Chinese ancient instrument Guqin, usually regarded as quiet and peaceful, represents the traditional oriental aesthetics. Post-rock, on the other hand, originates from western world, is a symbol of modern culture. Zhaoze initiates the idea to rock with Guqin and explores the possibility of mixing western and eastern culture, ancient and modern insturments through their music creation.
Zhaoze is a Chinese indie band based in Guangzhou, also known as the leading band of Post-Rock and star rock band in Lingnan area. They play frequently in music festivals such as Midi and Strawberry and some other live houses. As the first band combines Guqin(Chinese seven-stringed zither) and rock music together, they successfully compromises the merits of Chinese historical culture and the passion of rock music. Even comparing with rock bands all over the world, it is fair to say they had a style of their own.