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Lawrence English

November 21st, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

Lawrence English

Lawrence English is media artist, composer and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He utilises a variety of media including live performance, audio / visual environments, found sound / vision to create his work that typifies his interests in creating experiences that create subtle transformation of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.

English’s work over the past decade, both in performative and gallery settings, has earned him a strong reputation as one of the unique voices producing sound artworks from within Australia. He has presented concerts and installed pieces for numerous festivals including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Observatori (Spain), Outro_Rio (Brazil), Unsound (Poland) and AltMusic (New Zealand) amongst others. He also curates the burgeoning ROOM40 imprint, the Someone Good label and organises numerous events and festival throughout Oceania.

[ Songs of the Living ] & [ And The Lived In ]

[ ROOM40 ] is pleased to announce the release of a free double digital edition, Songs of the Living, and And the Lived In, from artist and composer, Lawrence English. The editions comprise recordings of fauna, and spaces respectively, collected over more than ten years from across the globe—Antarctica, Amazon, Japan, North America, and the UK. In the course of making the recordings, English was hit by lightening, swam in Antarctic waters to rescue gear, was assaulted by seals, swam with Bota Rosa (Amazonian Dolphins), and travelled deep under the earth in search of quiet space. Songs of the Living, And the Lived In are live for free download as of 12:12pm, Wednesday December 12, 2012 (AEST), including a photo set documenting recording sites.

From the artist:

This pair of editions is the end result of a lingering thought that, until recently, had remained unresolved. The primary reason for this project’s laboured birth lies in a question surrounding the meaning and role of field recordings. A question that occupies a good deal of my time when working with these materials. In recent years, we’ve seen a blooming of field recording practices. This has been due to a greater understanding and renewed interest in this area, as well as a growth in cheaper, accessible technologies and the opportunity for people to travel widely and record with relative ease. These factors have ensured no shortage of wonderful and insightful recordings – but at the same time there’s also what can only be described as a glut of material available, making navigation for even the most experienced ears complicated and at times frustratingly exhausting.

Field recordings over the past decade have found themselves everywhere and in every variation you can imagine – from highly focused near scientific documentations through to installation works and even as backing ambiences in pop music. The outside world has found its way into the studio like never before. So with so much already out there, I have found myself asking what value do these recording hold and why are they worthy of our most precious asset – time.

That presents a challenge though for all of the individual ‘sound polaroids’ that are captured over the years. Momentary sounds and situations that each contain a characteristic or sensation that’s unique and provocative. With this challenge in mind I have collected together, a series of recordings that for me speak to the richness and power of the sound world that surrounds us.

Field recording holds a special place in my heart – part active listening, part hunting, part happy accident, part polaroid, part archive – though wholly personal. No two recordings made in the same place at the same time will be identical and there in lies the beauty of the work. Similar to photography or portraiture, the artist selects the frame and what to prioritise within that frame (either in pre or post production). These choices ultimately shape the ways in which the listener can come to and understand the sounds. I’ve divided these recordings into two categories; Songs Of The Living, concerned primarily with non-human living creatures and And The Lived In, focused on environmental spaces and ‘social’ field recordings.

BOOBANA ECHOES

I couldn’t be more pleased to have these recordings published by the fine Winds Measure imprint. I had the pleasure to meet and record with Akio Suzuki late in 2005. Having discovered his work a good few years before that, I had always been impressed with his clear passion for the expressive nature of sound – not merely as a vibrational art form, but also for its mystic, perhaps even spiritual qualities. His many experiments with sound, space and environment were a great inspiration for me and still to this day fill me with a great sense of wonder ( no doubt a result of Suzuki’s magician like quality, after all he is a shaman ).

These recordings are edits from a series of both site specific and situation specific encounters we developed together during a short performance based residency in Brisbane. The first recordings we made together were site specific, and the title of this edition reflects the location in which we began working on the project together. Boombana is an area of forest that shifts from open eucalypt woodland to sub-tropic rainforest within a matter of 500 metres. It’s located on route to Mt Nebo and not far from there, the view stretches all the way to Moreton Bay. I recorded Suzuki-san during high summer, the forest sizzling with an eerie electronic fizz of cicadas and leaf hoppers, occasionally interrupted by screeching Sulphur Crested Cockatoos. It was these recordings that form the inspiration for the duet published here.

