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Kink Gong - Forbidden China
Kink Gong
Forbidden China
Tape | 2022 | EU | Original (Sucata Tapes)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie, Electronic / Dance
Preorder shipping from 02.09.2022
Ltd 100 copies All instruments recorded and played by Kink Gong in Berlin, 2020 / 2021 Art collage by Kink Gong 2008, Acupuncture + Head of the iron girl

A pre-lock down project by Laurent Kink Gong Jeanneau, given a new impetus whist home bound in 2020/21. Starting with a detuned Santur (Persian dulcimer) and then expanding the concept and playing techniques to various detuned acoustic guitars, first by raising 2 or 3 strings above the neck whilst hitting them with chinese chopsticks.

With the worldwide lock down of 2020 Laurent took this tecnique to its logical conclusion, by banging everything percussive with strings and exploring the various resonant boxes inherent to this type of instruments, real or not.

A list of forbidden spoken Chinese words were added later on, coinciding with a time when China isolated itself and control of the masses became an international issue.

Those compositions do not use the typical repertoire of south-east asian minority music Kink Gong is known for, instead they start from a completely acoustic home made source and involve minor electronic treatments. Perhaps a new sound where Kink Gong remixes itself, its own home recordings to further add to the already prolific and zigzagging Kink Gong catalogue.
Kink Gong - Zomianscape I & II
Kink Gong - Zomia Volume 1
Kink Gong
Zomia Volume 1
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Discrepant)
17,99 €* 19,99 € -10%
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Kink Gong is back with his unique take and re-interpretation of the music he’s been recording and documenting for years in the South East Asian highlands. Zomia Vol.1 takes the conceptual idea of Zomia, proposed by James C Scott in The Art of Not Being Governed, an Anarchist History of Upland South East Asia, to construct its very own mythological soundscape inspired by a semi-utopic region where state rules don’t apply. Zomia might be (almost) gone but Kink Gong is keen keep its spirit alive by releasing a series of albums celebrating the region’s quasi mythological features.
Kink Gong - Dian Long
Kink Gong - Xinjiang
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