recently welcomed Hong Kong-based rock/blues musician and composer JASON KUI
to its roster, and will release his debut album, Absence of Words
, for the first time outside of Hong Kong on October 13, 2017. Absence of Words
features diverse sounds – modern metal, hard rock, funk and ballad – while integrating rock lead techniques and compelling melodies throughout. Pre-order the new album here
Today marks the release of JASON KUI‘s first new single, “Polarized”, via live performance music video. Watch here:
JASON KUI says: “The main hook came to me when I was in the Netherlands – a mix of technical and melodic. It captured the modern rock instrumental sound that I had in mind. It’s one of my favorite tracks on the album, and it’s the most challenging song for me to play live, fun to play though.”
JASON KUI is a session and touring guitarist who has worked with many well-known artists throughout Hong Kong and China, and credits iconic guitarists Eddie Van Halen, John Petrucci and Andy Timmons as major influencers. Kui started his career as a sideman at the age of 23, and has played countless shows at the Coliseum, Hong Kong’s largest venue which seats 12,500. He recently finished a two-year world tour as lead guitarist for Eason Chan, the legendary Hong Kongsinger. The 135-show tour included venues in China, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA, including Madison Square Garden. The two finale shows were performed at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium to sellout crowds totaling 100,000 people.
Kui’s new album, Absence of Words, was mixed and mastered in New York by Matthew Sim at Germano Studios and Alex Psaroudakis at Sterling Sound and features several other guest musicians, including one of the most in-demand bassists in Hong Kong, Chan Siu Kei, as well as American modern metal drum virtuoso, Anup Sastry. Sastry played on all the tracks on the album and his unique, modern sound and incredible techniques are recognizable in every song.
Stay tuned for more upcoming content advancing the release of Absence of Words.
Absence of Words track listing:
Morning Breeze (featuring Rafa De la Garza)
Dance of Awakening (The Spirit)
Now! You! Know! (featuring Josh Smith)