I had no idea what to expect from Ying Shui Di Jiang. The supergroup formed by Buddhist faith raised Nanjing artist Zhao Yuan and featuring ten members (including a bassist from Japan) – is less a band than a massive sound project that just happens to get together once in a blue moon. In fact, this was their second ever live performance. But my goodness – what sweet music they make. Combining elements of Buddhism, folk music, improvisation, turntable hip hop, electronica, and ever slivers of doom metal, it’s an invigorating gathering of sounds that should never of have worked. Yet rising forth from the massive band, which included also Shi Jianbo on acoustic guitar, Shigeta on bass, Li Jun on guitar, Guo Dawei on percusiion, DJ Evilbee on the turntables, and Wang Lu (of L+R) on synthesizers and other electronic gadgetry, it couldn’t sound more natural. An exceptional meeting of minds, skills, and ideas – under the same roof – creating transcendent music. The unexpected indeed.
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本次 Live Beijing Music 打算以一组火热纷呈的演出阵容提前为大家启动中央空调热身，让大家能在舞池中摇曳扭动、放松身心。这将是一个曲风迥异的夜晚，你会体验到对未知的新奇探索、迷乱之中的小趣味和摇滚新姿态。 Live Beijing Music is looking to turn on central heating early this season with a scorcher of a lineup featuring a trio of acts that’ll have you swaying and shaking […]