Artist: The Tea Rockers Quintet
The Tea Rockers Quintet - Ceremony
Their debut album, Ceremony, presents their version of a Chinese tea ceremony.
The album was produced by Lior Suliman and Tal Weiss.
The music veers from austere to downright pretty… a case of Chinese musicians confronting their own traditions head-on.
The album ceremony is akin to an idea of a time bridge, bringing cultural traditions of the ancient and the modern into dramatic dialogue. It is also a recordist’s album with the mixing arts an important aspect of the album… listening to Ceremony describes a sense of delicacy and wonder that suggests deep cultural knowledge and delivers a rendition for contemporary ears.
Finally, through the Israeli EnT-T, we are given this remarkable "Ceremony"... a successful mix of avant-garde and electronic ... This is an album that we recommend with our eyes closed if you are open-minded and want to learn about new music's strange mixtures…
Gorgeous guqin playing by Wu Na… you are cordially invited.
Impressive debut… Ceremony is a multilayered album that is full of new small sonic surprises that emerge with every listening… The Tea Rockers Quintet is one of the most promising improv/avant/experimental ensembles today.