Dustin Wong

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Dustin Wong
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Los Angeles-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Dustin Wong crafts dense, exuberant music that lands somewhere between abstracted pop and progressive electronic production. While his series of solo albums released on Thrill Jockey focused on emotionally charged loop-based guitar sessions, his newest material finds him streaking off in the direction of multi-layered compositions that complement his six-string foundation with sampling keyboard arrangements and improvised electronic flourishes. Fluid World Building 101 With Shaman Bambu, his first release with Hausu Mountain, offers a diverse program of Wong’s sessions that span everything from high energy drum-laden workouts to luminous ballads that highlight his own impassioned vocal performances. In line with the bright optimism and playful prog sensibilities of his former band Ponytail, Dustin Wong approaches solo composition with the wide palette of an imaginary large ensemble teeming with synthetic voices that defy traditional roles of percussion and lead melody. His tracks tend to center around individual guitar or synth performances that serve as the spark for improvised overdubs, generally recorded in one take, that push his initial ideas through varied harmonic frameworks and textural backdrops. Recorded towards the end of his most recent years-long stint living in Tokyo alongside his partner and collaborator Takako Minekawa, Fluid World Building 101 bears the traces of Dustin Wong’s immersion in the traditions of electro-acoustic improvisation, ambient and new age musics, and future-facing sound design. After moving to LA and beginning a new chapter in his day-to-day life, Wong’s practice concurrently transitions to new heights of compositional complexity and emotional resonance.
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Albums

WFWF010 Dustin Wong - Seasons album art Dustin Wong Seasons(LP, Album) Wildfire Wildfire Records WFWF010 US 2009 Sell This Version
Dustin Wong - Infinite Love / A Square Defining a Circle album art Dustin Wong Infinite Love / A Square Defining a Circle Thrill Jockey US 2010 Sell This Version
WTRCLR005 Dustin Wong - Let It Go album art Dustin Wong Let It Go(Cass, Album, Ltd, C47) Watercolor WTRCLR005 US 2010 Sell This Version
12PALM07 Dustin Wong - Gentle Friendly / Dustin Wong album art Gentle Friendly / Dustin Wong Gentle Friendly / Dustin Wong - Gentle Friendly / Dustin Wong(LP, Album) Palmist 12PALM07 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Dustin Wong - Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads album art Dustin Wong Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads (Album) Thrill Jockey US 2012 Sell This Version
Dustin Wong - Toropical Circle album art Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong - Toropical Circle (Album) Plancha Japan 2013 Sell This Version
Dustin Wong - Mediation Of Ecstatic Energy album art Dustin Wong Mediation Of Ecstatic Energy (Album) Thrill Jockey US 2013 Sell This Version
Dustin Wong - Savage Imagination album art Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa - Savage Imagination (Album) Thrill Jockey US 2014 Sell This Version
THRILL439 Dustin Wong - Are Euphoria album art Dustin Wong, Takako Minekawa Dustin Wong, Takako Minekawa - Are Euphoria(LP, Album) Thrill Jockey THRILL439 US 2017 Sell This Version
Dustin Wong - Exit Future Heart album art Dustin Wong + Takako Minekawa + Good Willsmith Dustin Wong + Takako Minekawa + Good Willsmith - Exit Future Heart (Album) Umor Rex Mexico 2018 Sell This Version
HAUSMO 79 Dustin Wong - Fluid World Building 101 With Shaman Bambu album art Dustin Wong Fluid World Building 101 With Shaman Bambu(Cass, Album, C55) Hausu Mountain HAUSMO 79 US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DBADSII02 Dustin Wong - Congoon / Is A Virtue / 5 O Clock Sunset / Liberal Christian Youth Ministry album art Eachothers / Dustin Wong Eachothers / Dustin Wong - Congoon / Is A Virtue / 5 O Clock Sunset / Liberal Christian Youth Ministry(4xFile, AIFF, Single) Deathbomb Arc DBADSII02 US 2012
Dustin Wong - Payapaya album art Dustin Wong, Takako Minekawa Dustin Wong, Takako Minekawa - Payapaya (Single) Singles Club (3) US 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

12PALM07 Dustin Wong - The Shake Up / Two Feet album art Gentle Friendly / Dustin Wong Gentle Friendly / Dustin Wong - The Shake Up / Two Feet(CDr, Promo) Palmist 12PALM07 UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Dustin Wong - Japan album art Dustin Wong Japan(File, MP3, 192) Stadiums & Shrines none US 2012

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