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Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
"Singer-songwriter Magdalen Hsu-Li identifies as many things- including as a painter, musician, lecturer, activist, bisexual and Chinese-American?redefining who she is on her own terms, Fire her latest release is filled wi... more »
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"Singer-songwriter Magdalen Hsu-Li identifies as many things- including as a painter, musician, lecturer, activist, bisexual and Chinese-American?redefining who she is on her own terms, Fire her latest release is filled with finely crafted, melodic, piano-based songs that borrow equally from pop, folk, jazz, blues and even punk. With a Jackie Chan karate chop to the stereotype of the submissive Asian woman, Magdalen answers back in the seductive voice of a tender-hearted artist who transmits anger, beauty and hope into a fully realized album." Evolution will tip you off to this fact. From soaring vocals to gritty angst, Hsu-Li shows that it's possible to have it all and to escape being labeled both as an artist and as a woman. In this well made, instrumentally enticing album, Hsu-Li highlights facets of her anger while explaining through music, mind you that evolution is necessary and welcome".
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Nancy M. Mcandrew | Virginia | 02/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"it's a horrible pigeon-hole, "breakthrough artist," but what else shall we call Magdalene? Her voice is lovely and graceful one moment and scathing and powerful the next. Her lyrics force you not only to re-evaluate opinions and stereotypes but also one's own identity and the place of wo/men in the world and universe. She is remarkable and wonderful! You will be rewarded every time you listen to her CD!"
Groundbreaking Asian American Music!
Nancy M. Mcandrew | 07/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Magdalen's "Evolution" rocks stereotypes and inspires all listeners! Not only is her music original, but her lyrics teem with unabashed honesty and flavor. She is a powerful voice for multicultural America."