A delirious cocktail of ambient music, drones, world music, rustic guitar chords, and sultry pop rubbing shoulders with psychedelic visuals, digital face paint, live drawing, eye-popping cartoons, skewed VJ work, and real time portraits – everyone’s getting in on the musician/artist team-ups and I can’t complain. Soi Baochao, one of the city’s most underrated dives, jumped down the rabbit hole courtesy of Nathan Borofka and Beijing Underground last weekend and good times were indeed had. Music came from an assortment of offbeat characters including ambient world-builder Solent, pedal cat lady Noise Arcade, and world music group Mountain Mausoleum, sweeping pop singer Ophélie, and psych guitar smith Li Er Yang, who were joined by Shui, Chandoso, Spirit, Christo, and more.
Before we get the ball rolling on my year-end list, let’s get some new releases out of the way, including the latest We Are Shanghai compilation album, the newest from Chengduan folk metal group The […]
Spring fever is on a rampage – a sadistic take no prisoners rampage. So while I’m stuck in bed, metaphorically speaking, let’s take a look at what new releases are giving me comfort or in […]
Went to space out with the Nasty Wizard crew during the October holiday (technically the first day back to work for most) at fRUITYSPACE – a low-key audial treat that was the perfect way to […]