to spice up his execution, especially on the bluesy “Mua Thu Canh Nau.” Still the album is perfect for relaxing and stress releasing.