Tape released for 東方噪音集結 EASTERN NOISE CONGREGATION MMXVIII TOUR
(無家 Heimatlos / 李劍鴻 Li Jianhong / 王子衡 Wang Ziheng / 梅志勇 Mei Zhiyong / Ineqoutable / 若潭 ruò tán)
Previously for sale only during the tour back in 2018.
Now we put some last copies here on Bandcamp.
Plus one bonus track (not included in the previous LP version).
Black ink on white tape, limited to 103 copies, hand-numbered.
Includes unlimited streaming of 萬火歸一 We, The Fire Are One
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
"Some non-standard notes, some chaotic vocals after sudden silence, merged into the deep sound waves, with brief but touching melodies. Noise from void, silence between light and darkness, tension in space, about environment and spirit."
Born in Dagang oilfield and now lives in Beijing, Wang Ziheng is one active free improve/noise/psychedelic musicians in the new generation of Beijing's underground music scene. He is also the initiator of non-livehouse series concert “Nowhere Festival 荒音祭”.
Deeply influenced by Kaoru Abe and John Coltrane, his commonly used instruments are tenor saxophone, human voice and noise. His solo performance is bold and full of passion. The profound understanding to avant-garde jazz and free improvisation is beyond his peers, empowering him with more possibilities.
Exchanging energy in the tranquil and sudden outbursts of the mad sound force field. His performance of improved noise style reminds people of Dionysus, full of euphoria and meanwhile sentimental. With great originality and creativity, his style is not restricted within in free improve or noise, even drone or rock could be adopted by him and enriched his music. Delusion through saxophone to a place where the language can't reach it.
In 2008, founded psychedelic noise band "LSDER" as lead singer / sax player.
In October 2014, live soundtrack performance with Li Jianhong, Wei Wei, Li Qing for artist Cheng Ran in Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
In 2015, joined Li Jianhong's "Vagus Nerve" as sax player, and founded "Save the Death", an unlimited-member noise project.
In April 2017, toured in Taiwan with 若潭 ruò tán, Ding Chenchen, collaborated with 破地獄 Scattered Purgatory.
In the same year, started the series of “Nowhere Festival 荒音祭” noise festival / concert.
In November 2017, organized and participated in "山火集" concert in Beijing with 若潭 ruò tán, 破地獄 Scattered Purgatory, IZ and Li Jianhong. And the first demo "活火山 Active Volcano" was released by WV Sorcerer Productions.
Recorded after midnight at the underpass near Sanyuan bridge, Beijing, China, August - September, 2017.
Mastered by Cyril Meysson in Saint-Étienne, France, January 2018.
Photography by 韋瑋 Wei Wei (Aka: Vavabond) & 王子衡 Wang Ziheng.
Calligraphy by 李卓星 Li Zhuoxing & 王子衡 Wang Ziheng.
Translation by 呂立揚 Li-Yang.
Design, Layout and produced by 若潭 ruò tán.
Special thanks to 破地獄 Scattered Purgatory & 王子健 Wang Zijian.
supported by 6 fans who also own “萬火歸一 We, The Fire Are One”
This is a stunning stunning anthology that showcases the incredible talent in China in experimental music. Along with this, the label Chinabot is bringing many experimental artists from South-east and East Asia to the fore. Brilliantly curated. Harsh Agarwal