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June 26, 2016

Far Out Distant Sounds!   Chui Wan : White Nights (CN,2012)****

When you didn’t hear from something that it would exist yet, that does not mean that it doesn’t. Chui Wan are the first psychedelic band from China that I have heard of, and apparently they are even ve...

June 26, 2016

private   Lindi : The Gossypium Era (CN,rec.2005,mix.2008,pub.2011)****’

I loved the package of this book/CD so I did make an order of it. It had to go over the US, so the customs charged me again 23 euros for this product packed in a huge box with nothing else in...

June 26, 2016

Ent-T   Wu Na : Deform from Within (CN,2012)****'

The instrument played on this album is the gu-qin (or guqin) is an ancient seven-stringed zither, which recalls the basics elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth. 

The player, composer and improviser Wu Na started...

June 26, 2016

Riverboat Rec./World Music  Shanren : Left Foot Dance of the Yi (CN,2013)***°

-and other Chinese folk-rock anthems-

It is difficult to find music from China that is not entirely folk or mainstream but that shows something more creative. First of all there’s a langua...

June 25, 2016

Ubiguity Rec.    Bei Bei He & Shawn Lee : Into The Wind(US,2009)***

Packed as Asian fusion this is in fact more of a good hanging together tasty groove record, where the old koto/zither like guzheng is like being sold out to an easier lounge offering. The...

June 25, 2016

DMR    Appalasia : Pu An (US/HK,2010)****'

Appalasia is a trio that spontaneously by experiment and experience found a common ground between Chinese and Appalachian music. The trio consists of an erhu- or traditional Chinese violin player- a self-taught d...

June 25, 2016

Ozella Music     Shan Qi : Energy of the mountains (CN/I/N,2009)****

Some musicians from Italy, Norway and China found each other in this live music project. The significance of their name Shan Qi, which means mountain energy, is their common inspiration....