Ansa GaRangDengZhen (Zen) – “Alaye”


“Alaye” is a wholly unique track from Tibetan singer/songwriter and producer Ansa GaRangDengZhen (Zen), capturing the artist’s striking vocal work and dense production. The vocals throughout reach impressive tonal heights, at points accompanied by sporadic piano pulses, as to emphasize the vocals’ awe-inspiring power. As the vocals subdue, the track’s rich production resonates, ample with pulsing percussion, Chinese folk inspiration, and glistening electro-pop power.

“Alaye” proves riveting from start to finish, from the stirring vocal performances to the swift shifts in instrumentation. The final 30 seconds struts a darker melodic shift, with ample intrigue that left me wanting a continuation. Zen, also known for his activism, charity, and humanitarian work, impresses with this latest single.

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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