We are very excited to announce that New album “Hsu-nami” (2016) iTunes pre-sale will begin on June 7th 2016. So far the pre-release review for the album are unbelievable and we can’t wait to have everyone listen to it!
Make sure to save the date on your calendars and reserve your iTunes digital copy on Tuesday June 7th!
Hsu-nami’s self-titled album is a painstakingly intricate, highly detailed album that shows off the band’s impressive skill. With this album Hsu-nami incorporate a wider variety of sounds and instrumentation. Still anchored by Jack Hsu’s undeniable skill with the erhu, the sound does increase in scope and texture. By refusing to limit themselves to any one particular style they create an orchestral approach, one as comfortable being post-rock as it is being classical, even with a tinge of metal at times. Not uttering a word Hsu-nami manage to craft something quite visceral. Elements are woven together resulting in a narrative of sorts that emerges as the album progresses.
“Rise of the Vermillion Bird” opens the album up on an elegant note. It does not take long before they dive deep into their inviting rhythms and inventive riffing. Catchy to the core is the spirited work of “The Great Race”. Their progressive rock leanings come out in full force on the passionate “The Black Tortoise” whose evolution is quite profound. Light and airy “Reincarnation” is nimble with bright beautiful colors. By far the highlight of the album is the satisfying ambition of “Dragon King of the North Sea” with layers of sound creating a virtually kaleidoscopic feel to the sound. Ending things on something of an introspective note is the low key reflective “Entropy”.
Unlike anything else out there, Hsu-nami once again prove on their self-titled album that they are a powerful, deeply moving band.
On June 30th 2016, We excited to announce that we are releasing our 3rd full length concept album, the self-titled “Hsu-Nami” LP attempts to capture the signature live energy attributed with Hsu-Nami shows. The album comes 7 years after their previous release “The Four Noble Truths (2009)“, and was meticulously crafted by talented collaborating performers and arrangers.
Often been compared to be the Trans Siberian Orchestra of Asia. The Hsu-nami, an instrumental folk metal band utilizes Chinese traditional fiddle “Erhu” in metal and progressive rock genre of music.
The album features many talented guest musicians and arrangers based in New York city. With instruments such as Pipa, (Chinese Plucking instrument) Shamisen, (Japanese Guitar) Shakuhachi (Japanese flute) and an entire live orchestra recording feature in the album, It is a true exceptional sound that can’t be missed.
The album will be released physical CD exclusively in Taiwan, everywhere else will be digital copies and the music will also be available on Spotify, Apple Music etc.