Yang – The Failure of Words (Yang Music, 2017)
French progressive band Yang released its third album, The Failure of Words, earlier this year. Yang is an instrumental rock quartet that incorporates elements from progressive rock, jazz, hard rock, and world music.
Yang’s pieces are impeccable, exquisitely-crafted works, featuring memorable dual guitar and interplay and masterful creative drums. The guitar and bass interactions use various techniques, ranging from parallel melodies to counterpoints, call and response and looped patterns.
The lineup includes Frédéric L’Épée on guitars, keyboards; Laurent James on guitar; Nico Gómez on bass; and Volodia Brice on drums.
Previous albums include A Complex Nature (Cuneiform Records Rune 197, 2004) and Machines (Yang Music VOC1527, 2010).