10 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In a way, Olivier Cong’s music betrays his upbringing. A Hong Kong native born to a family of musicians, Cong studied piano and violin before moving to the UK to study psychology. It was life in a dynamic new atmosphere filled with interesting people that propelled him to pursue music and follow in the footsteps of influences such as Steven Wilson and Tom Waits. With orchestral arrangements and poetic lyrics, Cong paints scenes of wooded serenity far from the bustling streets of Hong Kong on The Day We Walked Into the Woods, Without a Map. From his first composition Searching For The Raven to his first completed collection of songs, Cong lays bare his growth as an indie artist on a personal path. Upon his return to Hong Kong, Cong opened his own studio, Raven & The Sea, where he collaborated with renowned artist and producer Adrian Chow to refine his work. The result of their sessions – A Ghost and His Paintings – chronicles Cong’s three years abroad and reflects on the thoughts and feelings of a generation. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

In a way, Olivier Cong’s music betrays his upbringing. A Hong Kong native born to a family of musicians, Cong studied piano and violin before moving to the UK to study psychology. It was life in a dynamic new atmosphere filled with interesting people that propelled him to pursue music and follow in the footsteps of influences such as Steven Wilson and Tom Waits. With orchestral arrangements and poetic lyrics, Cong paints scenes of wooded serenity far from the bustling streets of Hong Kong on The Day We Walked Into the Woods, Without a Map. From his first composition Searching For The Raven to his first completed collection of songs, Cong lays bare his growth as an indie artist on a personal path. Upon his return to Hong Kong, Cong opened his own studio, Raven & The Sea, where he collaborated with renowned artist and producer Adrian Chow to refine his work. The result of their sessions – A Ghost and His Paintings – chronicles Cong’s three years abroad and reflects on the thoughts and feelings of a generation. 

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