http://popplers5.bandcamp.com/download/track?enc=mp3-128&fsig=3d81b43bfed39f0b7ac161893cadd57e&id=2172645970&nl=1&stream=1&ts=1470171370.0?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/notracklist=true/transparent=true/track=2172645970/

Listen to: and paint our pupils with the ashes by tfvsjs

The new tfvsjs album 在 zoi came out 2 weeks ago, and you can hear 3 of the 10 songs at bandcamp, also available to purchase.  Mighty math rock from Hong Kong!   =D

The band are gonna cover a lot of miles on this tour, beginning with Summer Sonic in Tokyo on August 20th:

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They play Taiwan Taipei The Wall 8/27淺堤 shallow levée have been invited to open – drummer Tu Chia-Chin 涂嘉欽 must be busy then with Elephant Gym, as they announce that 黃堂軒 Sam Huang from Gigantic Roar will be filling in.

chinese-lyrics:

FLUX – 來自 1960 From 1960

你說想回去 你心目中的嬉皮
就能夠遇見 你仰望的自己 You say you want to go back, to when the hippy in you can meet the person you aspired to be
to somewhere 你回到的1960 to somewhere 是否一樣熟悉 to somewhere, you go back to 1960, to somewhere, is it as familiar?

也許
有一天我們會再見 認不出來你會是誰 perhaps one day we’ll meet again, won’t recognize who you are
想要說的也忘記了 能不能約在下次見面 forgot the things we wanted to say, would we be able to meet again
有一天我能回想起 原來的你是什麼模樣
我知道你不回來 one day I’ll remember, how you used to look, and how you’ll never come back
剩下的告別我會明白 What’s left is just goodbye

你說你不習慣 這種電子的音樂
想要回去聽 真實演奏的聲音 You say you’re not used to, this kind of EDM, you want to go back to listening, to real “live” music
to somewhere 你回到的1960
to somewhere 是否一樣熟悉 to somewhere, you go back to 1960, to somewhere, is it as familiar?

也許
有一天我們會再見 認不出來你會是誰 perhaps one day we’ll meet again, won’t recognize who you are
想要說的也忘記了 能不能約在下次見面 forgot the things we wanted to say, would we be able to meet again
有一天我能回想起 原來的你是什麼模樣
我知道你不回來 one day I’ll remember, how you used to look, and how you’ll never come back
剩下的告別我會明白 What’s left is just goodbye

其實我也想要跟你 Actually I want to go together with you
回到你的一九六〇 Back to your 1960
其實我也想要跟你 Actually I want to go together with you
回到你的一九六〇 Back to your 1960

FLUX

@chinese-lyrics has been busy lately – 4 new translations, including a really cool song from Yoga Lin.  =D

http://popplers5.bandcamp.com/download/track?enc=mp3-128&fsig=2235de29d8907e061bc82375782b1f9f&id=3091482668&nl=1&stream=1&ts=1469588714.0?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/notracklist=true/transparent=true/track=3091482668/

Listen/purchase: My Wish Is Your Command Feat. Weish by Odradek & Sphaeras Feat. Weish

A mathrock-prog-metal summit on the joint release Sun Seeker by Brazil’s Odradek and Sphaeras from Singapore.    My Wish Is Your Command is a “Collaborations track featuring Fabiano & Caio of Odradek, Axel of Sphaeras and Weish of .Gif / Sub:Shaman.”

The entire album is quite insane, a must-listen for fans of math rock!  If I’m reading the credits correctly, Odradek have 3 songs (3 with vocals, one of which is in Engish), Sphaeras have 2 songs plus a collaboration with the Singapore band Two Seas.  The title track and My Wish Is Your Command feature Fabiano & Caio of Odradek and (bassist) Axel of Sphaeras.    

Weish is absolutely perfect for this crazy, haunting material. “one of the most insane collaborations i’ve ever done… recording vocals on a track that (literally) summoned the supernatural. still makes my hair stand listening to it…

The album comes out Monday, listen/purchase at bandcamp.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/274737610/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

(Linying)

Just read that Linying is going to be at Summer Sonic in Tokyo next month, you can read a short interview with her over at BandwagonSG.

