Source: Bandcamp Daily.
But it was on Facebook—in a Coldplay fan group—that one of the current scene’s leading collectives first took shape. “I was a fan of Coldplay, and I posted Radiohead and Squarepusher on Coldplay Vietnam to see if anyone was interested,” says Đỗ Tấn Sĩ, bassist and founder of Rắn Cạp Đuôi. “I met [guitarist Phạm Thế Vũ] on that group. We talked about recording flute kites in Northern Vietnam, we talked a lot about experimental sounds, and then we became a band.” The two were barely old enough to have accounts for the platform on which they met. Naturally, they grew along with their music taste: “Vũ went from a Swiftie to a đàn tranh [Vietnamese zither] collector,” says Đỗ. “We bonded over American Primitivism and binged prog stuff like King Crimson and Van der Graaf Generator.”