▼First press of 100 copies released on 09 Sep 2016, metallized silver tape. Sold out.
▼Second press of 150 copies, pro-printed black tape.
Chinese avant-garde guitarist Li Jianhong's rare recordings in Hangzhou 2008, from "Bird" "San Sheng Shi" "Classic Of The Mountains And Seas" period, now available as cassette format. 3 psychedelic guitar noise tracks with a total length of 54:40, including an unreleased track "Die in humble and warm".
Li Jianhong 李劍鴻has been an active noise/free improvisation musician in China since 1990s.
Besides his solo projects, he’s now also a member of VagusNerve, Mind Fiber and D!O!D!O!D!.
He was the founder of one of the earliest experimental/noise/avant-garde music label of China, 2pi Records, curating annual avant-garde music festival “2pi Festival” from 2003-07. He’s also the initiator of home- and workshop-based events with the name “Home Violence”. In 2001, he started the new label C.F.I Records together with VAVABOND, dedicating to promoting improvised music of China.
Li’s performance is mainly free improvised guitar with styles transferring among free improvised music, noise and psychedelic. Since 2008, he began to explore new directions under the name of “environment improvisation”, discussing the co-relationships between environment and performing. His 3-CD series with albums “Twelve Moods”, “Empty Mountain” and “Here Is It” illustrate and display his concept of “Environment Improvisation” completely and creatively.
He has released over 30 albums under several labels such as PSF, Utech, Concrete and Archive in China, USA, Japan, Belgium, Russia, France, Peru, etc. Collaborated and performed with the musicians like Torturing Nurse, Makoto Kawabata, Sabu Toyozumi, faUSt, Zbigniew Karkowski, and Keiji Haino etc.
released April 30, 2018