Returning to Brisbane, Suzuki and I recorded a series of pieces late one evening. Suzuki played his remarkable Analapos and I used a some hand percussion and a range of small electronic devices that in many ways reflected on the initial sessions we recorded in Boombana – the cicadas replaced by tone generators and filters. The titles of each work also directly link back to Boombana, its distinctive flora and fauna. Coming back to these recordings more than half a decade after they were created, I’m still captivated by Suzuki’s remarkable use of his unique instrument the Analapos and I’m inspired to this day by his mastery of sound as an art form. I dearly hope you enjoy these pieces.

WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS

Wilderness of Mirrors is the new album from Lawrence English. It is two years in the making and the first album created since the release of his 2011 ode to J.A Baker’s novel, The Peregrine. It is English’s most tectonic auditory offering to date, an unrelenting passage of colliding waves of harmony and dynamic live instrumentation. The phrase, wilderness of mirrors, draws its root from T.S Eliot’s elegant poem Gerontion. During the cold war, the phrase became associated with campaigns of miscommunication carried out by opposing state intelligence agencies. Within the context of the record, the phrase acted as a metaphor for a process of iteration that sat at the compositional core of the LP. Buried in each final piece, like an unheard whisper, is a singularity that was slowly reflected back upon itself in a flood of compositional feedback. Erasure through auditory burial.

Wilderness Of Mirrors also reflects English’s interests in extreme dynamics and densities, something evidenced in his live performances of the past half decade. The album’s overriding aesthetic of harmonic distortion reveals his ongoing explorations into the potentials of dense sonics. “During the course of this record,” English explains, “I was fortunate enough to experience live performances by artists I deeply respect for their use of volume as an affecting quality, specifically Earth, Swans and My Bloody Valentine. I had the chance to experience each of these groups at various stages in the making this record and each of them reinforced my interest in emulating that inner ear and bodily sensation that extreme densities of vibration in air brings about.”

The album is moreover a reflection on the current exploitation of the ideals of the wilderness of mirrors, retuned and refocused from the politics of the state, to the politics of the modern multiplex. The amorphous and entangled nature of the modern world is one where thoughtless information prevails in an environment starved of applied wisdom. Wilderness Of Mirrors is a stab at those living spectres (human and otherwise) that haunt our seemingly frail commitments to being humane.

“We face constant and unsettled change,” English notes, “It’s not merely an issue of the changes taking place around us, but the speed at which these changes are occurring. We bare witness to the retraction of a great many social conditions and contracts that have previously assisted us in being more humane than the generations that precede us. We are seeing this ideal of betterment eroded here in Australia and abroad too. This record is me yelling into what seems to be an ever-growing black abyss. I wonder if my voice will reflect off something?”

credits
released 21 July 2014
Wilderness Of Mirrors
is reflection upon reflection,
a pure white out of absolute aurality.

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Lawrence English - Wilderness Of Mirrors

Artist – Lawrence English
Album – Wilderness Of Mirrors [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Experimental, Ambient, Field Recordings, Dark-ambient, Minimal, Obscure-ambient

Tracklist

1. The Liquid Casket 06:20
2. Wilderness Of Mirrors 02:37
3. Guillotines And Kingmakers 02:02
4. Another Body 06:26
5. Wrapped In Skin 03:18
6. Forgiving Noir 08:25
7. Graceless Hunter 05:10
8. Hapless Gatherer 04:47
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Akio Suzuki & Lawrence English – Boombana Echoes

Artist – Akio Suzuki & Lawrence English
Album – Boombana Echoes
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Experimental, Ambient, Field Recordings, Dark-ambient, Minimal, Obscure-ambient

Tracklist

1. Ficus Watkinsiana (6:23)
2. Manorina Melanophrys (8:46)
3. Eucalyptus Signata (5:05)
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH - SONGS OF THE LIVING

Artist – Lawrence English
Album – Songs For The Living
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Experimental, Ambient, Field Recordings, Dark-ambient, Minimal

