We have got a nice letter with a download link from China. Chachy ask for a review about his bands’ new split LP. The record is named Full Circle. I have been listened it repeatedly, but can’t get bore. The American Libyan Hit Squad is on the A side. It’s a very good punk band a la NoMeansNo, and because of the voice of the singer is similar to Jello Biafra’s voice, their music come into my mind the common album of NoMeansNo and Biafra. The album title track featuring Greg Ginn (Black Flag):
The LHS is now defunct because Chachy, the sole continuous member moved to Shanghai (maybe to open a tex-mex bar there) and formed the Round Eye with some expat members. This phrase used by Asians to describe the white men. They play be-bop influenced hard rock and roll with alt and baritone saxophones. Their music sometimes almost power pop, but this is not disturbing. It’s a really great album by Genjing Records/ Ripping Records
A Butthole Surfers like track and video:
Tele vagyok, mint a pap gecivel.
The Canadian Nikki Nevver has been making music under Terror Bird moniker for about nine years ago. In the beginning she was alone, but after three years a live band formed around her. In the first line up were a band mate from the synthpunk Modern Creatures (where she played bass) and the drummer of the punk Nu Sensae (Point of interest: he is the drummer and one song co-writer on the Hairdresser Blues album by Hunx And His Punx in 2012.) All the same Terror Bird is a new wave synth pop project, because Nikki Nevver has influenced by minimal wave, dark wave, and 80’s goth, for example: New Order, Depeche Mode, Alphaville, OMD, Human League, Ultravox, Gary Numan etc. The actual line up: NN – electronic drums and vocal, Liane – cello, Jen – synth.
The 3rd TB LP is out now by Nightschool Records.
Terror Bird is on Euro Tour. You can find the dates here.
The band will be performing their forthcoming new album ‘…Like Clockwork’ in full in Los Angeles at 8 pm on 23 May (PT). The concert will be streaming here at 5 am on 24 May (CET). Like Clockwork promo video:
Vanishing Winter is the Dear Eloise‘s fourth 7” on Genjing Records (and seventh release overall), is a departure from the playful shoegaze-influenced pop purity of their earlier work, tacking down a darker path:
Li Daiguo, the acclaimed boundary-pushing musical polymath known as much for his complex compositions performed on a wide spectrum of traditional instruments as his often-bewildering live performances that have seen the American-born Chinese cavort with gypsies, tramps and other self-described lunatics alongside some of the country’s most respected avant-garde and experimental musicians. His latest effort, the seven-inch vinyl release Music for Advertisements, sees Li presenting a series of sonic advertisements for seven locations that the 32-year-old appreciated during his six years in Chengdu. “I practice a lot of different styles of music, including shona music, classical Indian, Chinese and Western classical music plus different types of Chinese opera and the like. (…) The Music For Advertisement 7″ is about emotions that I observed and had that were associated in my mind with things going on in Chengdu when I lived there—not necessarily big things or events, but just little things that you might notice and have a feeling about. (…) And how long you sit there and watch, listen and what the day is like will obviously affect the mood—like hoards of rickshaws and cars and bicycles like massive schools of fish through the smog or the dark dampness of a TB hospital where people are full of a variety of emotions while waiting in line outside under the perpetually-grey skies of Chengdu to test their blood or do X-rays and not cough blood everywhere.”
The Dyne “We got together in Beijing in Spring 2012. It’s me on guitar and bass and another guy, Bai Tianke, on drums and percussion. I was in the original lineup of Beijing indie folk outfit Fragmentary Portrait from 2003-05 and a member of Rubber Phonographic Needle until 2010. Bai Tianke was the original drummer for Careless.” Minimal surf rock:
All are by Genjing Records, Beijing
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