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Yang

Founded in 2002 by Frédéric L’Epée (formerly of Shylock and Philharmonie), YANG is a rock quartet creating compositions that mix guitar counterpoints with a powerful rock pulse. Often described as Math Rock, Prog Rock, or Art Rock, the band prefers to categorize its music as Electric Chamber Rock. While mostly instrumental, the last album, Designed for Disaster, included vocals for the first time on five songs.

Often compared to King Crimson, the music is complex, but always sounds natural and organic. YANG never searchs for complexity. The structures, rhythms, and melodies are inspired not only by Rock and Progressive Rock, but also Central Asia/Eastern European sounds as well as contemporary new music.

Frederic L'Epee photo

With band members scattered from the south of France to Germany, there is often a lot of time between releases. Since its creation, YANG has released four albums: A Complex Nature in 2004, Machines in 2010, The Failure of Words in 2017, and Designed for Disaster in 2022.

YANG's next album, Rejoice!, will be released in July, 2024, on Cuneiform Records with Carla Kihlstedt (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) on vocals.

On The Web:

• Yang Official Website
• Yang on Facebook

Videos To Check Out:

Yang on YouTube

Music To Check Out:

• Yang on Bandcamp

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THE BAND

LAURENT JAMES
(Guitar)

FRÉDÉRIC L'EPÉE
(Guitar)

VOLODIA BRICE
(Drums)

NICO GOMEZ
(Bass)

THE MUSIC

Rejoice! cover

Rejoice! (2024)

Designed For Disaster cover

Designed For Disaster
(2022)

The Failure Of Words cover

The Failure Of Words
(2017)

Machines cover

Machines (2010)

A Complex Nature cover

A Complex Nature
(2004)
THE WORD

"Superb guitar from Frédéric L’Epée and his ensemble. Ticking all sorts of Canterbury, RIO, and other boxes."
- SID SMITH, UK

"...you can often feel the influence of minimal music icon Steve Reich, but the repetitive elements never gain the upper hand. The music is also extremely sophisticated. In other words, every note is at the right place, the ideas have enough space to unfold, there are recurring themes, and dissonances are also used tastefully"
- ECLIPSED MAGAZINE, Germany

""[They are] together creating a unique sound that at times could be considered something of a complex math-rock, at other times more in line with progressive rock, but always unpredictable and interesting.""
- EXPOSE, Netherlands