Fang Chia is an experimental rock band from Tacoma, WA and the culmination of four friends playing music together for over a decade. The band’s musical influences are broad, ranging from Flying Lotus to Philip Glass to God Speed You! Black Emperor. Unsatisfied with being musically static, their motto is “Constantly Expanding in All Directions.”
Can be heard here.
It’s smart, cooler than Steely Dan… a lot of bands would be afraid of playing this kind of music.
This is a band that doesn’t rely on flashy solos to carry the music, but concentrates on imaginative arrangements and varying tone colors.
Where Would You That We Gather? , their second album, is a must for fans of improvisation-based jazz-rock. It showcases the band’s impressive chops and intriguing instrumentation.
What Fang Chia do excel at, if not putting you in the mood, is the sort of drifting beauty of those particularly heady progressive rock acts [King Crimson, Gentle Giant and Yes]. This is music to be listened to in the dark of your living room, surrounded by pungent smoke and, preferably, with a rainstorm raging against your windows.