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40th album out! Quadruple Album “Cigarettes-Dust-Bricks-Alcohol”

40th album out! Quadruple Album “Cigarettes-Dust-Bricks-Alcohol”. A true composer never stops.

In order to celebrate 40 albums of music Djang San has decided to record a quadruple album.

Each side of the album includes ten compositions never released before.

 

The album’s music manages to integrate once again the electric pipa and electric zhongruan into new music styles and ideas, but it also includes a lot of guitar based tracks.

“Cigarettes-Dust-Bricks-Alcohol” was recorded by Djang San in Beijing from January to July 2017.

99% of the music on the album was recorded with Djang San playing all instruments including drums, bass, guitar, electric zhongruan, electric pipa, keyboard, vocals etc.

The album is divided in 4 parts, each part representing an impression of life in the capital of the most populated country in the world.

Each side of the album also represents a season, Summer for “Cigarettes”,  Autumn for “Bricks”, Spring for “Dust” and Winter for “Alcohol”.

The album’s tracks are mainly instrumental and experimental at times, also gathering field recordings made here and there in the last few months.

For best comfort in the experience, please listen to the 4 parts individually and one day after another, but not all at once.

 

 

See you soon !

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40th album out! Quadruple Album “Cigarettes-Dust-Bricks-Alcohol”. A true composer never stops.

40th album out! Quadruple Album “Cigarettes-Dust-Bricks-Alcohol”. A true composer never stops.

In order to celebrate 40 albums of music Djang San has decided to record a quadruple album.

Each side of the album includes ten compositions never released before.

 

The album’s music manages to integrate once again the electric pipa and electric zhongruan into new music styles and ideas, but it also includes a lot of guitar based tracks.

“Cigarettes-Dust-Bricks-Alcohol” was recorded by Djang San in Beijing from January to July 2017.

99% of the music on the album was recorded with Djang San playing all instruments including drums, bass, guitar, electric zhongruan, electric pipa, keyboard, vocals etc.

The album is divided in 4 parts, each part representing an impression of life in the capital of the most populated country in the world.

Each side of the album also represents a season, Summer for “Cigarettes”,  Autumn for “Bricks”, Spring for “Dust” and Winter for “Alcohol”.

The album’s tracks are mainly instrumental and experimental at times, also gathering field recordings made here and there in the last few months.

For best comfort in the experience, please listen to the 4 parts individually and one day after another, but not all at once.

 

 

See you soon !

www.zhangsian.com
http://djangsan.bandcamp.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/zhangsian

https://www.facebook.com/groups/beijingundergrou nd/

https://www.facebook.com/djangsan/

New Djang San + Band album “What You Want” out now.

 

 

New Djang San + Band album “What You Want” out now !

Check the album and buy it here:

https://djangsan.bandcamp.com/album/what-you-want

Listen to it and/or buy it !

If you buy the entire album you will get a free track sent to you automatically !

“What You Want”, recorded with Carlo V.Fuentes on drums and Clancy Lehtbridge on bass, two exceptional musicians from California and Australia, goes once more further into the use of electric zhongruan and electric pipa, both designed by French musician Djang San, pushing those two Chinese classical music instruments again beyond their supposed limits into more musical styles.

Djang San + Band pushed this time into funk with songs like “What You Want” and “Rainbow Machine”, progressive rock with songs like “Lava” and “Monster Following Me”, psychedelic rock “Beloved Monster”, punk “Emotional Blackmail”, and pop “Tron”. 

The band, also keeps on exploring World Music in a different way with such tracks as “Sakura’s Bolero” inspired by Ravel’s Bolero and mixed with famous Japanese classical music theme Sakura, and “Asian Flower”, which also brings some electronic music ideas into the mix. 

We have also two new videos for you ! Here they are:

“What You Want”, first extract of the new album was shot at Temple Bar in Beijing by Laurent Hou and edited by Djang San.

Youtube:

Chinese Internet:

 

“She’s a Witch”, a song from Djang San + Band album “Tofu électrique” gets a first video. The video’s graphic atmosphere and 3D was all created by French 3D artist Jean-Marc Laurent.

Version 1:

Youtube:

Chinese internet:

 

Version 2:

 

 

Djang San + Band will be playing as part of the “Beijing Underground Sweet Summer Music Days” this Sunday 2 of July at Yue Space alongside WHAI, Su & The Paramecia, Macondo and Coupla Cups.

Hope to see you there !

See you soon !

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Djang San and Djang San + Band on TV, South Korea tour and Seoul Music Week coming up too.

CCTV-F just finished a 15 minutes documentary on my music and was nice enough to send me the video file. I have published it on Facebook and Youtube last night, as well as Tudou today.

Here are the links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djangsan/videos/10155261120198934/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c3JPRx-_a0&t=1s

 

 

 

 

 

A while ago Djang San + Band played on CCTV3, to my surprise the show also had a part of it that was a quiz and they made me win a microwave….

Here are the links for that:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/djangsan/videos/10155141731833934/

CCTV3: http://tv.cctv.com/2015/11/27/VIDE1448628519939172.shtml

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnaaCv7bIW4&t=3s

This is about the 5th documentary (if I remember clearly) done by medias in China about Djang San or Djang San + Band music.

You can check more of these around on the internet.

Djang San + Band will be at the Seoul Music Week in May, we will also play a few other dates and I will also play solo in a few places including Busan in a tour.

