Ngo Thanh Van – Studio ‘68

Ngo Thanh Van’s studio-generated voice still sounds like a machine on her latest record. Studio ’68 is an album that you listen to once with your finger on the skip button and never want to come back again. In every song her vocals get lost in the club production. It sounds as if she accompanies the beat instead of the other way around. Despite not having to sing much, Ngo Thanh Van gives up singing altogether on the ninth track “Tinh Ca.” The album-closer “Vi Anh” is the only slow track on the album and she delivers with such a soulless effort that makes you wonder why she even bothered.