ScL vol. 1


Hey there, and a big welcome to the first installment of Suncake Lounge! Because Chris and I are proud of the album and would love for you hear it, you can listen to the complete vol.1 in the dijit below. Want to help us promote the album or simply want the music for your own website? Click on the share button and grab some code for Facebook and many other sites.

Liner Notes

Chris Bailey and I first met in 2005 when we performed together at the Taichung Jazz Festival – the ensemble was called Rhythm Clowns and with the exception of the local drummer, we were all foreigners living in Taiwan. It was a rather last minute affair, and I believe we had a single afternoon rehearsal before the show in the evening. It was such a whirlwind experience that Chris and I never really got to know each other. If we had, this album might have happened a lot sooner.

I guess we let time slip. Almost three years later in May of 2008, Chris and I were invited to play together at the opening of Mojo Retro, a coffee-shop and live music venue near the Taichung Art Museum. After our mutual surprise to learn that the other was still around and had been here all this time, we fell into easy conversation and happily we were able to continue that free exchange in our playing.

We took a conscious decision not to censor ourselves on this album, but rather to play off each other, to borrow from each other’s vocabulary, to let the notes fall where they may, and hopefully to share the pleasure we derive from this simple act of communicating.

Since we owe a debt of gratitude to the city that brought us together and that we now call home, Suncake Lounge derives its name from the pastry associated with Taichung. As the “vol.1” in the title implies, Chris and I intend to continue the conversation in future editions, and to invite in the musical points of view of friends in Taiwan and abroad.

MoShang • Taichung, March 2009

Buying the album

In addition to ordering the album directly from us in Taiwan, you can also buy the CD and downloads from CD Baby (shipping from USA) and downloads from iTunes.

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  • Great tunes guys,was a pleasure waking up with this today ..Cant wait to make a turn in the east and see this live!!!

    Happy Days and many more tunes


    Comment | May 12, 2009
  • Bine Rodenberger

    Happy days indeed. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    The tunes are great.

    Comment | May 13, 2009
  • Sierra Inman

    Thanks for putting the Sprout up and giving us a chance to hear these sweet sounds. This musical collaboration of MoShang & Bailey is polished and works great together!

    Comment | May 15, 2009
  • Gervais Mulongoy

    Thanks for this, the tunes are sickness!

    Comment | May 26, 2009
  • sassybella40

    that was awesome i absolutely love your sound…..amazing puts me in a chill mood..

    Comment | June 24, 2009
  • Mireille Jenvieve

    We first heard MoShang’s Chinese Chill in Second Life. We were immediate devotees of this amazing and quite unique technojazz sound, and we look forward to attending many more MoShang performances in-world. To have this music available in RL (real life) as well…c’est magnifique!

    Merci, MoShang! Félicitations!
    Mireille et Aeon

    Comment | October 5, 2009

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