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Old 12th March 2015, 07:02 AM
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Thanks for the info, Corvina!
I really cannot wait, first AMIT album is one of my most favourite chinese albums.
I hope that A-mei's/Amit's track Rift 裂痕 will also be included in the album, even if it was released in 2012.
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Old 12th March 2015, 06:00 PM
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The new Amit album "Amit 2" is coming on 04/04!
Before there's a digital single called "no sleep" on 3/17.
Read it on Baidu.
I really can't wait!
The song got released in Taiwan an hour ago on KKBOX only:
https://soundcloud.com/cpopworld/a-mei-no-sleep
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Old 16th March 2015, 07:35 AM
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The song got released in Taiwan an hour ago on KKBOX only:
https://soundcloud.com/cpopworld/a-mei-no-sleep
Good, but not as great as I expected
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Old 16th March 2015, 09:07 PM
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I'm waiting for the whole album and just listened to the first half minute. Didn't expect that as well. But let's see, what's coming.
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Old 18th March 2015, 05:11 PM
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1st teaser for AMIT 2! BGM is a song called Rite of War:
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Old 18th March 2015, 08:29 PM
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I really love No Sleep! It's a really beautiful song if you know the lyrics
So I just went ahead and translated it...

I don't want to sleep. How am I supposed to fall asleep when the sun's not even out yet?
I want to call someone. Whom do I want to call in the middle of the night?
This peacefulness, why is the world squandering it away?
If only there's someone by my bedside, I don't even need to love them.
Who in the world can differentiate the feelings of love?
What determines day from night and can let me sleep?

I don't want to sleep. The people I've hated become more beautiful at night.
Looking at old pictures, I pretend to cry a bit.
The things I've experienced, there's a bit of addiction and foolishness mixed in.
The cycle of life and death, who can remember whom?
I can still smell the fragrance of roses then.
But I didn't see the scars and wounds on my wrist, how can I sleep?

I don't want to sleep. I listen intently to the faint sound of my pulse.
Even if I'm covered by blankets, I can't cover away the lies and pretense.
With eyes like a cat, the sharper I see as the night gets darker.
The windowsill by the wandering city, everyone peeps in on the story.
So many beds with people back to back,
So many faces that cry in the darkness.
There's no one for me. There's no one to accompany me. There's no one.

Before the world wakes up, let me seize the night.
I don't need to pretend to be kind and have a sweet smile.
Insomnia is God's way of pitying the ones who has been hurt.
Before having to wake up and play another role, please let me forget a little.
Who's guilty? Who's hurt? Who's at fault? Who's alone?

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Old 25th March 2015, 12:05 PM
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thanks for your translation, pommy48!
actually, lyrics are so beautiful and powerful! I love it ... but still song needs to grow on me a little bit.
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Still for AMIT 2:
Freak Show -title song- MV short version!
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Old 28th March 2015, 09:45 AM
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AMIT 2: Title song Freak Show full version!
https://vimeo.com/123480047

And Ella from S.H.E is going to release her first solo album on April 17th! It's called WHY NOT. The title song XXXX (Silence Treatment) will be revealed on YouTube on April 3rd.
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Old 28th March 2015, 10:34 PM
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Freak Show is amazing!
She always had a great voice, but it seems even stronger here.
Argh, I really can't wait for the album

Btw. is she having an official site? I can't seem to find one.
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my god i just discovered that chick today through Pommsy. I'm at the loss for words. That album is an ultimate level of perfection. She literally killed me.lol
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This album...wow...I'm just...I'm so tired, but I don't want to go sleep because then I have to stop listening to this album!
Wow...mind-freaking-blown!
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Freak Show is amazing!
She always had a great voice, but it seems even stronger here.
Argh, I really can't wait for the album

Btw. is she having an official site? I can't seem to find one.
Most C-Pop singers don't have an official site, merely a page on their label's website.
But here's A-Mei's official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staramei

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This album...wow...I'm just...I'm so tired, but I don't want to go sleep because then I have to stop listening to this album!
Wow...mind-freaking-blown!
I love it too!! So much that I bought it with AMIT 1 on 5music lol
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In fact i don't think i've heard anything like this before. SingerSen was close to perfection to me, this is whole new level.
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Most C-Pop singers don't have an official site, merely a page on their label's website.
But here's A-Mei's official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staramei
Thank you so much, hun!
Looked on fb as well, but didn't find anything.

You can still buy Amit 1 on 5music?
Have to check it out, cause back when I discovered Amit 1 , YesAsia already was out of stock for it.
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Thank you so much, hun!
Looked on fb as well, but didn't find anything.

You can still buy Amit 1 on 5music?
Have to check it out, cause back when I discovered Amit 1 , YesAsia already was out of stock for it.
You're welcome
She actually has a website in the end, but it has not been updated since AMIT.
http://www.starmei.com/

And yes, AMIT is still on 5music
http://www.5music.com.tw/CDList-C.asp?cdno=430455679101
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Old 18th April 2015, 09:25 PM
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I received AMIT (CD+DVD) and AMIT 2 today!
Pics:
AMIT
https://imageshack.com/a/Kkk4/1
AMIT 2
https://imageshack.com/a/mkk4/1
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Old 2nd May 2015, 10:14 AM
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Man, Amit 2 is such a great album!
Much better than the first one. Idk, the first tried to be different, but most songs sounded very pop and ballad centered still. It was good nevertheless.
But with Amit 2 she's branching out much more - a mix of (Hard) Rock, Electro and Pop. A bit bittersweet and heavy at times, but just awesome!
And already mentoned it, but her vocals are superb here - on point and emotional.

So thanks hundred of times for the shop links, Linoa, I need them!

Btw. how was the reception of the album in Taiwan/China?
How is ist selling?
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Actually, I like the first AMIT album a little bit more. It was a great mixture of rock and pop sound with some surprises (AMIT song sung in taiwanese dialect, for example)
AMIT2 is also a great album, but I did not expect to hear electropop here. Those two tracks would fit better on A-mei's previous ablum Faces of Paranoia. But it is still the best work I heard this year! and her vocals are amazing. She sounds better and better every year! I do not know how she does it

and same question for Linoa62
How is it selling? What fans in Taiwan think about this album?
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Old 8th May 2015, 04:16 PM
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Tastes are different.
I actually expected Amit 1 to be "harder" in sound before I listened to it. So Amit 2 is more or less what I expected Amit 1to be. I'm really into that mix of sounds - and Rock and Electro are my favourite genres.
Amit 2 is my album of the year so far.

Btw. should we make a seperate thread for A-Mei?
I guess she has enough fans here and we would peak interest for her from others more easily.
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