Tracklist

01 Unidentified Monkey Calling Amazon Brazil
02 Daintree Rainforest At Night Australia
03 Sub Antarctic Skua Eating Adele Penguin Esperanza Bay Antarctica
04 Trigona carbonaria Hive Invasion Brisbane Australia
05 Cormorants Flocking At Dusk Amazon Brazil
06 Semi Kyushu Japan
07 Water Boatman And Unidentified Water Insects Amazon Brazil
08 Howler Monkey Amazon Brazil
09 Unidentified Cicada outside Mt Isa Australia
10 African Penguin Simon s Town South Africa
11 Various Chiroptera Samford Australia
12 Rhinoceros Beetle Brisbane Australia
13 Antarctic Fur Seals Esperanza Bay Antarctica
14 Screaming Piha and Mealy Parrot Amazon Brazil
15 Adele Penguin Chicks Esperanza Bay Antarctica
16 River Dolphis Amazon Brazil
17 Tui And Silver Eyes Kaka Point New Zealand
18 Unidentifed Chiroptera Amazon Brazil
19 White Throated Toucan Dawn Display Amazon Brazil
20 Antarctic Fur Seal Sleeping Esperanza Bay Amazon
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LAWRENCE ENGLISH - AND THE LIVED IN

Artist – Lawrence English
Album – And The Lived In
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Experimental, Ambient, Field Recordings, Dark-ambient, Minimal

Tracklist

01. Shore Bribie Island Australia 05:49
02. Cemetary Gate Hobart 01:55
03. Old Motor Shropshire UK 00:33
04. Ceramic Oven And Wind Storm Walchau Hutte Austria 02:28
05. Sand Bar Stradbroke Island Australia 00:36
06. Microphone Collapsing In Grass Sinclair Wetland New Zealand 02:29
07. Mamori Bird Caller Amazon Brazil 00:44
08. Toy Store Ueno Japan 02:01
09. Ape Caves Oregon USA 00:49
10. Suikinkutsu Taima Japan 03:08
11. Subway Intercom New York USA 01:56
12. First Storm Of The Season Kelvin Grove 00:18
13. VLF During Solar Storm Lake Pedder Australia 02:56
14. Blizzard Battering Walls Marambio Antarctica 05:49
15. Rice Field Drainage Fujian China 00:30
16. Wind Rio Gallegos Patagonia 02:25
17. Landing Brisbane Australia 01:24
18. Air Conditioning Vent Shibuya Japan 04:09
19. The Last Game Of The Night Brisbane Australia 05:10
20. Remarkable Cave Tasman National Park Tasmania 05:00
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Artist – Lawrence English
Album – Kiri No Oto
Release Date – 2008
Genre – Experimental, Ambient, Field Recordings, Dark-ambient, Minimal, Soundscape

Tracklist

01 Organs Lost At Sea 4:42
02 Soft Fuse 6:52
03 White Spray 5:08
04 Waves Sheer Light 5:23
05 Commentary 4:30
06 Allay 5:21
07 Figure’s Lone Static 7:26
08 Oamura 3:49
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To Destroy A City

November 21st, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

To Destroy A City Profile

TO DESTROY A CITY

Chicago-based To Destroy A City was formed after Andrew Welch (drums/synths/programming), Jeff Anderson (guitar/keyboards), and Michael Marshall (guitar) met through various iterations of previous musical projects. When the three finally sat down together in the summer of 2010, they moved quickly, writing and recording their debut within a year’s time. The self-titled album was released by n5MD in September 2011. The remix companion album, Rebuild, was released in 2012 and featured reworked tracks by local scene-mates as well as other artists from the n5MD roster.

To Destroy A City’s sophomore full-length album entitled “SUNLESS” is due in the fall of 2014. On SUNLESS, TDAC expands on where they left off, drawing from cinematic, literary, and musical influences to craft a sprawling yet cohesive follow-up. Sonically, TDAC moves effortlessly between delicate ambient passages to beat-induced grooves to soaring melodic peaks. Electronic beat production is intertwined with live percussion, while layers of guitars, synths and pianos forge the melodic foundation of the tracks. The uninitiated may find To Destroy A City analogous to label mates Lights Out Asia and port-royal, and, due to some periodic drifting into similar spaces, the wide-screen ambient guitar duo Hammock.

DISCOGRAPHY

2014 – [ Sunless ]
2012 – [ Rebuild ]
2012 – [ Live at Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL ]
2011 – [ To Destroy A City “Self Title” Album ]

SUNLESS ( PR )

Sophomore albums can be a tough proposition, often created in a much shorter time span than the years of refinement most debut albums receive. Chicago based trio To Destroy A City dropped such a perfect debut in 2011 that fans have collectively held their breath for the follow-up. However, unlike some artists who rush into the studio to complete their sophomore release, TDAC has taken nearly three years to craft their follow-up: SUNLESS. The time and effort shows in the nine cinematically crafted tracks. At times SUNLESS is more electronic leaning than its predecessor, yet is still punctuated with sheets of glacially emotive guitar-work. Intricate electronic beats give way to propulsive live drumming. The synths, while more prominent this time out, fit effortlessly into the TDAC framework. SUNLESS is an album of contrasting moods, though the trio transitions between these moods more gently than their peers. Is SUNLESS ‘better’ than the trio’s debut? Both are equally strong, which is no small feat. But one thing is for sure: it is a move onward and upward into an expansiveness that they have only hinted at previously. A must-have for fans of God is an Astronaut, Hammock, and Lights Out Asia. SUNLESS will be available on CD/FLAC/MP3 as well as limited edition 2xLP with a limited amount in red/orange/black splatter.

