Mong Tong 夢東 are the Taiwan Brothers Hom Yu and Jiun Chi who also play in Prairie WWWW (落差草原 WWWW) and Dope Purple. They released their album ‘Mystery’ on Guruguru Brain a while ago and it became one of my favourite albums of the year 2020 and you will find them high on my end of the year list as well. They create magical, dreamlike soundscapes with kraut and psych influences. The vintage vibe combines with catchy basslines, samples and traditional Taiwanese music. A litte bit later they released ‘Corps of Light’ wich is a more meditive album. They also released ‘Music from Taiwan Mystery II’ wich is an OST for their artwork book about Taiwan’s cultural mystic attractions, including special places, Taiwan’s Believe It Or Not, unusual buildings and phallic worships. They released a new track called ‘Nakasi Pop’ a while ago too.
Now they will release a new album on the mystical label WV Sorcerer Productions.This new album is called ‘Orientations 向位’ and will be released September 23 and it is again a different approach on their cosmic music style, this time it is a more ambient and fragile. The first two tracks are out and show a soft, trancelike and careful sound made by the brothers. I strongly suggest you buy the vinyl, these are always made with careful love by the label. Check out the first two tracks now.