Prolific noise enthusiast, Dee, who’s been busy as ever this year, hosted some of Shanghai’s most rambunctious characters in the art, noise, and experimental scene at fRUITYSPACE – a hodgepodge of wild, unhinged, off the cusp ‘sounds’. After going through the motions of catching Beijing bands work the stages across Gulou, many quite frankly, going through the motions themselves, it was a breathe of fresh air to be at a noise show, where nothing is taken for granted, boundaries are tested, and the predictable gets it silly ass slapped. From the contact mic swallowing act of Ganzfield Lab (aka Da Xiao), to the psychedelic madcap meltdown of drummer A Xiang, singer Rin, Gael on synths, and Acid on guitar (who later gave an apt low key drone-filled guitar performance), further electronic (and contact mic) tomfoolery from Zhu Songjie, and finally a very showman performance from the mad magician himself, Dee, who went about finding ways to take revenge on an apple, both physically and musically. Nothing like a little bit of noise to get those juices flowing again.
Playing a little catch up with vids here, so been donning photographer mode more often in the past couple weeks – my first assignment – checking out the latest issue release from the good folks […]
After a weekend pounding I found dragging my noncompliant body across Gulou to fRUITYSPACE to drone out to some of the electronic trickery the basement hangout had assembled for the evening. And really, there’s no […]
Epic post rock soundscape by way of guqin, drone music to lose yourself to, black metal to bring on the apocalypse, and experimental improv sessions with one of Beijing’s most mischievous characters, here’s the latest […]