anthology of chinese experimental music 1992-2008

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4CD digipack + 2x16 page booklets

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For the very first time, an exceptional and very complete panorama (more than 5 hours / 4cds) since origins (circa 1990) of all experimental and electronic music in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.

This anthology features 48 artists from within the Chinese area of influence. It is designed as a journey through what is currently happening underground, under extremely diverse forms. It also looks at the recent past and the key role of pioneers like Wang Fan, Dajuin Yao, and also Hong Kong-based Li Chin Sung aka Dickson Dee who, for almost two decades, has been spreading the word about Experimental music in Mainland China. This album was curated by Dickson Dee on Guy Marc Hinant's invitation. It includes an enlightening presentation on the short yet intense advent and history of the Chinese noise explosion,co-written by Zbigniew Karkowski and Yan Jun.

The Sound of the underground: an overview of experimental and non-academic music in China

The Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-76) in one way or another eradicated most of the existing culture in China. At the same time as intellectuals were sent to rural labor camps, countless ancient buildings, antiques, books, paintings and various artifacts were just destroyed. This period created an enormous intellectual, cultural and artistic vacuum in China - destruction that in a sense, time is still healing. So tradition of music culture and especially non-academic, purely experimental music, started from 'point blank' scratch sometime in the 80ies. With the market economy introduced in that decade and further media developments in the 90ies, there was a kind of an explosion in youth culture that had been held back for decades. Movements and music scenes that previously never reached China - like for instance psychedelic music, punk or neo-dada started to appear and expanded at astonishing pace. The birth of these alternative rock and punk music scenes that later developed into even
more experimental trends is a direct result of global capitalism and profound change in China's position within the World Order. It however did not develop the same way as it usually does in the West - with one eye looking forward and the other one always glancing at history. It started with 'dakou' and with piracy.
(extract from the booklet) Yan Jun & Zbigniew Karkowski

Torturing Nurse

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FEATURES

Li Chin Sung aka Dickson Dee(Hong Kong)
Zenlu (Shenzhen)
Bai Tian (Chengdu)
CHEEWEI(Singapore)
Lim Giang (Taipei)
Ang Song Ming (Singapore)
Chung-Han Yao (Taipei)
Goh Lee Kwang (Malaysia)
Wu Quan (Beijing
Me:Mo (Beijing)
Wang Jong-Kuen (Taipei)
Dajuin Yao (Zuoying)
Torturing Nurse (Shanghai)
Sun Dawei (Beijing)
Nara (Beijing)
WFDD / Wang Fan + Stingrays (Singapore)
Dennis Wong / Wong Chung-Fai (Hong Kong)
Fathmount / Wilson Lee> (Hong Kong)
PNF (Hong Kong)
Li Wen Tai (Hong Kong)
Shenggy (Beijing)
Ronez /Zhou Pei (Guilin)
Zhou Ri Sheng (Shanxi)
Fish (Taipei)
Wang Fan (Beijing)
Wuwei + Ulrich Morits (Shanghai)
Xper. Xr. & The Orphic Orchestra (Hong Kong)
Hong Qile (Fuzhou)
Ying Fan (Taipei)
Dead J (Beijing)
Z.S.L.O (Taipei)
Jedung Kying >Edging + Junky (Guangzhou/Shanghai)
Tats Lau (Hong Kong)
Li Jianhong (Hangzhou)
Dino (Taipei)
Wang Changcun (Harbin)
D!O!D!O!D / Li Jianhong + Huangjin (Hangzhou)
Yan Jun (Beijing)
Loga (Fuzhou)
Pei / Liu Pei-Wen (Taipei)
Eric Lin / Lin Chi-Wei (Taipei)
Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (Taiwan)
Ching Shen Ching (Taiwan)
Dancing Stone (Hong Kong)
Illuminated 6.6.6. (Hong Kong)
Juno / Timmy Lok (Hong Kong)
Simon Ho (Hong Kong)

