Renowned Hong-Kong based fusion guitarist/composer JASON KUI – who combines modern metal, hard rock, funk and ballad influences while integrating rock lead techniques and compelling melodies – released his diverse debut album, Absence of Words, in mid-October via Prosthetic Records. Absence of Words is available to order here: http://smarturl.it/JasonKui
Today, JASON KUI and Gear Gods have teamed up to reveal a new “Rigged” video, where Kui showcases his impressive collection of guitars and other gear used on Absence of Words and during his live performances.
Outside of his solo work, JASON KUI performs as a session and touring guitarist who has worked with many well-known artists throughout Hong Kong and China, and credits iconic guitarists Eddie Van Halen, John Petrucci and Andy Timmons as major influencers. Kui started his career as a sideman at the age of 23, and has played countless shows at the Coliseum, Hong Kong’s largest venue which seats 12,500. He recently finished a two-year world tour as lead guitarist for Eason Chan, the legendary Hong Kongsinger. The 135-show tour included venues in China, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA, including Madison Square Garden. The two finale shows were performed at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium to sellout crowds totaling 100,000 people.
Kui’s new album, Absence of Words, was mixed and mastered in New York by Matthew Sim at Germano Studios and Alex Psaroudakis at Sterling Sound and features several other guest musicians, including one of the most in-demand bassists in Hong Kong, Chan Siu Kei, as well as American modern metal drum virtuoso, Anup Sastry. Sastry played on all the tracks on the album and his unique, modern sound and incredible techniques are recognizable in every song.
Absence of Words track listing:
- Reactive Impulse
- Morning Breeze (featuring Rafa De la Garza)
- Dance of Awakening (The Spirit)
- Squeaky Switch
- Now! You! Know! (featuring Josh Smith)
- Moving On