Hey there! I’m reposting this Anna 莊啟馨tune from 2017 because StreetVoice made 人 Manna their Song Of The Day today (June 8), and also because Manna is truly one of the most powerful things we’ve ever featured at FYCI. =D
We featured How You Fu several times; this post HERE has a gorgeous song from electro project Alicia did with Zack. It also has one of the early demos from Alicia’s current band DoZzz, plus one song from a The Next Big Thing TW showcase in 2014. (the song is mislabeled as Part Of Me, but it is actually called Life)
UPDATE: Ooh, I see she just posted the DT clip to YouTube:
“很開心能跟 Cy Leo 一起玩 謝謝他帶著我挑戰這首歌 真的好快好難拉 七月他在香港有演出！！ 有在那的朋友一定要去啊～～ 太強了❤️❤️
I am very happy to play with Cy Leo. Thank him for taking me to challenge this song. Really fast and hard to play… He will perform in Hong Kong in July!! Friends who are there must go~~ Really awesome ❤️❤️”
Cy Leo YouTube He’s from Hong Kong, studying at NYU and performing in NYC. (Back in HK during semester break)
[The Fur. will cease all band activities from now on.
Thank you for your love of The Fur. I am sorry to tell you this news while the epidemic in Taiwan has not subsided.
The Fur. started to perform in 2016. I still remember the first performance. Because there were few songs and the performance was very nervous, I suddenly stepped down in less than 30 minutes (sorry for the organizer). Later, there were more performances, and there were a lot of performances. People listen to The Fur.’s songs because of The Fur. I have the opportunity to experience the world with my own eyes. I went to Europe, the United States, and Southeast Asia. Until the release of Serene Reminder in 2021, The Fur. was successfully held in Taiwan for nearly two hours. I have always known that these growths are due to the patience between the audience and us. I am undoubtedly full of gratitude and feeling blessed.
For almost five years, I always feel that I am still ignorant. People who have intersected with The Fur along the way, forgive me for not being able to list them one by one, I am afraid I missed one. I just want to emphasize that your presence is necessary and Perfect, I really appreciate it.
Right now, if you like any orchestra, just like them right now, because the orchestra is made up of people, and there is a kind of fate between people, although it sounds very old-fashioned. I hope no one will feel guilty for having to leave, because making a choice is also a kind of bravery, just like when you hear the last song of Serene Reminder, car of yours, it is the end and the departure. I wish you and I will be here. A good trip to the earth, going on their own roads, safe.]
They just completed a successful mini-tour of TW, I wonder why they are breaking up now? *sigh*
Let’s get to some new music, a lot of nice things coming through…
First up, the 2nd single from the upcoming debut full-length from Lucid Express(the HK shoegaze / dream-synthpop band formerly known as Thud). Mellow and swirly, with distant vocals by Kim and guest Adam Honingford from The Bilinda Butchers.
KT 張凱婷 plays along with the new single, 穿過夜晚 Go Through the Night.
大象體操 Elephant Gym’sOfficial MV for this song is a ‘performance’ clip, so bass-heads have already gotten a pretty good look at what she’s doing. However, the video above is very helpful if you are curious / learning, and anyway, I always enjoy her melodic and inventive playing. =D
UPDATE: I just noticed that she posted the video in reverse image, so I guess it will be easier for a lefty to learn the bass part. XD
In the YT recs, I see Elephant Gym at a 2012 showcase of The Next Big Thing TW, they were just babies back then:
It’s been a treat watching this band grow and garner fans from all over the world!