SUNLESS
By: To Destroy A City
Released 18 November 2014
(c) TDAC (p) n5music (BMI) 2014
FORMAT [ CD ] [ VINYL ] & [ MP3 ]
Distribution Line [ BANDCAMP ] & [ N5MD ]
[ SUNLESS “FULL ALBUM REVIEW” COMING SOON ]

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To Destroy A City - Sunless

Artist – To Destroy A City
Album – Sunless [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Experimental, Post-rock [ EPIC TO THE POWER OF 10 ]

Tracklist

1. The Messenger 07:16
2. Theta 03:46
3. Stand Before Me 05:17
4. Escape / Return 05:36
5. Last Contact 07:54
6. First Light 05:45
7. Understanding in the Between 07:38
8. Daylight Station 05:51 | 9. Visionaries 09:56
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Artist – To Destroy A City
Album – Rebuild
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental Post-rock

Tracklist

01 – March [solar fields]
02 – Goodbye, Dear Friend [dalot]
03 – Narcotic Sea [boy is fiction]
04 – Metaphor [m. szarejko]
05 – Philosophy Of A Knife [connectedness locus]
06 – Goodbye, Dear Friend [winterlight] | 07 – March [lights out asia]
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To Destroy A City - Live at Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL

Artist – To Destroy A City
Album – Live at Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL – 1​/​28​/​2012
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock, Soundscape, Ambientscape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Intro 03:25
2. Narcotic Sea 06:06
3. Ilium 05:38
4. Philosophy of a Knife 06:43
5. Before the Outside’s Gone 05:24
6. The Marvels of Modern Civilization 02:44
7. Goodbye, Dear Friend 07:27 | 8. March 03:49
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Album – To Destroy A City [ * * * * * * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Instrumental, Post-rock, Soundscape, Ambientscape [ EXCELLENT ]

Tracklist

1. Metaphor 02:55
2. Narcotic Sea 06:14
3. Ilium 05:33
4. Philosophy Of A Knife 06:27
5. Before The Outside’s Gone 06:24
6. The Marvels Of Modern Civilization 02:39
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Other People

November 21st, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

Other People Profile

A lot has happened since Jakob Lindhagen, then using this cryptic moniker “…”, self-released his critically acclaimed solo debut  “Transcendence” in 2009. The immediately recognizable cinematic qualities in the remarkably mature instrumental compositions from the then twenty-year-old caught the attention of several creative forces around the world. Filmaker Ahang Bashi hand-picked the song ‘Waking Up’ for her award-winning documentary “paradise” (“The Paradise”), and subsequently hired Lindhagen to compose original music for her upcoming film “Nair Allt Faller Samman” (“When Everything Falls Apart”). Also New York-based production company “PCI Media Impact”, reaching out millions of viewers, had him write a score for their animated promotion film, as well as a wide variety of commissioned work, both nationally and internationally.

Now, under the name “Other People”, Lindhagen returns with “Somewhere Far Away”, moving away from multi-layered productions of his previous effort, and instead strapping himself behind a grand piano. Recorded in his two latest cities of residence – Sydney, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden – its modern minimalism showcases a unique talent for creating atmospheres combined with exquisite melodies, with a light touch but a seemingly endless emotional depth.

“Somewhere Far Away” is an album of subtlety. Subtle, in how sudden dissonances and key or time signature changes levitate the music to another level, without taking away focus from the composition in itself. Subtle, in how additional instruments occasionally join in. Subtle, in how something as sparse as the intimate melodies and delicately balanced dynamic shifts in his playing seem to be telling more than a thousand stories at once.

Apart from being released digitally and with a limited physical run, a unique collaboration with artist Erik Odqvist is also being made, with Odqvist creating three different interpretations of the album, available as highly limited screen prints with a download code printed on the back.

