Art Rock Show – Painful Clown & Ninja Tiger (Week 6)

Wang Wen, opgericht in 1999 in Dalian en wordt beschouwd als één van China’s hardst werkende indiebands. De band bracht 7 studioalbums uit sinds 2002 en een split vinyl met de Zweedse instrumentalisten PG.LOST. Wang Wen maakt prachtige melancholische instrumentale muziek en ze staan bekend om hun intense live shows. Ze toerden meerdere malen door China en Europa en deelden podia met Mogwai, Mono,…

Pete Overell van Everything Is Noise: “I’ve always enjoyed WANG WEN and felt they had enough unique qualities to set them apart from their peers previously, but their new album elevates them above the pack. Painful Clown & Ninja Tiger brilliantly mixes in new facets to their music, with the most noticeable being the addition of jazz elements. Big horns and Snarky Puppy flavours litter the album, creating a new atmosphere for the band. The other great addition? Vocals. WANG WEN have been purely instrumental post-rock since their inception in 1999. After 23 years, they introduce vocals into their music for the first time, with the end result coming out brilliant. (…)

The quality never really drops off on Painful Clown & Ninja Tiger. Throughout the album, WANG WEN crafts songs that are peaceful yet thought-provoking, inspiring your mind to do great things. The addition of vocals was an inspired choice, and the band’s subtle use of traditional instruments ensured they steered clear of using them as a gimmick. WANG WEN again cements themselves as a staple post-rock band, with Pelagic Records again providing a great staging ground for these bands to excel worldwide. Be sure to dive into this amazing album.”

Naast Wang Wen met Painful Clown & Ninja Tiger, Pg.Lost (Oscillate), We Lost the Sea (Departure Songs), Ef (Give Me Beauty… or Give Me Death!), Yndi Halda (Under Summer), Do Make Say Think (Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn) & Sleepmakeswaves (Audiotree Live).

  • Thursday/Donderdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Friday/Vrijdag 12.00 – 24.00
  • Saturday/Zaterdag 12.00 – 24.00

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