Friday, October 28

Vital Weekly Review

Vital Weekly
Labelboss Goh Lee Kwang is also very active as a composer of his own music and on his 'Back2Bed' he adds something to the music that we don't see a lot these days and that is humour. The cover is in simple cartoon style, including text balloon's and the instruments are 'guitars, electronics, etc.'. The best are the three pieces that come next and which make up some fifty-five minutes of music. In 'No Beat' we have indeed no beats, but some fine chaotic electronic sound, of loops swirling in out of the mix, both continuously bouncing around, as well one-off affairs thrown in. 'The Rolling Stoner' (see? humour!) is more about field recordings being electronically processed, but there might be some kind of guitar pushed around in the background, and slowly grows into a bigger beast of improvised sounds on the guitar and percussion, but it seems to me that electronics play an important role here. In it's seventeen minutes it is fiercely leaping around and has a very free and spacious feeling. The final piece is 'Tanah Air - My Land' and is very sparse, with a clicking/scratching sound and field recordings of thunder. In all of these three pieces Goh Lee Kwang shows he's capable of playing around with a limited amount of sounds for a longer amount of time and keeping it all interesting, moving them around in changing configurations.
- Frans De Waard -

Tuesday, October 11

Goh Lee Kwang 【Back2Bed - 不安于室】

Goh Lee Kwang 【Back2Bed - 不安于室】
Herbal Concrete Disc 1604

1.FOUR - 四 05:51
2.Italiano Calvino Invisible Cities - 卡爾維諾 看不見的城市 08:25
3.No Beat - 節拍無 19:30
4.The Rolling Stoner - 頑石點頭 16:58
5.Tanah Air - My Land - 土生土長 15:58

Goh Lee Kwang: guitars, electronic, etc.

Recorded at various locations (art space, open air park, bedrooms).
Composed, mixed and mastered at Studio Up The Hill and Studio Down The Hill.
November 2012 - December 2015.

Illustration: Chin Yew, Artist Crisis (on going)

Audio CD, 6 panels digipak
60 minutes+
Release date: November 2016
12 Euros + shipping order

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Also by Goh Lee Kwang 
2015 Pukul Berapa? (with Julien Ottavi)
2014 FINDARS (with Tim Blechmann)
2013 逆耳New Ear
2011 反之亦然 _, and Vice Versa
2011 The Lost Testimony of Rashomon
2009 推敲琢磨Hands
2008 Draw Sound (Drawing book with 3"CD)
2007 Good Vibrations
2005 Punk Guitar... with bonus track!!
2005 DRONE (with Tim Blechmann)
2004 Internal Pleasures
2002 神經中樞Nerve Center