APHASIA

This recent Taipei post-rock project lead by indie champion and renowned bass player KK is nearly a continuation of her earlier group Nipples, a similar experimental rock band, along with other Nipples members including esoteric guitarist Kevin Suu. Slow instrumentals, airy melodic vocals and occasional moments of noise experimentation are elements found in Aphasia's compositions, however, the group doesn't rely completely on improvisation. After recording a test demo introducing them to the scene, Aphasia quickly got on board a project to score the soundtrack to indie polymath Enno Cheng's film A Summer's Tail which was released by White Wabbit Records in 2008. Their latest effort, "The Crocodile Society of Aphasia," which was completed with production help from notable US indie rock engineers JJ Golden and Andy Baker of Japancakes, takes the listener on a sonic walk through the day in the life of a Taipei resident.

Centered around the indie scene at the White Wabbit store located in The Wall complex, Aphasia can be seen occasionally at Taipei's premier venue. Since forming in 2006, the band has appeared around the island at festivals like Spirit of Taiwan and Formoz. Aphasia also supported the revolutionary Czec art rock band Plastic People of the Universe on their visit to Taiwan. Watching as KK nonchalantly stands with bass in hand and Kevin Suu flails around the stage, Aphasia offers a glimpse at the originators of the Taiwan indie scene while simultaneously giving the audience a new sound.

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BAND LINKS

http://www.aphasiaband.com/

http://www.bigsound.org/aphasia

http://www.myspace.com/aphasiatw

DISCOGRAPHY

The Crocodile Society of Aphasia - White Wabbit Records - 2009


VA - Music from A Summer's Tail - White Wabbit Records - 2008
Available at Pacifiction Records!