Her ep (Paris 12) is coming out in September.  The song Alpine may be one we have posted before, but I think it was taken down at some point.  – Anyway, it’s back up today, so take advantage and hear this glorious ethereal music while you can!   =D

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p.s. Linying has a few things on her tumblr, including lyrics for Alpine and a couple of other songs.

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/268160776/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

(M A N D A R K)

Ambient track from Mandark Ravel.  I stumbled upon her earlier this year through some connections to other TW musicians. She’s composed some jazz tunes as well, played by 顧上揚 Shang-Yang Gu-piano, 劉育嘉 Jack Liu-bass, 陳信介 Jimmy Chen-drums:

She’s also a member of I Mean Us, a quintet that formed at the end of 2015.  They do shoegaze-noisy dreampop style, with male & female vocals. Check out one of their demos:

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/268160776/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

(M A N D A R K)

Ambient track from Mandark Ravel.  I stumbled upon her earlier this year through some connections to other TW musicians. She’s composed some jazz tunes as well, played by 顧上揚 Shang-Yang Gu-piano, 劉育嘉 Jack Liu-bass, 陳信介 Jimmy Chen-drums:

She’s also a member of I Mean Us, a quintet that formed at the end of 2015.  They do shoegaze-noisy dreampop style, with male & female vocals. Check out one of their demos:

http://popplers5.bandcamp.com/download/track?enc=mp3-128&fsig=bc29bbdd7dea95a474cef8432e30e2d9&id=1088950479&nl=1&stream=1&ts=1469944526.0?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/notracklist=true/transparent=true/track=1088950479/

Listen to: Causal by Forests

Forests 森林 are touring America!

7/26 Los Angeles
[ Forests (Taiwan), Andorkappen, J. De Sosa: Fugitive Medium III ]

7/28 San Francisco, The Public Works SF (LOFT)
[ Surface Tension Loft Series: Forests 森林 (Live) + Dhra ]

7/31 Brooklyn, ALPHAVILLE.
[ Antibodies, Forests, Thurn & Taxis at Alphaville. ]

8/01 Brooklyn, Trans-Pecos
[ Event page to come ]

http://popplers5.bandcamp.com/download/track?enc=mp3-128&fsig=184a06675ea4adfcb2c8a9372811ce1a&id=1088950479&nl=1&stream=1&ts=1469155221.0?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/notracklist=true/transparent=true/track=1088950479/

Listen to: Causal by Forests

Forests 森林 are touring America!

7/26 Los Angeles
[ Forests (Taiwan), Andorkappen, J. De Sosa: Fugitive Medium III ]

7/28 San Francisco, The Public Works SF (LOFT)
[ Surface Tension Loft Series: Forests 森林 (Live) + Dhra ]

7/31 Brooklyn, ALPHAVILLE.
[ Antibodies, Forests, Thurn & Taxis at Alphaville. ]

8/01 Brooklyn, Trans-Pecos
[ Event page to come ]

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/272236027/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

(Four Pens)

Four Pens 四枝筆樂團 posted a bunch of songs to their SoundCloud recently, there are full releases there now (or close to it).  Anyway, sweet folk music for your stress-free enjoyment!   =D

Bibo Kang 康秉豐 is busy with Door Cat Records, Candace Hsu is with The Tic Tac, and 吳映咨 咨咨 Sunny is still in Japan, as far as I know.

They have a new single coming sometime this summer, and the EPs are available at iNDIEVOX for HD digital purchase.   (it is possible the SoundCloud tracks might be only there for a short time, just so you know)

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/272236027/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

(Four Pens)

Four Pens 四枝筆樂團 posted a bunch of songs to their SoundCloud recently, there are full releases there now (or close to it).  Anyway, sweet folk music for your stress-free enjoyment!   =D

Bibo Kang 康秉豐 is busy with Door Cat Records, Candace Hsu is with The Tic Tac, and 吳映咨 咨咨 Sunny is still in Japan, as far as I know.

They have a new single coming sometime this summer, and the EPs are available at iNDIEVOX for HD digital purchase.   (it is possible the SoundCloud tracks might be only there for a short time, just so you know)

新单 | 《马 horse》跟鸭打鹅一起抖腿

niubibeijing:

so many animals. 

Duck Fight Goose FINALLY out with a new single after like, 4 years??
anyways here it is,

apologies if you can’t access this easily outside of china, i can’t tell wtf is going on anymore with vpn etc.

