L.A.-based songwriter Monk Turner releases his 23rd concept album entitled Kaleidoscope and features one of our favorite Taiwanese American singer-songwriters, Alanna Lin aka Fascinoma, in the 2nd track Totally (Blue).
Listen to Totally (Blue): http://monkturner.bandcamp.com/track/totally-blue-feat-fascinoma-and-the-emergency-songs-band
Last year in 2011, they collaborated on the album Emergency Songs, a tongue-in-cheek musical tribute to life before, during, and after disasters. Alanna’s voice is hauntingly beautiful.
Listen to Emergency Songs: http://monkturner.bandcamp.com/album/emergency-songs
Like what you hear? Be sure to check out the rest of Kaleidoscope. (Also look for the track featuring comedian Jenny Yang!)
“In these times of division and fragmentation, this vibrant kaleidoscope of music and poetry brings together more than 40 national and international artists from a multitude of backgrounds, religions and cultures to explore color on a deeper level—the human experience that makes a particular hue intensely personal. It offers a taste of what celebrating differences just might manifest if given the chance.”
The album is available for free download via a Creative Commons license.