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Other People - Somewhere Far Away

Artist – Other People
Album – Somewhere Far away [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Instrumental, Contemporary-classic, Piano, Experimental [ EXQUISITE ]

Tracklist

01 Somewhere Far Away
02 Still Worth A Lot To Someone
03 The Ventriloquist
04 Fumbling In The Dark
05 PS
06 ID
07 Ego
08 Super Ego
09 Sleepless
10 Coda
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RÁDIO ETIÓPIA – THE.”A” MIX

November 21st, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen and to Their Late Majesties King George VI, King Edward VII, King William IV, King George V, Queen Victoria, King George IV and to His Late Royal Higness The Prince of Wales ( 1921-1936)

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TONY JUSTERINI and ANATOLY BROOKS are the co-founders of Rádio Etiópia. New episodes are posted every Monday set completed apart from the mainstream line of music.

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Intro voice led by Ana Ribeiro

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Special Guests:

- ELDER ALMEIDA – 1st FRIDAY
– PAULINO – 2nd FRIDAY
– FRAY D. JAY – 3rd FRIDAY
– JOÃO H – 4th FRIDAY
– JOSÉ RAMÓN – SOMETIMES

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A Fray D. Jay mix for Rádio Etiópia

Tracklist

01. Awaken the Echoes – It All Starts Here;
02. Alucidnation – One Zero Two (03.51);
03. Agnes Obel – Arches (06.37);
04. Asura – Lonely Star (09.44);
05. Craig Armstrong (feat. Brett Anderson) – Crash (16.46);
06. Aeron – Harbour (20.06);
07. All India Radio – Let Me Remain (23.42);
08. Akira Kosemura – Tale (27.31);
09. Anjou – Readings (29.11);
10. Asphalt Ribbons – Strong Hands (35.49);
11. Antonymes – 281210 (40.01);
12. Auburn Lull – Van Der Graaf (41.52);
13. David Ackles – Lotus Man (47.03);
14. Axs – Static Space (49.43);
15. Arcade Fire – Sleepwalker (54.39);
16. Aes Dana – In Between (57.36);
17. Tori Amos – Rattlesnakes (64.32);
18. Air – The Dream of Yi (69.45); | 19. Aless – Honeyed (75.01)
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The Kiss That Took A Trip

November 21st, 2014 / Comments Off / by Mog/

The Kiss That Took A Trip Profile

Formed in Madrid in 2006, The Kiss That Took A Trip is the brainchild of M.D. Trello, who stands as the sole member and admitted factotum. A long-in-the-works musical project that finally saw the light of day when Trello, after an extended period of hesitation, decided to embrace public exposition inspired by the DIY ethos of diverse musical figures such as Steve Albini, Trent Reznor and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

A late in the game “band”, the founder of The Kiss quotes his admired Brian Eno to state he’s not a musician at all and therefore he will never tour. The Kiss That Took A Trip builds its music, for the most part, using computers and synthetic sounds, but refusing vehemently to be categorized as electronic music. In fact, the music can be tagged as a mix of styles such as post-rock, ambient, experimental, new age and orchestral pop, most of them instrumental and imbued with a progressive feel. The songs resort to melody, atmosphere and a pinch of drone and dissonance instead of technical proficiency or radio-friendly formats.

Since its inception, The Kiss has been regularly putting out self-made releases, with the EP Dating Aphrodite (2008) and the albums Worst Case Scenarios (2009) and The Dummy Family (2011) among them. However, it was with its third album How The Mighty Have Fallen (2012) that The Kiss found an unique voice. Fully produced by Trello, the album bases its sound on long-winded ambient/jazzy suites and unravels with no sense of urgency but employing signature changes, breakdowns, drone sections, distortion and hummed vocals reminiscent of Bark Psychosis. Letting go of the political themes a little, the album has a bitter existentialist vibe this time.

After a two year long gap, The Kiss That Took A Trip returns with Electroforest (2014), loosening a lot of tension on the listener and making an album that recaptures much of the essential sense of melody found in earlier works, while still keeping the epic scope and adventurous nature of the previous album, coming out of the other side of the tunnel with a “best of both worlds” effort, but with its own internal logic. The record is built in a subtle triptych structure and features the boldest use of vocals found on a work by The Kiss, even to the point of putting them in the forefront or having them from beginning to end, like in standard pop songs.

