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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
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.