Bio

SCORPIO-L is the stage name, an integration of sound and image, cryptic and dramatic, yet eccentric. It was created by Loi Wang in 2010. Loi Wang is the one-man band. He is based in Macau, and has made electronic music and visual arts since 2007.

Loi Wang started to learn painting since childhood. About his artistry, he has been deeply influenced by Avant-Garde. Loi Wang began to contact with the alternative music since middle school, and he was deeply attracted by the electronic music. Then in college, he began to make electronic music in his simple way: one computer and one microphone, and thus he had created two electronic music albums: “Bony Flower” and “Plague”. But the two works did not released officially. Until 2010, he formally released the “Paradox” album in the stage name of SCORPIO-L externally, which is a collection of electronic music, experimental video and the Chinese poems. This album took him one year to accomplish, he was the singer, composer, lyricist and arranger, and from keyboard playing, recording, mixing, packaging art designing to MV filming, that is all finished by him single-handedly.

Loi Wang always caricatures himself that he lacks professional musical knowledge, but he has his own perspectives in music. He considers his music as “guinea pigs” and he hopes that it could be unique, and he doesn’t want people to compare him with any artist, so he has been creating music with the experimental spirit. His music is like the cold atmosphere of Scandinavian, and sometimes permeated with the oriental style. His lyrics were related to the mental illness, dark revelation, and even the Sociology and Religious issues. He sings in English, occasionally in humming.

On the website of SCORPIO-L (https://scorpioloi.wordpress.com), we can see the dramatic photos of Loi Wang and the abstract videos which were made by Loi Wang. Loi Wang believes that music and image cannot be separated, some people can understand the concepts behind the music by watching the images, some people are opposite. So he insisted on an imaginative way to present the music of SCORPIO-L.

The above mentioned “Paradox” album, we couldn’t find a conceivable harmonious atmosphere of Macau, no matter the cover design, video, and even the music style, which are entirely replaced by an intense rebellion and entangled. And if you have seen the music videos, such as “Surf” and “Manic Depressive”, you can probably feel the oppressive and dark atmosphere in the music’s sound and the visual expression.

By Zo Lin on December of 2010

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Discography:

2013 – Dehumanization (EP)

2012 – The End Of A Relationship (Single)

2011 – Sleepyhead (Single)

2010 – Paradox (Album)

2008 – Plague (Album)

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