Posts Tagged: Chinabot

V/A ~ Tetra Hysteria Manifesto

Happy 4th anniversary to the Chinabot label, who celebrates with this collection of creative sounds from Asian artists across the board.  We’ve been enjoying the work of the label since its inception, with notable attention to Sabiwa and Neo Geodesia.

V/A ~ Tetra Hysteria Manifesto

Happy 4th anniversary to the Chinabot label, who celebrates with this collection of creative sounds from Asian artists across the board.  We’ve been enjoying the work of the label since its inception, with notable attention to Sabiwa and Neo Geodesia.

Neo Geodesia ~ 2562 Neon Flames

Saphy Vong (Neo Geodesia) describes 2562 Neon Flames as “compositional schizophrenia or absurd fusion,” but the album is much more than that.  As advertised, these sounds are fractured, dislodged, haphazardly stapled and sonically all over the map.  This produces a disorienting

Neo Geodesia ~ 2562 Neon Flames

Saphy Vong (Neo Geodesia) describes 2562 Neon Flames as “compositional schizophrenia or absurd fusion,” but the album is much more than that.  As advertised, these sounds are fractured, dislodged, haphazardly stapled and sonically all over the map.  This produces a disorienting

Laughing Ears ~ Metamorphosis 形变

Instability, incompleteness, a certain kind of relativity. These are the sources of Laughing Ears’ Metamorphosis, which avoids totalizing effects and holistic conceptions of style in order to present listeners with an ever-shifting music that sounds like dance but is more

Laughing Ears ~ Metamorphosis 形变

Instability, incompleteness, a certain kind of relativity. These are the sources of Laughing Ears’ Metamorphosis, which avoids totalizing effects and holistic conceptions of style in order to present listeners with an ever-shifting music that sounds like dance but is more

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Electronic

There’s some wild stuff going on in our Electronic section this year.  This year’s list includes a nocturnal symphony, an environmental plea, an ode to changing seasons, a mangled club set and a nearly unclassifiable band.  Many of these selections

ACL 2019 ~ Top Ten Electronic

There’s some wild stuff going on in our Electronic section this year.  This year’s list includes a nocturnal symphony, an environmental plea, an ode to changing seasons, a mangled club set and a nearly unclassifiable band.  Many of these selections

Sabiwa ~ DaBa

On some level, we wish for albums to converge on a unifying theme, idea, or mood. Not all albums should be “concept albums”. But when it comes to evaluating and appreciating, most listeners instinctively ask if the tracks hang together

Sabiwa ~ DaBa

On some level, we wish for albums to converge on a unifying theme, idea, or mood. Not all albums should be “concept albums”. But when it comes to evaluating and appreciating, most listeners instinctively ask if the tracks hang together

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Electronic

Half of this year’s picks are from female artists, who represent a growing strength in the industry.  In 2018, we also saw a huge increase in the amount of ethnic-based, personal releases, with deep drums and deeper stories.  This year’s

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Electronic

Half of this year’s picks are from female artists, who represent a growing strength in the industry.  In 2018, we also saw a huge increase in the amount of ethnic-based, personal releases, with deep drums and deeper stories.  This year’s

Lafidki ~ Derichan / Sabiwa ~ 輪迴

A pair of new tapes from London’s Chinabot collective highlight the ethnicity of its artists while exploring new sonic territories.  Lafidki‘s Derichan (Bestial) embeds field recordings in abrasive textures, while Sabiwa‘s 輪迴 (Reincarnation) blends vocal acrobatics with harsh beats. Lafidki (Saphy Vong) has never

Lafidki ~ Derichan / Sabiwa ~ 輪迴

A pair of new tapes from London’s Chinabot collective highlight the ethnicity of its artists while exploring new sonic territories.  Lafidki‘s Derichan (Bestial) embeds field recordings in abrasive textures, while Sabiwa‘s 輪迴 (Reincarnation) blends vocal acrobatics with harsh beats. Lafidki (Saphy Vong) has never