Wang Hong-en "Biung"
Title: Battle Dance
Label: Yan Ma Music
After releasing three albums, being
nominated three times for the Golden Melody Award and
winning that award twice, Aborigine singer Biung brings
listeners his latest album, "Battle Dance".
In his work, Biung creates adaptations of Aborigine
music combined with modern rock. Battle Dance features
added glamour to its style. For the album and title
track, the string section was recorded in Beijing. Rap
was included to express the warrior's state of mind
before battle. Biung also invited A-Mei, another outstanding
Aborigine singer, to sing with him on the more mainstream-sounding
"Ba Ren Princess". My favourite song, "Sun's
Son" echoes his personality best and seems to have
the coherence of his last album, "The Man Walking
in the Wind". "Red Leaf Legend", describing
mountain kids playing baseball, and "What On Earth",
which adopts more colloquial lyrics, are Biung's soft-rock
songs on this release.
--- By Hit FM 91.7 DJ
ciacia, host of 'Rock DJ' show Sun 9-11 pm
Translated by Sho Huang