Yang Chen — longing for _ (out November 11th, 2022) on People Places Records CD/ DL

Genre(s): Solo Percussion, Electroacoustic


Yang Chen: Web
People Places Records: Bandcamp


longing for _, the debut album of Toronto-based percussionist Yang Chen manages to do the unthinakable: showcase their audacious eclecticism, sharp curatorial sensibility, and exceptional skill all at the same time. As such, Chen is right at home on the celebrated cross-border imprint People Places Records, a label known for embracing young, vibrant artists operating loosely within the bounds of contemporary composition. 

longing for _ includes collaborations with one of People Places’ head honchos, guitarist-composer Andrew Noseworthy alongside other respected (and largely emerging) talent such as Yaz LancasterConnie LiJason DoellSara ConstantSarian SankohStephanie Orlando and Charles Lutvak.  On it, Chen performs on  everything from bicycle to steel pan evoking styles that span elegiac R&B to full-on electroacoustic abstraction. 

Feature — Laura Stanley, Yang Chen Is Cultivating Happiness, New Feeling
Review — Ming Wu, Photogmusic
Video Premiere — Brad Rose, Foxy Digitalis
Round-up — Marc Masters, Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp November 2022, Bandcamp
Round-up — Frank P. Eckert, Motherboard October 2022, Groove.de
Round-up — Friday Five, The Moderns (November 11, 2022)
Round-up — Banji Kaicho Presents New Asian Music VIII, WRIR
List — Steve Smith, For The Record (September 16, 2022)
List — Tinnitist
Podcast — Song Surfing Podcast, Episode 72
Podcast— The Moderns Episode #236
Radio — Tuesday Lunchtime CSB, WCSB (November 22, 2022)
Radio — No Filter, CHUO (November 21, 2022)
Radio — Modern Notebook, WSMR (November 20, 2022)
Radio — Hamiltopia, CFMU (November 16, 2022)
Radio — The Night Shift, CJRU (November 14, 2022)
Radio — Modern Notebook, WSMR (November 13, 2022)
Radio — The Night Shift, CJRU (November 12, 2022)
Radio — Fables For Your Microscope (November 11, 2022)
Radio — Modern Notebook, WSMR (November 6, 2022)
Radio — Humanoid Radio, CFRU (October 25, 2022)
Radio — Humanoid Radio, CFRU (October 18, 2022)
Radio — Electric Sense, CIUT (October 12, 2022)
Radio — Humanoid Radio, CFRU (October 11, 2022)
Radio — Jimmy Tamborello’s Dying Songs, Dublab (October 6, 2022)
Radio — Mirage Station, WGXC (October 5, 2022)
Radio — Snackpoint Charlie #100, WGXC (October 5, 2022)
Radio — Humanoid Radio, CFRU (October 4, 2022)
Radio — Banji Kaicho, WRIR (September 19, 2022)
Radio — Daniel Blumin, WFMU (September 19, 2022)

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