WOW, I love that cover art!  =D    You can hear douban outside of China – I just listened to the track. It appears to be the same as the version posted to SoundCloud last month.   If you missed it, definitely check it out, it’s outstanding!   

Duck Fight Goose facebook.

I should add that I couldn’t get the song to play at the weixin link up top, but both douban and SC are fine.

新单 | 《马 horse》跟鸭打鹅一起抖腿

新单 | 《马 horse》跟鸭打鹅一起抖腿

niubibeijing:

so many animals. 

Duck Fight Goose FINALLY out with a new single after like, 4 years??
anyways here it is,

apologies if you can’t access this easily outside of china, i can’t tell wtf is going on anymore with vpn etc.

WOW, I love that cover art!  =D    You can hear douban outside of China – I just listened to the track. It appears to be the same as the version posted to SoundCloud last month.   If you missed it, definitely check it out, it’s outstanding!   

Duck Fight Goose facebook.

I should add that I couldn’t get the song to play at the weixin link up top, but both douban and SC are fine.

新单 | 《马 horse》跟鸭打鹅一起抖腿

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/264042064/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

jingweir:

(JADECRAFT)

From the album Strangers to Shanghai_海上的一位 by hip-hop artists J-Fever 小老虎, Tang Ren Ti 唐人踢, and ChaCha

“Jadecraft is a record label and cultural incubator, we aim to bring you the tastiest, most delectable sound from creative music makers across a variety of genres.”

Over at the JADECRAFT SC, there is more chill-tronic music, including releases by LinFeng

Here’s one posted to YT:

https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/264042064/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

jingweir:

(JADECRAFT)

From the album Strangers to Shanghai_海上的一位 by hip-hop artists J-Fever 小老虎, Tang Ren Ti 唐人踢, and ChaCha

“Jadecraft is a record label and cultural incubator, we aim to bring you the tastiest, most delectable sound from creative music makers across a variety of genres.”

Over at the JADECRAFT SC, there is more chill-tronic music, including releases by LinFeng

Here’s one posted to YT:

http://popplers5.bandcamp.com/download/track?enc=mp3-128&fsig=64453754b2ce2a4661a3e8cbbd6269d3&id=3871280389&nl=1&stream=1&ts=1466457303.0?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/notracklist=true/transparent=true/track=3871280389/

Listen/purchase: Hope Land by Karmen

As part of the 有種的漂亮 The Beauty of WE HOCC x POHO Community event, 張菀桐 Karmen Cheung and 徐嘉浩 Kevin Kaho Tsui did some busking at teakha 茶。家.  (this was at 1 pm, Denise Ho played at 3rd Space tea house at around 3:30) 

So, through some photos and mention on the HOCC fb, that’s how I stumbled upon Karmen.  I highly recommend you check out her 3-song Hope Land (2013) ep at bandcamp, well worth the $6.50 I just paid!  =D

Here is Karmen with Soni Cheng (GDJYB) at a Listening Party for the release:

4 more clips from this show at Karmen MusicHK.  Not sure about Soni’s activity at that time, mid-2013, this might be from before GDJYB started? GDJYB formed in August 2012.

http://popplers5.bandcamp.com/download/track?enc=mp3-128&fsig=98a005f3743d74158b4b78b95080cd12&id=3871280389&nl=1&stream=1&ts=1469764018.0?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio
http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/notracklist=true/transparent=true/track=3871280389/

Listen/purchase: Hope Land by Karmen

As part of the 有種的漂亮 The Beauty of WE HOCC x POHO Community event, 張菀桐 Karmen Cheung and 徐嘉浩 Kevin Kaho Tsui did some busking at teakha 茶。家.  (this was at 1 pm, Denise Ho played at 3rd Space tea house at around 3:30) 

So, through some photos and mention on the HOCC fb, that’s how I stumbled upon Karmen.  I highly recommend you check out her 3-song Hope Land (2013) ep at bandcamp, well worth the $6.50 I just paid!  =D

Here is Karmen with Soni Cheng (GDJYB) at a Listening Party for the release:

4 more clips from this show at Karmen MusicHK.  Not sure about Soni’s activity at that time, mid-2013, this might be from before GDJYB started? GDJYB formed in August 2012.