| Kim Kyung-Soon :: guitars
Serendipity Jin-Ho :: guitars
Mun Yong-Chik :: guitars
Aki Matsunaga :: vocals
Janet Chua :: vocals
Chang Wording Girl were formed in 2001 when Kim Kyung-Soon, Serendipity Jin-Ho and Mun Yong-Chik met whilst studying in Seoul. All three shared an interest in the ‘chong-um’ scene which was spearheading a re-interpretation of traditional mask dances and CWG soon became the movement’s most sought-after musicians. This success encouraged them to evolve into a fully-functioning band that was able to pursue a wider agenda and start to fuse strands of contemporary electronica and krautrock into the existing sound. The band has established a working method that favours intensive input to realise single ‘projects’ which are refined and honed over a series of months before being toured and recorded.
Neon Eon is their first release on Tagmonkey Recording Corporation and their first release outside of South Korea. For the realisation of the Neon Eon project the band have recruited Aki Matsunga from Japan and Janet Chu from Singapore to provide vocals. The expanded band played live extensively in Korea and Japan in late 2004 and have attracted widespread praise for their intense performances and complex collaborations with video and lighting artists.
Neon Eon was produced by Akiko Nane, and mixed/mastered by Slim Salt at Bunsen Burner.