Intheendlesszanhyangweare (끝없는잔향속에서우리는). What a long name for a band, so let’s call them as ‘Zanhyang’. The word ‘Zanhyang’ has two meaning in Korean: ‘reverberation’ and ‘remaining scent’.
Both meanings go well with this post-rock act. The recursive, endless wave of sound leave unforgettable scent in our ears.
Lead singer and keyboardist Ahn Da-Young released her first recording, “Wave, Smoke, River” in 2014, and after three years she returned with her second material as a formal band with new name. The music of “Inevitability By Consecutive Coincidence” (우연의 연속에 의한 필연) repeat airy sound of guitar, drum, voice and noise to generate ethereal space. It is highly sophisticated procedure, and the listener dive deep into their fragrance.
Zanhyang described their music as ‘Slow Dance’, and it is perfect self-description for their sublime post-rock. Slowly but potently, they present the aesthetics of repetition in warm-hearted way. Maybe it’s the word that would come after band’s name. In the endless zanhyang, we are slowly dancing, with reverbing sound, with reoccurring scent.