Live Wire: Prairie and the New Psychedelia – Taipei Times

Lots of love for Prairie WWWW (落差草原) from David Frazier of the Taipei Times!  =D

“In case you’re wondering, the four Ws in Prairie’s band name are not to be pronounced, serving as a pictogram for a waveform.

The techno-naturalism is in keeping with the group’s brand of indie rock neo-psychedelia, which mixes computer-programmed beats with hand drumming, tribal face paint, group harmonies, folk guitar picking, field recordings and a sort of space rock experimentation that every once in a while coalesces into a marvelously tight, magical and catchy tune — almost a pop song.”

“We knew we wanted to do something different from post rock,” White Wu says, noting the dominant trend in Taipei’s band scene at the time. “Something more humanistic, and more experimental. We wanted to be drum-driven music, not guitar driven music.”

Live Wire: Prairie and the New Psychedelia – Taipei Times

Live Wire: Prairie and the New Psychedelia – Taipei Times

Lots of love for Prairie WWWW (落差草原) from David Frazier of the Taipei Times!  =D

“In case you’re wondering, the four Ws in Prairie’s band name are not to be pronounced, serving as a pictogram for a waveform.

The techno-naturalism is in keeping with the group’s brand of indie rock neo-psychedelia, which mixes computer-programmed beats with hand drumming, tribal face paint, group harmonies, folk guitar picking, field recordings and a sort of space rock experimentation that every once in a while coalesces into a marvelously tight, magical and catchy tune — almost a pop song.”

“We knew we wanted to do something different from post rock,” White Wu says, noting the dominant trend in Taipei’s band scene at the time. “Something more humanistic, and more experimental. We wanted to be drum-driven music, not guitar driven music.”

Live Wire: Prairie and the New Psychedelia – Taipei Times

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Witch Fest, Day 2: Several people posting photos from Waa’s set on the campsite page. That page is updated with new photos all the time; open it in a tab, and just refresh the page every few minutes to keep up with the scene.  =D The Goddess 陳綺貞 and her Gibson. 禾餘麥酒 Alechemist Beer Tent. […]

This gallery contains 8 photos.

Witch Fest, Day 2: Several people posting photos from Waa’s set on the campsite page. That page is updated with new photos all the time; open it in a tab, and just refresh the page every few minutes to keep up with the scene.  =D The Goddess 陳綺貞 and her Gibson. 禾餘麥酒 Alechemist Beer Tent. […]

現場直擊:The Next Big Thing 大團誕生 開發場 9 @ Legacy Taipei – Blow 吹音樂

陳冠伶 Kuan Ling from 88balaz is back with her writeup of the most recent showcase for The Next Big Thing Taiwan, with beautiful concert photography by Yuming.

The bands were 五五身草東沒有派對 No Party For Cao Dong黑色收音機派對 Black Radio Party, and Prairie WWWW / 落差草原 WWWW was the special guest act. (I don’t really know the right term to use, because ‘special guest’ usually implies the opening act, but for these showcases, the bonus band is usually more established than the other bands.)

現場直擊:The Next Big Thing 大團誕生 開發場 9 @ Legacy Taipei – Blow 吹音樂