Dragged my ass over to Today Art Museum in Shuangjing this past Sunday to enjoy some ‘audiovisual’ mayhem courtesy of Bwave – continuing to release music and organizes events around some of the scene’s more mischievous characters – genres including hardware noise, ambient, minimalism, instrumental music, sound art, and improvisational music. The perfect way to obliterate a hangover (or kickstart your weekend all over again). Managed to catch sets from Hangzhou based sound artist, electronic musician and computer programmer Wang Changcun aka AYRTBH– one of the scene’s most important and overlooked artists as well as Zafka (Zhang Anding), another veteran prominent member of the underground experimental and electronic scene in Beijing and who I’ve been dying to check in the flesh after his two stellar releases with playreclabel in Shanghai this year. Mao Wengweng and Hong Qile were also on hand keeping the mesmerizing, acid-laced visuals engrained in audiences’ eyes. One of the best VJ set-ups I’ve managed to catch all year. Let’s hope Bwave bring some more of their cutting-edge sound and art design to spaces soon enough.
Young & Dumb 甜又丧 – 如果你不在我身边 (Xi’an/Self-Released) Tricks 花招 – 万有引力号 (Hangzhou/StreetVoice) Zafka – Night Bees (Beijing/playreclabel) Howie Lee x Fishdoll 渔 – 慢化无 (Beijing/Self-Released) New Pants 新裤子 – You Have Forgotten How Beautiful you Are 你都忘了你有多美 (Beijing/Modern Sky) Stranded […]
The newest earworms out of China! Re-TROS 重塑雕像的权利 – PIGS IN THE RIVER (ModernSky/Beijing) iimmune – SHENG (prajnasonic/Beijing) der Berliner Nebel 柏林的雾 – Golden Age (self-released/Ningbo) Planet & Tree 星球撞树 – Angel & Devil 天使与魔鬼 (Raventech/Beijing) Hong Qile 洪启乐 – 08 […]