Last week in Shanghai – Subtropical Asia held a special screening of ‘Journey: Improvised – Damo Suzuki’s China Tour And Beyond’ – a short documentary that follows the adventures and musings of the legendary Damo Suzuki, former singer of krautrock band Can, on his first ever China tour – in Shanghai and Wuhan. Accompanying the screenings at Yuyintang Park and VOX Livehouse were an array of performances and acts. On the Shanghai front, in Yuyintang Park, audiences were treated to a strange and mesmerizing performance from Silence Wave – an ensemble dedicated to the creation and intersection of sound and drama. Part interpretive dance, part ceremonial ritual, and infused with an avant-garde psychedelic gloss that would make Damo Suzuki proud, the band left audiences stunned and mesmerized, keeping their ears enticed whilst the unpredictable nature of their performance kept everyone on their toes. Afterward, two of the experimental and noise scene’s most mischievous characters – Dee and Hei Mu – took turns blending into surreal soundscapes full of psychedelic allure inflicted with twisted noise elements, post-punk magnetism, and industrial minimalism, creating a dangerously sexy atmosphere tinted with just the right amount of menace. Captivating stuff indeed.
DDC and Nasty Wizard Recordings are proud to present to you a night of wonderfully left field sounds and ideas. In celebration of the split tape between Beijing’s Liquid Palace and Singapore’s (((connection_error))) audiences can […]
Electronic music in all its variations, folk metal goes acoustic, metal the material itself gets it harsh due, and one of the country’s most beloved post rock outfit go live. Soft and loud, ambient to […]
Nasty Wizard Recordings were in for the long haul last Saturday with an epic, never ending lineup of electronic wizardry, hosting some of the scene’s most inspired, most offbeat, and more often than not intriguing […]