The ambiance of professionally crafted, skillfully performed classical music comes through in a fresh & deeply personal manner, it’s wonderful to witness.
Xi Lyu is the driving force behind Black Jasmine. Her music is influenced by her Chinese heritage & her love of Western Opera. A unique fusion of cultures.
At times it feels like the beginning – a new day, a fresh start. At other times it feels unbearably like the end. An achingly beautiful album.
All at once distant & intimate. The artist’s vocal performance is gentler here than on previous recordings, though it always has a captivating softness.
The title suggests a devotion, and the music explores the feelings, the concept, and hints at the possibilities as to what the song truly represents.
The minimalist, organic sounds that provide the building blocks for the music have something very honest & real about them, it feels extremely genuine.
The song has a captivating delicacy, expressed almost as a whisper, with lyrics that consistently light up the concept & this feeling of quiet & calm.
Nothing less than sublime. A hypnotic & soulful expression of passion. With every moment there is beauty, chaos, skill, softness & intensity. Unmissable.