A Moving Sound
Release date: 24th September 2021
Label: ARC Music
Little Universe – the intoxicating album from Taiwan-based entertainers A Moving Sound – releases internationally this September 24th 2021.
ARC Music is delighted to bring the band and their vibrant sound to the global stage and to share one of the most original acts in the world and folk scene today.
To describe what one can expect from Little Universe is no easy task. The performances captured within are emotive, adventurous, and wonderfully unpredictable.
Bold and experimental, A Moving Sound creates a listening experience that is powerful and unique. The band’s playful yet profound attitude is on clear display in a rollercoaster of an album. Their mercurial approach keeps you guessing and is wickedly enjoyable if you can keep up! At times meditative, the reflective tone can suddenly cede to an exhilarating, raucous rhythm and sweep you away on a wild wave of hefty beats and vigorous and vibrant vocals.
Lead vocalist Mia Hsieh displays a stunning range, singing with supreme control one moment, cheeky charm another, and with unbridled, primal passion the next. There’s some beautiful backup for Mia from heavenly harmonies on songs such as the aptly titled Sunset Glow, which creates an air of ease and warmth so palpable that you could wrap yourself inside.
While the vocal side of the album is a treat, when combined with unique instrumentals, we are rewarded with a sonic kaleidoscope that can both stun and soothe the senses.
While a traditional Taiwanese sound is prominent, reflecting the band’s global membership, influences from Asian, African, and Middle Eastern music are blended with Western pop sensibilities, producing an innovative fusion that is the signature of A Moving Sound.
Little Universe is a proud product of collaboration. A Moving Sound co-founders Mia Hsieh and Scott Prairie joined forces with Belgian guitarist Pieter Thys, Brazilian percussionist Eduardo Campos, and Taiwanese instrumentalist Chung-Chung Wu. The result is an album unrestrained by geographical borders or cultural rules. One of love-filled lyrics that induce captivating and heart-warming imagery. A beautiful celebration of life and freedom to express oneself.
One thing is for sure, this Little Universe has created its very own big bang.
“One of the most original outfits working in the world music arena today.” - National Geographic
"One of the few groups offering truly creative music from Asia." - BBC Public Radio International