Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Giang Trang, who is known for singing songs by late songwriter Trịnh Công Sơn, recently released a record entitled Lênh Đênh Nhớ Phố (Nostalgia for the Old Streets).
The record, which includes 10 songs written by Trịnh Công Sơn, is the vinyl version of her debut CD that she released seven years ago, in 2012.
On the album, with music in an acoustic style, Trang’s pure and enchanting voice was accompanied by violinist Anh Tú and guitarist Anh Hoàng.
“I was very lucky to meet both musicians, and we share the same music style – simple, natural and sincere. Thanks to the encounter with these guys, my plan for a debut album was realised,” Trang said.
According to the Hà Nội-based singer, the album is product of three young people who are all in love with music. “That’s why you can feel the youthfulness in every song,” she said.
The album is well-regarded by music lovers, especially fans of composer Sơn. Among them is Trần Đức – owner of a well-known LP and CD store in Hà Nội.
“After listening to Giang Trang, I was bewitched by her voice. I was impressed by the way she sings. It’s very natural, very relaxed,” he said.
Won over by the album, Đức decided to invest and produce the LP format of the album, which is also the first LP produced under his trademark Trần Đức Store CD-LP-Mastertopes.
“In recent years, vinyl has made a comeback with more and more people enjoying this retro-style format. I have a number of loyal clients who are not only music lovers but also LP collectors. I just want to offer the best,” he said, referring to the LP by Giang Trang.
To produce the LP, Đức contacted Sterling Sound – an audio mastering studio, which is home to Grammy Award winning sound engineers. Luckily, all the master tapes of Lênh Đênh Nhớ Phố met the tough quality requirements of Sterling Sound.
“Since I first contacted them, it took seven months until we received the final products – the LP Lênh Đênh Nhớ Phố,” the investor said.
A batch of 1,000 LPs has been sent to Việt Nam.
The LP cover was designed by famous contemporary painter Lê Thiết Cương. Like singer Giang Trang, Cương is also aware of the ‘ethereal’ spirit of the music by Trịnh Công Sơn and has created a minimalist painting for the album. — VNS