“We’d like to be able to reach people in far off corners of the world”

I profiled Hualun for issue 450 of The Wire, ‘the world’s greatest print and online music magazine.

I spoke to the band about their journey from leading China’s early post-rock scene to exploring ambient soundscapes, via soundtrack work for the likes of An Elephant Sitting Still.

They also told me about the significance of creating the music for Wuhan Wuhan, a documentary on the early outbreak of Covid-19, after the pandemic locked down the city where they formed and trapped them in their nearby hometown of Yichang.

Read the full story in issue 450 of The Wire.

Photo: Li Zhengde for The Wire