Chui Wan

Chui Wan is a four-piece experimental psychedelic rock band from Beijing, China. They get their name from Daoist philosopher Zhuangzi’s “Qi Wu Lun” (齐物论), a mystical work on the relationship between nature and human life. The spirit of Zhuangzi’s thought is reflected in the modern Chinese idiom: “谓风吹万窍,发出各种音响。” – “When the wind blows, every sound may be heard therein.”

Inspired by this concept of seeking the infinite from the mundane, the core of Chui Wan’s sound is formed by the improvisational compositions of multi-instrumentalist Yan Yulong and guitarist Liu Xinyu. Their lush arrangements of guitar, keyboard, viola, other assorted instruments and random sound samples often eschew reliable melodies and vocal harmonies in favor of occasional passages of minimal drone or maximal sonic layerings. Bassist Wu Qiong and drummer Josh Feola provide a stable ground floor from which the band can continually float away, like a sound half-heard and soon gone on a gust of wind.

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Active

2010-present

City

Beijing, China

Members

Yan Yulong - Guitar / Keyboard / Vocals

Liu Xinyu - Guitar

Wu Qiong - Bass

Li Zichao - Drums

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Chui Wan featured on Australia’s ABC News

February 11, 2017

In anticipation of separate upcoming Australia shows by Chui Wan and the often cited godfather of Chinese Rock Cui Jian, the artists were featured on […]

Chinese rock featured on KEXP’s Music that Matters

February 3, 2017

This week on KEXP’s Music that Matters, Wo’ Pop host Darek Mazzone interviews Snapline singer Chenxi and plays a whole slew of Maybe Mars tunes. […]