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First encounters seldom produce such focused outcomes but Happy to be Here captures such a rare moment. Recorded live in Kuala Lumpur in late 2019, Happy to be Here! features Malaysian saxophone virtuoso Yong Yandsen, innovative percussionist Darren Moore and powerhouse acoustic bass player Christian Meaas Svendsen.

The members conjure with alchemic economy extracting an expansive range of frequencies and timbres from just saxophone, acoustic bass and snare drum in a dense exploration of sound made with the minimum of tools. The music oscillates between intense static textures and high energy telepathic interplay. At times the trio swarms in unison, at others, it splinters in cells that bury deep underground while the surface dwellers roam freely. Extended music for extended listeners.

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released September 4, 2020

Yong Yandsen - Saxophone
Christian Meass Svendsen - Contrabass
Darren Moore - Snare and Percussion

Recorded at The Saxophone Store, Kuala Lumpur on 13 December 2019
Recorded by Rastko Lazic
Mix and Mastered by Joe Talia
Photography by Tey Beng Tze
Cover design by Darren Moore
LaoBan 2020

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LaoBan Records is an independent Malaysian experimental music label. The label focuses on releasing improvised experimental music and serves to document a group of artists who have performed and developed together through exchanges made within South East Asia and beyond. ... more

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