When we received the promotional package from Band Society of City University of Hong Kong, we thought Morning Call was the kind of post-rock band who aims to twist brightness into creepy darkness like Sparklehorse. But well, never judge a book by its cover. We’re devastatingly wrong about this dream-pop fused post-rock group from Taiwan. Their signature sound pictures the blurriness between the intangible day-dream and the solid touch of emotion. The minimalistic arrangement and mellow harmony can easily catch any pop music lovers’ breaths.
The longer you listen to Morning Call, the lighter you’d feel your body becomes. It gently lifts up your soul and cleanses your heavy heart. The lightness they create is almost like a floating velvet — with simple notes like soft edges and deep philosophies like the complex structure.
Morning Call’s music seems to be road trip’s best companion; where you drive through the hillside of Okinawa and overlook the endless horizon or ride your bike along the green lawn of Tai Tung, try to embrace the sun and smell the breeze. The pure instrumental section becomes the mist of the morning commute; with the sharp electronic guitar strikes in like a stroke of sunlight to clear up the sky of your day.
Asian post-rock always shows differentiation from the European / American ones in the same genre. There’s always an emphasis on pop elements. You can see it as a pop version of rock or a rock version of pop depending where the equilibrium lies in each song. However, most bands will condense their music into a solidified version during live performance which completely deviates from the ambient of the original studio recording.
For post-rock / pop-rock fans, you can catch Morning Call in Hong Kong on 26 July at HangOut. Get ready for a nocturnal outreach into the imaginary land in our concrete jungle!
輕晨電(Morning Call) Live in Hong Kong 2014Date: 26th July 2014 (Sat)
Venue: Hang Out 西灣河協青社蒲吧
Early Bird $140
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