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Davichi Vol. 1 - Amaranth

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Davichi Vol. 1 - Amaranth
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Making headlines even before their official debut, Davichi presents their first album Amaranth. This R&B female duo formed by Lee Hae Ri and Gang Min Kyung caused an immediate media sensation with the music video of their titular song Miwuhdo Saranghanikka ("Love You Even Though I Hate You")(Track 1). The MV stars A-list actress Lee Mi Yeon and pop queen Lee Hyo Lee whose provocative image transformation shocked many K-pop fans. Top-rated MV director Cha Eun Tek took inspiration from the Hollywood movie Thelma And Louise to reel out a road movie that complements the ballad written by Ryu Jae Hyun of Vibe.

Highlighting Lee's silvery vocals and Gang's huskiness, their debut cut boasts an elaborate line-up of top composers like Park Geun Tae, Jo Young Soo, Kim Do Hoon, and Park Hae Woon. While demonstrating the duo's immense singing potentials, Davichi's well-crafted album also distinguishes the duo from the massive pool of K-pop newcomers.

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Product Title: Davichi Vol. 1 - Amaranth Davichi Vol. 1 - Amaranth Davichi Vol. 1 - Amaranth Davichi 1集 - 憎くても愛してるから 다비치 1집 - 미워도 사랑하니까
Singer Name(s): Davichi Davichi Davichi Davichi (ダビチ) 다비치
Release Date: 2008-02-04
Language: Korean
Disc Format(s): CD
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: Mnet Media
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1010061540

Product Information / Track List

01 . 미워도 사랑하니까
02 . 립스틱 짙게 바르고
03 . 나쁘고 아픈 나
04 . 슬픈 다짐
05 . 외사랑
06 . 슬픈 사랑의 노래
07 . 별이 빛나는 밤
08 . 그런거니
09 . 겨우겨우
10 . 이별의 반대말

데뷔 전부터 큰 화제
바이브 류재현의 애절한 발라드 곡
타이틀곡 ‘미워도 사랑하니까’

화제의 신인 그룹 다비치가 드디어 1집 앨범을 발매한다. 다비치는 이해리, 강민경 2명의 멤버로 구성된 신인 R&B 여성 그룹. 앨범 발매 전부터 갖가지 이슈로 화제를 불러일으킨 2008년 최고의 기대주다. 다비치는 먼저 이미연, 이효리가 뮤직 비디오에 동반 출연하면서 큰 화제를 모았다. 국내 최고의 뮤직비디오 감독 차은택이 연출을 맡은 다비치의 데뷔곡 ‘미워도 사랑하니까’의 뮤직 비디오는 영화 <델마와 루이스>를 모티브로 한 로드무비 스타일. 다비치의 1집 앨범에는 박근태, 조영수, 김도훈, 류재현, 박해운등 명실공히 국내 최고 작곡가들이 참여했으며, 이 중 바이브의 류재현이작사, 작곡한 ‘미워도 사랑하니까’가 타이틀곡으로 선정되었다. 뿐만 아니라 다비치는 실제로 뛰어난 가창력을 가진 실력파 신인. 앳된 외모와 달리 파워풀한 가창력을 소유해 국내 최고 작곡가들이 선뜻 앨범 제작에 참여했다.
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April 2, 2008

A gentle pat on your back
A few weeks ago, I lost my voice due to a nasty cold. Though weeks of fatigue and sleep deprivation drove me bonkers, one good thing came out of the misery - the husky voice that I had always wanted. Quickly preparing myself for what I envisioned to be my best karaoke performance, I started making a mental list of those who bear the likeness to my newfound sexiness. Several artists crossed my mind such as Lee Hyo Ri, Baek Ji Young, Park Hwayobi, and of course, Davichi.

A female pop and R&B duo consisting of members Lee Hae Ri and Gang Min Kyung, Davichi made their debut in early 2007 with Amaranth. The richness of their distinctive, husky vocal timbre and the depth of emotions give the duo an edge over other numerous newbies. Using less falsetto, and more chest vocals, Davichi pulls and sustains the high notes with much control. Their debut album contains mostly easy listening and mid-tempo ballads with lyrics that speak volumes about love's pain, loss, and sorrow.

Interestingly, many of the album's lesser-known tracks wound up as my favorites. Ibyeore Bandaemal ("Separation's Opposition") is a country-style pop number that invites you to self-retrospection. Adorned with Davichi's silky, viscous vocals, the song carries out a sweeping melody of past regrets. Exuding similar outpourings of sentiment is Keureongeoni ("Keureongeoni"), a smooth, jazz-tinged ballad shimmered with layers of gentle piano and guitar arrangement. Before swelling to its climax, the song makes a momentary pause; then sputters out a twister of emotions.

If you're a fan of SG Wannabe and See Ya, you will find Ripseutik Jitge Pareugo ("Putting on Heavy Lipstick"), a trot-infused mid-tempo ballad, very much to your liking. Kicking off with Bossa Nova style guitar chords, the song bleeds tears with words like: "Never again will I fall in love/never again be so foolish/put on my lipstick/cut off my long hair/wipe off the pain you gave me". In another weeper, Kyeoukyeou ("Barely Barely"), Davichi tweaks their vocals to resemble Park Hwayobi's trademark R&B vibrato, which strikingly complements the lyrics that speak of barely making it through the day.

It would seem odd to mention all other tracks in the album and leave out Miwuhdo Saranghanikka ("Love You Even Though I Hate You"), the very song that gave Davichi, their first shot of fame. Unfortunately, the song sounds like a blend of many typical Korean ballads and as a result, falls short of getting my vote. The song contains some disheartening lyrics like: "Even though I know about everything you did me wrong/ I'm willing to be deceived over and over again/ that's how women are". But some verses stand out for their poetic charm, such as: "You never liked me wearing thick makeup/ looking into the mirror/ thinking my face was heavily made up/ wiped them all off with my tears". Now how sad is that?

For those who are marking cloudy days in their relationship forecast, or for anyone in need of a good cry, I recommend Davichi's Amaranth, which offers a gentle meditative remedy. By the way, after fully recovering from the cold, I regret to say that my natural voice came back.

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Customer Review of "Davichi Vol. 1 - Amaranth"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (3)

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May 20, 2009

I love this so much <3~ Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This album is so nice .. This album has strong vocals .. And a nice melody to listen to anytime <3 I just got it today .. And i was so happy .. Sadly it has no davichi pictures ! :< But .. Hyori is so nice to look at .. Along with the music <3
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April 17, 2008

Davichi Vol.1 Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Another group with powerful vocals from Mnet Media. If you like seeya and sgwannabe, you'll definitely like Davichi. I was already anticipating their debut when i heard about this new group called Davichi because i know that the artists and groups from mnet media all have one thing in common. Powerful Vocals. If you're finding groups with quality, talents, This is it.
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February 25, 2008

amazing debut album Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is probably one of the strongest debut albums I've heard in a while. Yes, some might call it the typical ballad album, but the duo's vocals are amazing and the songs [both lyrics and composition] are beautiful and quite pleasing to the ears. There aren't just one or two songs that are good, practically all of them are good. This album is definitely worth more than a listen if one's a fan of ballads.
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