DENG BOYU / SHENG JIE

送魂使者 Soul Sender

(Inu Wan Wan) LP $22.00 (Out-of-stock)

COMING SOON. Two key figures in the Chinese underground avant-garde (Li Jianhong, Yan Jun, Torturing Nurse) recorded Soul Sender during the Qingming Festival, customarily a day to visit tombs and make offerings to the dead. Cello, RAT pedal, drums, and your pinna and eardrum make up the instrumentation. While the formants accessible in the timbral ranges of an instrument do not change, ways of performing a musical instrument always remain discoverable. Sheng (盛洁) and Deng (邓博宇) create a vibrational coalition circulating awareness of entries, exits, and unisons, finding a pulse heard spatially. That gives the chills. Just like the resonances known through bumps in curves on plots of frequency and amplitude that evidence the Higgs boson and other briefly existing subatomic particles concentrated by acceleration and detected through collision. Sheng and Deng access resonance particles.

JAMES KING / PETER O’DOHERTY

OXS

(Nyahh) CD $13.50

Cyber-tech texted phonemes, sibilants, velar nasal agmas, buzzing hiss-pops and fricative fun recorded in Derry, N. Ireland in June 2019 by the performance artist / sound poet — much of whose work is organic, spontaneous and site specific — and the composer / sound artist, whose work for and with human, performers, computers and (sound) objects often deals with memory, time, language and the relationship between text, code and gesture. The ten tracks on OXS are from “20 Performance Texts (2019),” O’Doherty’s collection of computer-generated pseudorandom texts.

PUPPET WIPES

The Stones Are Watching And They Can Be A Handful

(Siltbreeze) LP $16.00 (Out-of-stock)

COMING SOON. Audio levitation by Arielle McCuaig (Hairnet, Janitor Scum, Vacuum Rebuilders) and Kayla MacNeill (Singing Lawn Chair, Vacuum Rebuilders) who conjure up their extraordinary odds bodkins out of Calgary, Alberta. This fetching melange of art-damaged hoopla sounds like it might’ve taken a spin around the Amos & Sara / It’s War Boys universe and is further realized than on their debut cassette, It’s Called Punk, Are You Stupid? Includes 11 x 17 insert. Edition of 250