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Wong, Eric: YYSSN (Creative Sources)

"Minneapolis-born Hong Kong raised and Berlin-based guitar performer Eric Wong is the author of this amazing release on Portuguese label Creative Sources, named after the initial of each of the five pieces he collected here. Since the o...
 

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UPC: 5609063403282

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs328
Squidco Product Code: 21659

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in June, 2015.

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"Minneapolis-born Hong Kong raised and Berlin-based guitar performer Eric Wong is the author of this amazing release on Portuguese label Creative Sources, named after the initial of each of the five pieces he collected here. Since the opening track "Yut", where he interlocks fast tapping, rubbing and pizzicato on his guitar together with sound processing that could let you think he's trying to change the state of matter of this amalgamation of guitar-driven sounds (if you can imagine audible elements as a physical entity), a listener can quickly catch his full command of the devices he handles as well as the inventiveness of his approach to the instrument. I particularly enjoyed that sort of stressing test that Eric proposed on the central track "Saam", where decaying low tones that disfigured the sound of guitar follows almost five minutes of over-strained and over-compressed guitar tones - a technique that sound reprised in the last part of the track -, and the bizarre "Sei",where the listeners can imagine that Eric managed to render an imaginary alien shop of cuckoo clocks by a weird alternation between a strange chirping and sudden cogs of such a chirping stream. The starting point of the other tracks - "Yee" and the final "NG" - are isolated guitar chords, that he gradually processed and dissected according to an approach that could let you think of unexpected and unrepeatable moments of manic lucidity by an experienced guitarist."-Vito Camarretta, Chain DLK


Artist Biographies

"Eric Wong - Born 1981 in Minneapolis, MN, grew up in Hong Kong, studied Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He is a guitarist, computer musician, and improviser. Although he has taken some lessons at younger age, he is pretty much an autodidact. He focuses on sound textures and perception of sound.

Currently based Berlin, he has performed in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Macau, USA, Taiwan, China, Poland, Switzerland, and Czech Republic. Projects he has been involved include D.N.A.N.D.N.A. with Simon Rose, they played in MIRROR MIRROR FESTIVAL (Berlin, 2016), icra with Mira Falk, Se Noh Te with Eunice Martins, rock duo Meta Fog with Sascia Pellegrini patchworking pop culture montage, played in FREE SPACE FESTIVAL OF WEST KOWLOON (Hong Kong, 2013), and APOCALYPSE POSTPONED of Art Basel Hong Kong (2014), musical collective Stoic Strangers with Wilson Tsang plus other Hong Kong based musicians, played in KEEP THE SILENCE FESTIVAL (Hong Kong, 2013), Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra, as well as working with many other artists across the globe. In 2015 he played duo with Wilmer Chan in JOLT FESTIVAL (Hong Kong), which originated in Australia, and later become a festival across different countries.

In 2016 he co-curated and performed in UNSTUMM HONG KONG, a cross media improvisation performance with musicians and visual artists from Germany and Hong Kong."

-Eric Wong Website (http://ericszehonwong.tumblr.com/about)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



Yut 7:12 Yee 9:51 Saam 9:29 Sei 10:13 Ng 5:18

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Electro-Acoustic Improv
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