Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Wang Wen - L&R (2010) (AWESOME !!!)
Genre : Post-rock, China
1. Chapter of Child
2. Close View
3. Anxiety Inhibitor
5. Hang on The Timeline
The band was formed in the city of Dalian, a busy seaport in northeast China, in the year of 1999. Wangwen was at first started by two awkward (at that time!) guitarists who were crazy about The Smashing Pumpkins and later joined by the drummer who also brought along the band name, representing the idea of an unknown band and insensibility to what others say.
The band began to record their first demo- ‘the animal world’ on their own in the same year they formed. Since then the band members had been changing while continuous creation of new pieces of music and performing. ‘lingshuihe’(‘the IceWaterRiver’)was recorded on their own in 2000 and the third demo ‘the Tenebrous Yinyang Road’ was also completed two years later.
During this period the music style of the band had been gradually changing from vocal to instrumental and started to draw broad attentions both from the reviews and the audience as well. It was considered as the one of the leading band from china in the fields of post-rock and acid rock. The band was influenced by: Mogwai, Red Red Meat, Mono, Explosion in the Sky, Polvo, Tortois--GYBE, etc.
Wang Wen’s music is a mix of sad sweet melodies, heavy, noisy guitars, and Chinese scales. Close your eyes and you will easily lose yourself in the ambiance created by their music. It takes you back to the scenes of your favorite movies.
Their new album will be released on the new record label recently founded by Beijing record dealer Zhao Chenhong.