In the album, as in past releases, The Kiss leaves a breadcrumb trail of sounds that may lead the listener to The Kiss’ biggest musical influences: Talk Talk, Friends Of Dean Martinez, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Mogwai, Mike Oldfield, His Name Is Alive, Can, Rush, Barry Adamson or Angelo Badalamenti, only that distortion is turned up a notch or two, placing The Kiss That Took A Trip in a not very crowded musical niche in which progressive music and mainstream appeal meet but don’t clash.

DISCOGRAPHY

2014 – [ Electroforest ]
2014 – [ Goodbye Horses ]
2012 – [ How The Mighty Have Fallen ]
2012 – [ Fangs ]
2011 – [ Renaissance ‘2011 ]
2011 – [ The Dummy Family ]
2011 – [ The Geneve Fires ]
2009 – [ Google The One You Love ]
2009 – [ Worst Case Scenarios ]
2009 – [ Hi, America! ]
2008 – [ Dating Aphrodite ]
2007 – [ Always In The Wrong Mood ]
2007 – [ 2007 Untitle Single ] | 2006 – [ 2006 Untitle Single ]

Regarding ideology, The Kiss That Took A Trip operates on a “pay only if you wish” policy and stands for free music and Creative Commons licensing. The band has no other aim but to build a consistent and lasting music catalog that can speak to people fed up with quick consumption music and looking for high replay value and a more immersive and personal experience.

Electroforest
By: The Kiss That Took A Trip
Released: November 04th 2014
Available In [ DIGITAL ] and [ CD ]
Distribution Line [ BANDCAMP ]
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Electroforest

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Electroforest [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. Electroforest: entrance 02:38
02. Tidy up you pig 04:24
03. Champions of delay 04:36
04. Vanilla killer 05:26
05. Greatest loves are secret 04:25
06. Electroforest: detour 02:19
07. Jammed drainpipe blues 04:48
08. Snowstorm 07:01
09. Malice 05:46
10. Flower of gas and smoke 07:36
11. Electroforest: tree of lights 03:27
12. Jackie o lantern 04:28
13. The thriving landlords 06:45
14. Amplification of the senses 04:30
15. Happy birthday party monster 03:50
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Goodbye Horses

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Goodbye Horses
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Goodbye horses 06:59
2. Immune to friendship 06:22
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – Goodbye Horses
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - How The Mighty Have Fallen

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – How The Mighty Have Fallen
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. Xenia, Ohio 09:55
02. Sleeping on the railroad 07:39
03. Fangs 06:30
04. Fugu 07:43
05. Black nectar 10:08
06. Let it rot 09:04
07. Amethyst 07:55
08. Meat ain’t murder 07:46
09. Three girls 05:54
10. Le temps detruit tout 04:42
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – How The Mighty Have Fallen
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Fangs

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Fangs
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Fangs 06:30
2. Stock footage 06:28
3. Fangs (carpathian chill out mix) 08:14
4. Fangs (kick the bucket mix) 05:34
5. Fangs (video edit) 05:07
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – Fangs
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Renaissance '2011

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Renaissance ‘2011
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Renaissance ‘2011 04:54
2. Wounded naked woman 04:38
3. Birth and death of Jonah Two 09:18
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – Renaissance ‘2011
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - The Dummy Family

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – The Dummy Family
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. The condition of greed [no rant mix] 03:16
02. Wounded naked woman 04:38
03. House of the scantily clad 05:00
04. Pillars of creation 06:48
05. Son of fireworks 03:43
06. La dee da (…we sing as they crush us) 05:54
07. The chatter 02:01
08. The Geneve fires 05:18
09. Birth and death of Jonah Two 09:18
10. White cells and other pains 05:52
11. This place is dead 03:27
12. Too little too late 04:23
13. Burning chariot down a hill 07:00
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – The Dummy Family
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - The Geneve Fires

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – The Geneve Fires
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. The Geneve fires 05:18
2. The day the dogs went mad 05:59
3. Aokigahara (sea of trees) 04:28
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – The Geneve Fires
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Google The One You Love

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Google The One You Love
Release Date – 2009
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Google the one you love 06:24
2. Nefarious 03:17
3. God found dead 03:50
4. Between attitude and pose 03:44
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – Google The One You Love
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Worst Case Scenarios

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Worst Case Scenarios
Release Date – 2009
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. [king’s piss… the beggar’s song] 01:56
02. Yours is a fitting name 04:57
03. This is the furthest I’ve been from you 04:31
04. Mary Ward 06:01
05. Hi America! 05:58
06. Google the one you love 06:24
07. One trick pony 04:35
08. [king’s piss… the rally anthem] 01:56
09. City in decay 08:25
10. The atheists lament 04:35
11. Tiananmen 04:00
12. Demerol 04:29
13. Who goes there…? 10:54
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – Worst Case Scenarios
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Hi, America!