TRACK LISTING 4 CD / 48 TRACKS

CD1

01 Li Chin Sung aka Dickson Dee (Hong Kong)
Somewhere 10:33 / 1994
02 Zenlu (Shenzhen)/ Zen 9:19 / 2007
03 Bai Tian (Chengdu)/ Wet 4:05 / 2007
04 CHEEWEI (Singapore)/ Evening has arrived 8:02 / 2006
05 Lim Giang (Taipei)/ 林志峰 2006 / 8:41
06 Ang Song Ming aka Circadian (Singapore)
Book radio mixer 3:02 / 2007
07 Chung-Han Yao (Taipei)/ Untitled 5:02 / 2005
08 Goh Lee Kwang (Malaysia)/ Frong spraying 3:42 / 2007
09 Wu Quan (Beijing)/ Weather forest 5:04 / 2006
10 Me:Mo (Beijing)/ Pro.a 4:30 / 2007
11 Wang Jong-Kuen (Taipei)/ Leaving 5:40 / 2006
12 Dajuin Yao (Zuoying)/ Psycho Realm 5:29 / 2006

CD2

01 Sun Dawei (Beijing) Crawing state 4:14 / 2007
02 Nara (Beijing) Dream a little dream 6:54 / 2007
03 WFDD / Wang Fan + Dickson Dee (Beijing/Hong Kong) Sin 8:36 / 2007
04 Stingrays (Singapore) 061020 5:18 / 2006
05 Dennis Wong aka Wong Chung-Fai (Hong Kong) / Para_dot 5:12 / 2006
06 Fathmount aka Wilson Lee (Hong Kong) A yoke of oxen 4:56 / 2007
07 PNF (Hong Kong) Chi 3:11 / 1994
08 Li Wen Tai aka Vince Li (Hong Kong) Eat 4:57 / 2007
09 Shenggy (Beijing) Junggy 's decay 3:05 / 2007
10 Ronez aka Zhou Pei (Guilin) Kikusui back 4:57 / 2006
11 Zhou Ri Sheng (Shanxi) Noise god 7:22 / 2006
12 Fish (Taipei) Rusty crane keelong 4:46 / 2007

CD3

01 Torturing Nurse (Shanghai) Fugitive 14:46 / 2006
02 Wang Fan (Beijing) Zero 6:28 / 2006
03 Wuwei + Ulrich Morits (Shanghai/Berlin)
Toy ships 2:48 / 2003
04 Xper. Xr. & The Orphic Orchestra (Hong Kong) Hickory dickory dock 1:01 / 1992
05 Hong Qile (Fuzhou) J gmc 8:00 / 2006
06 Ying Fan (Taipei) L2255 mix 3:58 / 2007
07 Dead J aka Shao Yanpeng (Beijing) Untitled 3:49 / 2007
08 Z.S.L.O (Taipei) 422189 3:09 / 1997
09 Jedung Kying / Edging + Junky (Guangzhou/Shanghai) Dabao 3:01 / 2007
10 Tats Lau (Hong Kong) Face the antagonish 2:53 / 1992
11 Li Jianhong (Hangzhou) Sod 5:32 / 2006
12 Dino (Taipei) Untitled 6:45 / 2005

CD4

01 Wang Changcun (Harbin)
Through the tide of faces 4:59 / 2007
02 D!O!D!O!D! / Li Jianhong + Huangjin (Hangzhou) A dark knife 5:36 / 2006
03 Yan Jun (Beijing) Its more than enough 5:35 / 2006
04 Loga (Fuzhou) 620 9:22 / 2007
05 Pei aka Liu Pei-Wen (Taipei) Bird lady 7:43 / 2007
06 Eric Lin aka Lin Chi-Wei (Taipei) Untitled 3:10 / 2007
07 Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (Taiwan) There she is, standing and walking on her own 3:59 / 2007
08 Ching Shen Ching (Taiwan) V-zone
(Fuji Wang + Anes: electronics) 7:25 / 1997
09 Dancing Stone (Hong Kong) Two (Nelson Hui: flute + Ling Lee: voice) 2:13 / 1995
10 Illuminated 6.6.6. (Hong Kong)
Enjoy the silence 6:06 / 1992
11 Juno aka Timmy Lok (Hong Kong)
Possiblilities 3:18 / 1995
12 Simon Ho (Hong Kong) 5 6:533 / 2005