Quan is a short extract from a love letter, an Amateur (from the latin 'Amator'-'Lover', from Amare 'to love') ineptly following the natural course of things since forever.
Apparently a photon that begins it's life in the centre of the sun spends on average about 10 and a half million light years zigzaging to and fro as it slowly works it's way to the surface, a distance that if traveled in a straight line would take a mere 2.5 seconds. It then takes a further 8.5 minutes to reach the earth.
Furthermore our Sun Converts Five Million tones of Mass (about the equivalent of a million elephants) into pure energy every second.
These factoids remind me of two things: 1. The virtue of patience and 2. That the immolation of a human heart pales in comparison to that of a Star's. (Or is it the other way round?)
Is this a foundation for Hip Hop? Yes.
Quan Yeomans from Regurgitator finally delivered this 4 year labour of love on again off again requiem to those heady amateur days – THE AMATEUR. Recorded in Sydney, London, Hong Kong, flight lounges, bus stops, doorways...
Boots and ball... from the hackstreets of Hong Kong with hot smokin' Chow chops comes Regurgitator's QUAN live and kicking off the sweat stain of debut solo album THE AMATEUR. In January 2009 QUAN scored slots on the Australian BIG DAY OUT tour as well hot spots with THE PRODIGY tour in Brisbane (plus Simian Mobile Disco), Sydney and Melbourne along with a a few extra special sneakin' shows in Brisbane with Melbourne with guest Digital Primate.
After shows in hometown HONG KONG and a festival slot in Hanoi he staged a bunch of showslots with Ratatat in Australia and Hong Kong. This was followed by a quick fist back to Australia to play Come Together at Sydney’s Luna Park along with Roxanne in Melbourne.
The Amateur features OMG!, AND THIS IS WHAT SHE SAID, THE ONE, YEAR OF THE JERK, GIMME GIMME and many more of your childhood favourites.
released October 11, 2008
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