Metal Postcard has licensed the latest album from South Korea's Chang Wording Girl
New out on Metal Postcard Records - NEON EON by Chang Wording Girl (catalogue number MPCD1)
Release date: 1st December 2005
NEON EON (23:46)
Kim Kyung-Soon :: guitars
Serendipity Jin-Ho :: guitars
Mun Yong-Chik :: guitars
Aki Matsunaga :: vocals
Janet Chua :: vocals
Chang Wording Girl were formed in 2001 when Kim Kyung-Soon, Serendipity Jin-Ho and Mun Yong-Chik met whilst studying in Seoul. All three shared an interest in the ‘chong-um’ scene which was spearheading a re-interpretation of traditional mask dances and CWG soon became the movement’s most sought-after musicians. This success encouraged them to evolve into a fully-functioning band that was able to pursue a wider agenda and start to fuse strands of contemporary electronica and krautrock into the existing sound. The band has established a working method that favours intensive input to realise single ‘projects’ which are refined and honed over a series of months before being toured and recorded.
For the realisation of the Neon Eon project the band have recruited Aki Matsunga from Japan and Janet Chu from Singapore to provide vocals. The expanded band played live extensively in Korea and Japan in 2005 and have attracted widespread praise for their intense performances and complex collaborations with video and lighting artists.
Neon Eon was produced by Akiko Nane, and mixed/mastered by Slim Salt at Bunsen Burner.
Wire Magazine on reviewing the album said:
NEON Eon presents an uncompromising sound, a single piece of music that shifts restlessly between moods and arrangements ...opting for an episodic series of compressed but intense tableaux
Cost: US$12.50 + P&P