在 zoi

by tfvsjs

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Jason Butterhoff
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Jason Butterhoff Very refreshing instrumental album that gives me a Dredg/CHON vibe, but it's also pretty weird. Playful but with a dark atmosphere. Killer playing from all musicians involved. Catchy, too! Favorite track: and paint our pupils with the ashes.
Martyn Pepperell
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Martyn Pepperell In 2014 I stumbled upon a lil music store in Hong Kong called White Noise Records. After hassling him for a bit, the owner showed me a few albums and LPs from Hong Kong post-rock, shoegaze and noise bands. One of them was tfvsjs' first album. I've followed them since and 在 zoi is no disappointment. For neuron triggering rhythms, ornate sunshine melodies and heaving atmosphere, you can't do much better. A+
Audrey Yung
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Audrey Yung Possibly the best thing I've heard all year, definitely worth the wait! Darker, but also more poignant and atmospheric, full of textures but also space to breathe. Also love the existential anxiety about "being" and "disappearing" in this album, and callbacks to the sound of zither/guzheng in track 7. My favorite is track 8 - heavy but poignant and always shifting.
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    tfvsjs is a five-piece instrumental rock band from Hong Kong. Formed in 2003 and starting out as a post-hardcore and screamo outfit, the band eventually grew into a music style a little less direct – instrumental math rock with a Canton twist. Whether it’s their penchant for complex rhythms, or their ear for distinctive Chinese melodies, tfvsjs has slowly but surely become a unique creative force in Hong Kong music.
    The band’s debut album ‘equal unequals to equal’ was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. And a Mainland China tour soon followed and saw the band land a spot at the well-known Strawberry Music Festival in Beijing and Shanghai. In the years to follow, they have played music festivals around the region including Hong Kong’s Clockenflap, Singapore’s BayBeats, and Taiwan’s T-Fest. Now three years since their debut, the band returns with a new album named 在 (“Zoi”). Mixed and Mastered by Mino Takaaki of Japanese math rock band toe’s fame, Zoi is decidedly darker than its predecessor, and reflects on the unsettling past, present, and future of their hometown Hong Kong.
    Zoi is comprised of ten blistering tracks of instrumental rock, with the band pushing themselves both technically and creatively. Unlike their debut album, Zoi veers away from the more melodic side of the band and explores their dark side. Utilizing both noise and rhythm, tfvsjs has created a complex piece of experimental work that sees them reaching new creative heights.

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tfvsjs is a five-piece instrumental rock band from Hong Kong. Formed in 2003 and starting out as a post-hardcore and screamo outfit, the band eventually grew into a music style a little less direct – instrumental math rock with a Canton twist. Whether it’s their penchant for complex rhythms, or their ear for distinctive Chinese melodies, tfvsjs has slowly but surely become a unique creative force in Hong Kong music.
The band’s debut album ‘equal unequals to equal’ was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. And a Mainland China tour soon followed and saw the band land a spot at the well-known Strawberry Music Festival in Beijing and Shanghai. In the years to follow, they have played music festivals around the region including Hong Kong’s Clockenflap, Singapore’s BayBeats, and Taiwan’s T-Fest. Now three years since their debut, the band returns with a new album named 在 (“Zoi”). Mixed and Mastered by Mino Takaaki of Japanese math rock band toe’s fame, Zoi is decidedly darker than its predecessor, and reflects on the unsettling past, present, and future of their hometown Hong Kong.
Zoi is comprised of ten blistering tracks of instrumental rock, with the band pushing themselves both technically and creatively. Unlike their debut album, Zoi veers away from the more melodic side of the band and explores their dark side. Utilizing both noise and rhythm, tfvsjs has created a complex piece of experimental work that sees them reaching new creative heights.

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released July 15, 2016

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tfvsjs is a five-piece instrumental rock band from Hong Kong. Starting out as a post-hardcore and screamo outfit, the band eventually grew into a music style a little less direct – instrumental math rock with a Canton twist. Whether it’s their penchant for complex rhythms, or their ear for distinctive Chinese melodies, tfvsjs has slowly but surely become a unique creative force in Hong Kong music. ... more

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