100,000 Whys

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Available from 24/09/2021


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WANG WEN - 100.000 WHYS (BLACK VINYL)
China's leading post rock band Wang Wen are releasing their 11th album on
September 24, the follow-up to much acclaimed 2018's "Invisible City".
Originally released only digitally last fall, this is the first release on physical
formats outside of China. This album is more than just another post rock record:
Wang Wen build their engrossing songs over epic, brass-loaded, orchestral
arrangements oozing with creativity and rhythmical finesse. The result is a sound
of great ease and sublimity that doesn't really remind of anything or anyone
else. Maybe if Radiohead were to make an instrumental record_? And what
greater thing could possibly be said about an artist with a 22 years history. Dive
into this album which is as mesmerising as the holographic cover art insinuates.
Composed and recorded during pre-pandemic time, `100,000 WHYS' Wang
Wen's 11th album, heaves with beauty and intelligence. Lush, inviting, drawing
on new textures and dynamics for the band, the album conjures rejuvenation
and hope while holding fast to the sense of awe that suffuses their work. Each
track is a new, supple equation written out with a steady hand, exact but also
exacting in details that variously emerge or erupt from the core to shift the
listeners perspective. This is a work born of clear thoughts stirring in busy
minds. It's also the most accessible album Wang Wen have produced so far,
reaching out far to gather us all in close. The name `100,000 WHYS 'comes from
the English poet Kipling's verse `One million Hows, two million Wheres, and
seven million Whys!'. `Under the circumstance of 2020/21, nothing proves
better than `100,000 WHYS' . Though we are living with confusion, with no
sense of settlement for the unknown future, we still hope to stay curious and
inquisitive.' - Wang Wen
For fans of RADIOHEAD, MONO, 1099, RADARE, CONDOR GRUPPE, GODSPEED
YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, CASPIAN, IF THESE TREES COULD TALK
TRACKLISTING: 01. FORGOTTEN 02. THE GHOST 03. WU WU ROAD 04. IF
TOMORROW COMES 05. A BEACH BUM 06. LONELY BIRD 07. SHUT UP AND PLAY
08. FORGOTTEN RIVER

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