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Hi, America!
Release Date – 2009
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Hi, America! 05:58
2. Gone the way of flesh 04:32
3. (Heads shaking in) Disbelief [internet edit] 03:30
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – Hi, America!
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Dating Aphrodite

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Dating Aphrodite
Release Date – 2008
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Binary soul [radio edit] 06:14
2. Morbid christmas, year 2012 04:45
3. Finders keepers 05:02
4. Mercury ceilings (Requiem for Europe) 02:27
5. My days are numbered 07:15
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – Dating Aphrodite
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - Always In The Wrong Mood

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – Always In The Wrong Mood – Vol I
Release Date – 2007
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

01. Death and synaesthesia 01:20
02. The widows 05:05
03. Black knee 02:31
04. Goodbye K. Wallenda 02:48
05. Complex flowers 02:02
06. So this darkness is for real 02:56
07. Welcome (to wherever we are) 01:15
08. Dance of the ghost kids, pt. 1 01:51
09. Henrietta 03:30
10. Dance of the ghost kids, pt. 2 00:40
11. Named after a star / Terrible flashback 01:51
12. March of the defeated 03:13
13. (silence track) 00:18
14. (silence track) 00:18
15. (silence track) 00:18
16. (silence track) 00:18
17. (silence track) 00:18
18. (silence track) 00:18
19. (silence track) 00:18
20. (silence track) 00:18
21. Oblique hope (waltz) 01:29
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – Always In The Wrong Mood VOL I
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - 2007 untitled single

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – 2007 Untitled Single
Release Date – 2007
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Backdrop of stars 05:10
2. The pinnacle 03:35
3. Cinema vérité 03:52
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – 2007 Untitled Single
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The Kiss That Took A Trip - 2006 untitled single

Artist – The Kiss That Took A Trip
Album – 2006 Untitled Single
Release Date – 2006
Genre – Ambient, Electronic, Shoegaze-like, Soundscape [ TOTALLY AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Renaissance 07:11
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The Kiss That Took A Trip – 2006 Untitled Single
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The Kiss That Took A Trip
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]

November 21st, 2014 / No Comments » / by pdresseachea

Wang Wen Profile

Founded in 1999 in Dalian, Wang Wen is considered as one of China’s hardest working indie bands. The band released 7 studio albums since 2002 and one split vinyl with Swedish instrumentalists PG.LOST. Wang Wen makes beautiful melancholic instrumental music and they are well known for their intense live shows. They toured China and Europe multiple times and shared stages with Mogwai, Mono

DISCOGRAHPY.

2014 – Eight Horses
2012 – SPLIT with pg.Lost
2012 – 0.7
2012 – L & R
2008 – IV
2007 – 7 Objects In Another Infinite Space
2006 – Re Re Re
2003 – 二十八天失眠日记 (Dairy of 28 Sleepless Days)

[ SPLIT with pg.Lost ]. This self-titled 12” vinyl split between Swedish experimental instrumentalists pg.lost and domestic post-rock outfit Wang Wen (罔聞) is definitive proof that China’s musicians have become equal partners in the global creative community. pg.lost tackles the A-side with a suite of two ten-minute songs—“Desperdicio Parts I & II”—that open with a decidedly doom-influenced Spaghetti Western flair before nestling into more comfortable post-rock ground: crashing rock movements that intoxicate the listener and ferry them through waters of aching, almost heartbreaking emotion stamped with forceful, triumphant and occasionally-violent melodies that recall sweeping windswept vistas.

Wang Wen excels at running emotional relays from melancholy grief to guarded hope—and back again—multiple times within single songs, feats of sonic prowess that make their contributions an ideal soundtrack for these troubled times. On the B-side, the Chinese quintet counters pg.lost’s fiery, outward-looking tracks with three subdued and inward-looking sketches. The fragile opener, “13th”, is dominated by mellow, intricate guitar interplay overlaid upon warm and reassuring throbbing organ tones before disintegrating into a pedal-induced feedback fuzz.

