Towers of Silence

by Yong Yandsen/Darren Moore

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Grind Coeur 09:13
White Liver 07:45
Dark Crows 04:17
Black River 05:34
Quagmire 03:28


Soundohm 'Best of 2018'

Towers of Silence features Malaysian master saxophonist Yong Yandsen and Singapore-based Australian drum virtuoso Darren Moore. Recorded at Tokyo's legendary GOK Sound studio in October 2017, Towers of Silence is a distillation of Yong and Moore's approach to acoustic improvisation. The amalgam of their sounds at times creates ghost tones where apparitions of unknown origins create rarefied space.

​Available as a CD and digital download.

Liner Notes
In the days of my youth, I often saw saxophonists as obstacles since I wanted hear more and more guitar playing. For the same reason, I would give quite cold looks when drum solos appeared on live albums. What if these two guys would have played on some of my favourite rock live albums from 70s? Yong Yandsen on ‘Love You Live’ by The Rolling Stones (Bobby Keys didn’t play, so Yandsen would have been the only saxophone player), and Darren Moore on Led Zeppelin’s ‘The Song Remains the Same’, playing a drum duo with John Bonham? I might have had a different point of view on these instruments. Or I might not have. I do not know. When I was younger my taste was far removed from what it is now, so I wonder whether I would have been able to have enjoyed the music on this album. However, I am happy that I have travelled the distance from then to now to be able to value and admire their music.

Toshimaru Nakamura, February 2018


released March 15, 2018

Yong Yandsen - Tenor Saxophone
Darren Moore - Drums

Recording Engineer - Yoshiaki Kondo
GOK Sound, Tokyo, 16 October 2017
Mixing and Mastering - Joe Talia
Cover Painting - Yong Ching Sui, In the Land of Nod
Photo - Wong Yok Teng
Design - Fabrizio Gilardino
Lao Ban 2018


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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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