***NEW 2015 REPRESS OF KINK GONG's FIRST LP***
Kink Gong aka Laurent Jeanneau is a Field Recording artist based in Dali, China. He spends his time recording ethnic minority music, mostly in Southeast Asia and releasing the results on his own CDr label, Kink Gong Recordings as well as occasionally contributing to Sublime Frequencies compilations. He also composes electronic music that includes and transforms those recordings.
For Xinjiang, Laurent based his soundscape around the recordings he made on a 2009 trip to the frontier region of Northern China, Xinjiang. Spreading from Mongolia to Afghanistan, it is the biggest Chinese province. From various locally made recordings, including Kazakh Dongbra jams, Uyghur Dotar riffs and various regional radio interferences, Laurent constructed a melting pot of ethnic related weirdness packed with mind blowing virtuoso recordings.
Simple and beautiful, this music makes people fall into visionary reality.
A1. AT (horse)
A2. KHOSA (sheep)
B2. KIKZU ( Kazakh Hut )
''Beguiling, fragmented collages of exotic voices and instrumentation knitted together with filigree electro-acoustic processing. Always singular thanks to his precious, compelling palate of otherworldly source material.'' (Boomkat)
''Keep coming back to this stunning record. Turning out to be one of my favs of the year so far. A most enjoyable listening experience.'' Jeremy Bible (Experimedia)
Vinyl pressing to 300 copies
Mastered and cut at Dubplate @ Mastering by Rashad Becker.
All tracks were recorded on location in the ILI prefecture, Xinjiang province, China by Laurent Jeanneau