Together, the duo explore the concept of “phantom rhythm”—between their two instruments, an aura of ghostly snare hits emerges over a thumping low-end pulse. Atop this framework, Ng sings in his native Cantonese, recounting tales of absurdity and fragmented visions.
Active members of the Chinese music underground, Gong Gong Gong have nonetheless remained an anomaly—outsiders who call Beijing their home. (Ng is from Hong Kong, Frank is Canadian, but both have made music in the city for a decade). They’ve performed in underpass tunnels (captured on DÌXÌA BEIJING), in subterranean art spaces (WǓHÒU SHANGHAI) and on 40 year-old, weathered gear in a Hong Kong high-rise practice studio (The President Piano Co. Tape). The band are founding members of the record label Rose Mansion Analog, which includes their other projects, Hot & Cold, the Offset: Spectacles, and Love Research Institute.