Alex Zhang Hungtai
Performing in the past under the names Dirty Beaches and Last Lizard, Alex Zhang Hungtai has become one of the most exciting artists in the world under his own name. Whether kicking up some growling skronk and roll on stage in an epsiode of Twin Peaks, or delivering an album of heartbreaking ambient meditations, he never ceases to surprise and amaze. His explorations have included everything from agressive free jazz combos to dark sound collages to haunting piano instrumentals. The one constant is Alex’s soulful searching and constant growth as an artist as he has assembled an ever expanding catalog of unmatched emotional depth.
“Throughout his career, Zhang has invited us to see the beauty in grit. But here, he presents us with a new challenge: to bear the crushing burden of relentless splendor” – Pitchfork