Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wang-Wen Megapost [Post-Rock, China]

Hailing from the busy port city of Dalian in Northeast China, Wangwen/Wang-Wen/ 惘闻 cite their influences among groups such as Mogwai, Red Red Meat, Mono, Explosions in the Sky, Polvo, Tortoise and GYBE. Formed in 1999 by two awkward guitarists crazy about The Smashing Pumpkins, by the time of the release of their second album “Re:Re:Re” in 2004 they had become a five-piece and their sound had evolved into instrumental Chinese-tinged post-rock, acid-rock. Their third album “7 Objects in an Infitinte Space” not only cemented their reputation as one of the leading bands in China’s post-rock scene, but drew them attention internationally, leading to their first European Tour in June 2008 to promote the release of their fourth full album, titled simply “IV”.


Here are four albums for your listening pleasure.

Diary of 28 Sleepless Days [2003]

Re;Re;Re [2006]

7 Objects in Another Infinite Space [2007]

IV [2008]

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