Don’t hesitate to pass the info around !

 

See you soon !

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Djang San Nominated as French Expat of the year ! Vote Now ! 2 days to vote !

VOTE Here !

 

I got nominated by a French newspaper as “French Expatriate of the year” by “Le Petit Journal”, France’s most important overseas news network.

To vote, it’s very simple, just click on the “vote here” link on this page. Once you are on my vote page just click on “votez” and that’s it ! no need to register or anything else.

This award is supported by the foreign ministry of France, Air France, TV5,  Courrier International, RFI and many other organizations.

The deadline for the vote is the 5 of February (Paris time).

If I win I would receive a trophy at the Quai d’Orsay, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Paris.

I need help from all of you to make victory happen ! Just go on the page and click on the “votez” button.

I am the only French person living in Mainland China to be nominated for such an award, needless to say I feel honored to represent both the foreign and French community in Beijing and China.

Here is what they say: “Vote for Jean-Sébastien Héry: In the hands of Jean-Sebastién Héry (aka Djang San), Chinese instruments such as the zhongruan and the pipa have been completely transformed !”

Don’t hesitate to pass the message around you !

If thanks to all of you I get the award I won’t forget to mention the foreign and French community as well as the thriving art and culture community in China and Asia.

 

VOTE Here ! (before the 5 of February)

Thank you for your help !

Sincerely yours,

Djang San. Jean-Sébastien Héry.

Djang San Nominated as French Expatriate of the Year, Vote !

Vote !

(Picture by Laurent Hou)

I just got nominated by a French newspaper as “Most interesting French person living outside of France” or in other words “French Expatriate of the year”.

If I win I would receive a trophy at the Quai d’Orsay, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Paris.

I need help from all of you to make victory happen ! Just go on the page and click on the “votez” button.

I am the only French person living in Mainland China to be nominated for such an award, needless to say I feel honored to represent both the foreign and French community in Beijing and China.

 

Don’t hesitate to pass the message around you !

If thanks to all of you I get the award I won’t forget to mention the foreign and French community as well as the thriving art and culture community in China and Asia.

 

Thank you for your help !

Sincerely yours,

Djang San. Jean-Sébastien Héry.

 

FIFF festival + concerts at Temple, DDC, Yue Space, new EP and new video !

Djang San + Band will be at Temple Bar on the 14 of January 2017 to play some new songs (while preparing for a new album) and to show new videos !

On the 16 of January I will be playing a solo show at the opening of the FIFF Folk is Fashion Festival Week that will take place at the Tian Qiao Art Center in Beijing.

 

On the 20 of January Djang San + Band are putting on a very special show at DDC with one of our favorite bands in China “december3am”, definitely a show not to be missed !

Tickets here: http://www.showstart.com/event/19642

 

I’m launching a new event, the Beijing Underground Evenings. The first evening is organized at Yue Space, a new cool place for music in Beijing, we have “Noise Arcade”, “The Twenties”, “Sardine is Back and the Wheel is Broken”, myself, as well as maybe another mysterious band, not to be missed either ! See you there !

Tickets here: http://www.musikid.com/new/station/16661

Last August, Djang San + Band went to Japan, and it was great ! Here is a video using the song “Bridges” from the album “Bridges” (part 1) highlighting some of the coolest moment we had there. The video already has almost 4000 views on Facebook, you can check it on the Djang San page on Facebook or on youtube here. Enjoy !

 

Based on classical compositions. This is a new EP for those who like orchestral music, enjoy it too !

https://djangsan.bandcamp.com/album/mini-symphony-in-smog-major

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Beijing Underground 20 000 members ! Join us at Yue Space on the 21 of January

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The Beijing Underground group on Facebook has now 20 000 members, it is the largest group for Underground rock music in China on Facebook.

As a celebration for this we are launching a new series of concerts, the “Beijing Underground Evenings”, the first one will be happening on the 21 of January at Yue Space in Beijing.

See you there !

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Album N°39 “The Fog in Our Hearts”

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« The Fog in our Hearts » is my 39th album and 4th album in 2016 after

« Eye » (part 1 and 2), « I Love Cigars » and « Beijing Frogs of the Night ».

Based on field recordings done during tours in 2016 as Djang San + Band in Japan and Djang San « One Man Live Orchestra » in South Korea, the album was later completed at home in Beijing.

The cover of the album comes from incredible pictures taken by Djang San + Band bass player Clancy Lethbridge in Beijing.

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The album is divided into four parts, first, 70’s rock inspired instrumental rock jam where I play all instruments including electric guitar, electric zhongruan and electric pipa, and also bass and drums.

The second part are short songs simply played on accoustic guitar.

The third part are experimental edits of sounds transformed into loops, sounds including beautiful piano imporvisations by Carlo V. Fuentes, drummer of Djang San + Band.

Voices of Carlo V. Fuentes and Clancy Lethbridge can be heard through the recording.

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The fourth part is live recordings done in South Korea at the Vinyl Underground in the city of Busan.

This album is humbly inspired by the great musical work of people who led the way, people such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, Tortoise, King Crimson, Pierre Henry, George Harrison, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and many more…

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Special thanks to Clancy Lethbridge and Carlo V. Fuentes for their support and friendship.

Special thanks to Olivier Trontin who recorded the drums.

Special thanks to the Vinyl Underground in Busan for recording the show.

All photos by Clancy Lethbridge.

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