Machines

by Yang

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Jerry F A friend of mine played Yang's "Machines" for me and I was instantly intrigued and purchased the album. These original, instrumental tracks defy genre categorization while having a wonderful cohesiveness as an album. I really enjoy the guitar interplay and the rapidly shifting dynamics and time signatures of the rhythm section. If you want new music that pushes the boundaries of conventionalism while also being completely enjoyable, get "Machines."
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    Founded by Frédéric L’Épée in 2002, Yang is an instrumental quartet which compositions melt guitar counterpoints, odd time signatures, oriental modes, a powerful rock pulse, all together with a raw sound cleared from a lot of usual effects. Their 1st CD, "A complex nature" has been precisely recorded in 3 days, saving in this way spontaneity and urgency feeling. It has been released on the American U.S. label Cuneiform records in 2004.
    Frédéric L'Épée and Julien Vecchié were on guitars, Stéphane Bertrand on bass and Volodia Brice on drums.
    The line-up changed for their 2nd album, "Machines", released in 2010. Frédéric L'Épée and Volodia Brice have been joined by Nico Gomez (Björk, Roy Hargrove, Snow Boy) and Laurent James (Lord of Mushrooms).
    This new line-up appeared to be quite different from the previous one.
    Nico, mainly a jazz and Latin jazz bass-player, and Laurent, a Metal and Prog-Metal guitarist, gave a brand new twist to the atmosphere of Yang'music and their collaboration marked a turning point in the band’s work.
    The sound evolved towards a more energetic “nu-jazz” style, with the same raw sound (yet adding a touch of electronic here and there).
    The nine compositions of the next album, planned for 2016, show sometimes “jazziest” harmonies, yet maintaining the group’s highly energetic signature.
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    Second Yang album - CD - 2010

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Massacre 05:17
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Superball 04:22
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Le Procès 05:54
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3ème messs 05:41
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Temperance 04:02

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released January 1, 2010

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Yang Berlin, Germany

Founded by Frédéric L’Epée (Shylock, Philharmonie) in 2002, Yang is an instrumental rock quartet which compositions mix guitar counterpoints with a powerful rock pulse.
It can be called as well math rock or progressive rock, but we prefer instrumental rock.

Though more complex than regular rock, our work remains natural.

The next album "Designed for Disaster" should be released in 2021.
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