The best Rock album that comes out this year undoubtedly is from a former Arizona resident. He now lives and works in California. If you don’t know him by now I will make you know this rising, talented and hard working super star. He is Noy Sydanon.
He lifts Lao music to new level to be second to none. The words of the music are from life experience. They are expressed in a way that few Lao singers or writers have ever done.
The strength or powers of his voice make your goose bumps running through your whole body. There are not many Lao singers that have talent as Noy has. Many songs in this album have hit nail right on the head.
Genres: Alternative / rock
Hometown: Orange county, California USA
Facebook: Noy Sydanon
SONGS FROM FIRST ALBUM
LAOPRESS: how long have you been making music?
NOY SYDANON:I STARTED MAKING MUSIC IN 1998. KAW PEN LAO TOOK 2 YEARS to finish. I RELEASED IN 2000.
LAOPRESS:What got you start?
NOY SYDANON:I WAS LACKING EVERYTIME I GO AND PLAY WITH THE BAND; WE Played Country, LUMS AND ALL. I needed change.
WHEN I WAS A KID I LEARN SONGS NOTE BY NOTE. NOW I NOTICE that I JUST PLAY WHATEVER come to my mind.
LAOPRESS: You’ve released two albums and words and music are excellent, do you write your own music?
NOY SYDANON: YES I DO WRITE MY OWN MUSIC.
LAOPRESS: where does the inspiration to write music come from?
NOY SYDANON: FIRSTLY, I LOVE MUSIC, 2NDLY I LOVE THE Challenge OF MAKING BETTER QUALITY MUSIC, 3RDLY LIFE EXPERIENCES – ANGER, HARD TIME, Loneliness, BROKEN HeART..SIG..SIG I THINk I GONNA CRY. :)=
LAOPRESS: How do you describe your music?
NOY SYDANON: ROCK / POP. A LITTLE IN BETWEEN HUH, I LIKE to PUT IN A FEW GOOD BEATS, LITTLE BIT OF GUITAR HERE AND THERE. I TRY NOT TO OVER DO IT. I KNOW OUR LISTENER LIKE SONG THAT IS MORE Pleasant TO LISTEN TO. But for me, I LIKE A LITTLE MORE of power and Energy.
LAOPRESS: What have been your favourite songs?
NOY SYDANON: SO BAD SO GOOD. I LIKE THAT ONE, IF ANYONE DARES TO BE BAD…THEN WELL, MAYBE, IT’S GOOD THING. HEHE WHAT YOU GOT TO LOOSE RIGHT?
LAOPRESS: Song, which best sum you up?
NOY SYDANON: CHAMPA VIENTIANe, WELL IT DOES NOT SUM up ME, BUT SONGS LIKE KAW PEN LAO, KAW SA BARN AND PARB LUANG TA (FROM THE FIRST CD) DESCRIBE ME THE MOST. I CARE DEEPLY FOR OUR PEOPLE, OUR CULTURE AND our Innocence. AS LITTLE AS I HAVE and I AM TRYING TO GIVE BACK AS MUCH AS I CAN. IF WHAT EVER I AM SAYING IN MY SONGS MAKE ANY Differences TO SOMEONE OR SOMETHING then I’m HAPPY WITH THAT.
LAOPRESS: What are you working on now?
NOY SYDANON: 3RD ALBUM. I’m trying NEW WAY OF WRITING NEW SOUND. IT’S TOO SOON TO tell WHEN IT WILL HIT THE SHELF.
LAOPRESS: Tell us about IT?
NOY SYDANON: SO FAR THE SOUND IS A LOT BIGGER AND THE BEAT, It’s MORE STABLE AND Tighter, LOTS OF PUNCH AND POWER. I AM KEEPING MY FINGER CROSS.
LAOPRESS: How do you compare third album to your two previous albums?
NOY SYDANON: IF I DONT BREAK IT IN THIS UP COMING ALBUM, I’m surE that I WILL STICK WITH MY DAY JOB. LOL…
LAOPRESS: what are the highlights for Noy so far?
NOY SYDANON: I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO DO A SHOW IN THE LAND DOWN UNDER THIS AUGUST, I LIKE MEETING NEW FACES, THIS COULD BE THE HIGHLIGHT. FOR THOSE OF YOU who is LIVING IN THE SYDNEY AREA I LIKE TO TAKE THIS opportunity TO INVITE YOU TO COME UP AND SUPPORT LAO MUSIC.
LAOPRESS: Where was your first gig?
NOY SYDANON: TUCSON ARIZONA (USA) WHERE I WAS RAISED. 1983 FOR LAO TEMPLE FUNDRAISING. OH YEAh it was sold OUT. WHAT’S NEW? JUST KIDDING.
LAOPRESS: where can we see you next play?
NOY SYDANON: SO FAR I AM PREPARING TO JAM OUT IN THE LOCAL AREA AND YES SYDNEY AUSTRALIA AUG 30TH.
LAOPRESS: who would you like to play with live?
NOY SYDANON: I WOULD LIKE TO GET TOGETHER WITH LAO MusiciaNS FROM LAOs, NO POLITICS NO BS, JUST PLAIN FUN. SITIPORN, PARN, ALEXANDRA, ALSO JOY & Mike…I THINK IT COULD BE A BLAST.
LAOPRESS: what are your thoughts on music being downloaded from the Internet?
NOY SYDANON: SOME SAMPLES ARE HARMLESS, BUT TO MAKE IT A FULL ACCESS I THINK WE’RE LIMITING OUR HOME GROWN TALENTS. JUST LIKE ANYTHING Else, NO oNE LIKE TO RISK THING IF FOR SURE NOT THINGS COMES FROM IT.
LAOPRESS: How do you feel being sex symbol?
NOY SYDANON: OH STOP IT..LOL.. I AM TOO SKANKIE TO BE ONE. THANKS LAOPRESS FOR SUPPORTING ME.