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“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.
“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.
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.
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 !
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 !
« 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.
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.
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…
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.