Post rock band Wang Wen release details and teaser for 10th studio album [China]
“We’re happy to announce that Wang Wen’s new 10th album “Invisible City” already released by Pelagic Records.The album will be available on CD, LP and Digital via Pelagic Records and Space Circle Music
3.Mail from the River
4.Lost in Train Station
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“At the beginning of 2016, when Wang Wen finished the recording of Sweet Home, Go!, we replayed it in the studio. It snowed heavily on that day. The studio was kind of blocked by the snow. I was thinking, the next time we are going to make an album that will have warm feelings. As to how to make that happen, we had absolutely no idea at that time.
Maybe it’s because spring always comes late in Dalian, what we made after that was still cold. We didn’t feel the change in its “temperature”. After we came back from the first leg of our tour, it was the best season in Dalian. So it seems that we are a group of people who are always affected by the surrounding environment.
After that, everything went smoothly. We recorded a rough DEMO in a practice room, and then began thinking about our options as to where to record the album. It’s not the same as that Wang Wen used a new practice room every time for a new album. We have to do so actually. But when it comes to recording studios, we always want to record a new album in a new recording environment, believing that it might bring us some different emotions and feelings. Besides, when we record in a new studio, every one of us can always learn something new.
A year ago, our tuner Xiaolong and manager Sun Yi went on a trip to Iceland and paid a visit to that famous recording studio, Sundlaugin, which remodeled from a swimming pool. Later they sent us some photos of their studio and equipment. By then we already set our European tour, so we decided that we’d go to Iceland to record the album before we go on the tour.
The producers of this album are Wouter Vlaeminck and Lode Vlaeminck brothers whom we worked with for our last album. We had worked together for over ten days when we made Sweet Home, Go!. Now we have a deeper understanding of how each other works. And what’s more important is that we trust each other deeply. Before we got to Iceland, we exchanged ideas on how to record the album in emails with each other, in hopes that everyone can bring their own feelings regarding Iceland and this particular studio into re-creation process while recording in the studio.
Thanks to thorough preparation and planning from everyone, the whole recording went without a hitch. We tried all the old musical instruments and equipment in that studio which are hard to find on the market. When we had fun, we also learned a lot. Even we had to work for over 12 hours a day, we didn’t feel tired. In an atmosphere like that, we made an album that evokes a feeling of warmth as we hoped it would do, even after we spent several winter polar nights in Iceland.
Finally we need special thanks Jun Cen ,who is one of the best illustrators of China, give us so good artwork. Thanks our producers, Sundlaugin Studio and Biggi. And all the fans of Wang Wen. Love you!”
–Wang Wen, Xie Yugang”
The album is already streaming in full below: