The Observatory

The Observatory

Profile:
The Observatory - a name that seemingly implies passive objectivity, but which really describes a band whose musical output is an impassioned response to the society it is enmeshed in, a society divided, a society in tumult -- where new forms of oppression must be actively met with new strategies for resistance. The heart and soul of The Observatory is in its constant reinvention. With each release, the members have persisted in their experimental take on the pop songform. In 12 years, the band has gone from folk electronica to prog to avant rock, to approaching a more primal sound in recent years, evident in their fifth album, 'Catacombs' -- a study in delusion, insanity and obsession, and a voice of social conscience. The Observatory’s music is texturally complex and viscerally emotional, crossing wasted borders and musical extremities that parallel polarities within human existence, lyrically provoking and inspiring in a deeply enigmatic way. The members are huge music fans. The gang of five draw inspiration from their Southeast Asian roots and contemporary heroes of new music and art. Fusing a wide mix of influences, their sound is a stirring concoction of potent and powerful extremes.

Current line up (end 2014) :
Vivian Wang (Synths, Keys, Various), Leslie Low (Vocal, Guitar, Drums), Cheryl Ong (Drums, Percussions), Yuen Chee Wai (Synth, Electronics)
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The Observatory Discography Tracks

Albums

none The Observatory Time Of Rebirth(CD, Album, Boo) Not On Label (The Observatory Self-released) none Singapore 2004 Sell This Version
OBS0020905BW The Observatory Blank Walls(CD, gat) Not On Label (The Observatory Self-released) OBS0020905BW Singapore 2005 Sell This Version
none The Observatory A Far Cry From Here(Box + CD, Album) Not On Label (The Observatory Self-released) none Singapore 2007 Sell This Version
The Observatory Dark Folke (Album) Not On Label (The Observatory Self-released) Singapore 2009 Sell This Version
The Observatory Catacombs (Album) Not On Label (The Observatory Self-released) Singapore 2012 Sell This Version
none The Observatory Gezeitentümpel | Tidal Pools [gə'tsaıtn'tʏmpl](CDr, Album) Not On Label (The Observatory Self-released) none Singapore 2013 Sell This Version
The Observatory Oscilla (Album) Not On Label (The Observatory Self-released) Singapore 2014 Sell This Version
UJI-005LP, OBS008414 The Observatory Behind These Eyes: The Catacombs Remixes(2xLP, Bla) Ujikaji Records, Not On Label (The Observatory Self-released) UJI-005LP, OBS008414 Singapore 2014 Sell This Version
The Observatory Continuum (Album) Not On Label (The Observatory Self-released) Singapore 2015 Sell This Version
The Observatory August Is The Cruellest (Album) Not On Label (The Observatory Self-released) Singapore 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Moe (14), The Observatory Moe (14), The Observatory - i.i.i. / Mankind Conrad Sound, Not on Label (The Observatory Self-released) Norway 2013 Sell This Version

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