“Homeland Accent,” a subdued island in which a glockenspiel, Hammond organ, earnest percussion work, soaring lead guitars and a violin all take turns occupying center stage, offers a tranquil respite before the barnstorming closer “Mouse Song,” the aural equivalent to a flash thunderstorm. The seven-minute jam neatly pivots from languid mandolin and violin-laced guitar wizardry backed by sunny, bubbling synths to a brief midpoint moment of stark lucidity before the band throws themselves into cathartic, film credits territory marred by agitated and fitful guitar squalls. And then the sky brightens, the string section chirps and all is well again—置若罔聞: turning a deaf ear to the wolf at the door.

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< < < < < [ 2014: EIGHT HORSES ] > > > > >

LATEST TITLE “EIGHT HORSES”

Wang Wen, China’s leading post rock band. Wang Wen has been been around for 15 years and celebrate this with a new album: Eight Horses. The band created and new mature sound and worked with some of the top producers in China and Canada. Their 8th studio album is recorded in a library in Dalian and produced by PK 14’s much respected lead singer Yang Haisong, Ningbo based producer Anzi and Wouter Vlaeminckx, front man of Belgium indie band Toman. The album is released by New Noise in China and will be available on vinyl in other parts of the world in September 2014.

< < < < < [ [ BANDCAMP ] | [ FACEBOOK ] ]. > > > > >
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Wang Wen - Eight Horses

Artist – 惘闻 (Wang Wen)
Album – 八匹马 (Eight Horses) [ * * * * * ]
Release Date – 2014
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock, Experimental [ FREAKING AWSOME ]

Tracklist

1. Wang Wen – Northern North 10:25
2. Wang Wen – Sky of Dalian 07:19
3. Wang Wen – Eight Layer of Hell 07:06
4. Wang Wen – Ten Thousand Buddhas 09:01
5. Wang Wen – Escape from Mother Universe 10:28
6. Wang Wen – Dionysus 04:45
7. Wang Wen – The Last Journey 08:49
8. Wang Wen – Welcome to Utopia 09:27
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惘闻 (Wang Wen) – 八匹马 (Eight Horses)
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pglost and wang wen - st split

Artist – pg.lost & Wang Wen
Album – Self-Title SPIT [ * * * * * ] X10
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock, Experimental [ EXQUISTE SPLIT ]

Tracklist

1. pg.lost – Desperdicio (part I) 09:32
2. pg.lost – Desperdicio (part II) 10:24
3. Wang Wen – 13th 06:21
4. Wang Wen – Homeland Accent 06:23
5. Wang Wen – Mouse Song 06:52
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MEDIAFIRE pg.lost & Wang Wen – pg.lost & Wang Wen [SPLIT]
BANDCAMP STREAM pg.lost & Wang Wen – pg.lost & Wang Wen [SPLIT]
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – 0.7 [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

01. 2012
02. 看雨 (Rain Watcher)
03. 浪味仙 (Lonely God)
04. 安继波的画像 (Angelo’s Portrait)
05. Absent Minded Theme
06. 龙王塘 (Dragon in the Pool)
07. 四季歌 (Seasons)
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – 0.7
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – L & R [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

1 童篇 7:18
2 近景 6:01
3 焦虑抑制剂 8:50
4 ←M→ 6:08
5 悬在时间轴上 10:26
6 合乐 9:57
7 凡士林 5:56
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – L & R
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – 二十八天失眠日记 (Dairy of 28 Sleepless Days) [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2003
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

1 光(演奏曲)
2 垂死的岁末
3 丰收
4 奔丧
5 报仇
6 汉人(演奏曲)
7 辞行
8 素食者
9 A Song for Yu Wen
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – 二十八天失眠日记 [ Dairy of 28 Sleepless Days ]
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – Re: Re: Re: [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2006
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

1 歌曲
2 My Crlme
3 酒狂
4 劳动公园
5 隧道
6 圆周率
7 最后的麻山
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – Re: Re: Re:
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – 7 Objects in Another Infinite Space [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2007
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

1 缘 13:30
2 Break the Cars 9:36
3 甜井 2:31
4 思乡病 10:08
5 2005.1.26 4:59
6 驿站 6:10
7 No Dust At All 9:30
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – 7 Objects in Another Infinite Space
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Artist – Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ]
Album – IV [ * * * * * ] X 10
Release Date – 2008
Genre – Instrumental, Post-rock [ ONE OF MY FAVORITE BAND ]

Tracklist

1 污水塘 6:27
2 龙西 4:10
3 Rust Inside 8:34
4 06M 6:29
5 花满都 VS 川味子 7:45
6 抿嘴谣 7:41
7 To the Mars 11:30
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Wang Wen [ 惘闻 ] – IV
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Wang Wen
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