Noise Arcade's Michael Cupoli speaks to Loreli about experimental music in China and the value of cassette tapes.
Posted March 29, 2016
About Noise Arcade:
Noise Arcade is a solo, live electronic project that is based in Beijing. Over the past two years, Noise Arcade has toured China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, and The Netherlands. In addition to touring, Noise Arcade has released a series of albums for several different labels including Nasty Wizard Recordings, Metaphysical Circuits, and Metal Postcard. The album called 'Selective Memory' recorded for Huashan Records based in Shanghai was selected by Smart Shanghai as one of the best albums for 2014.
You can catch Michael's side project, Comp Collider at Temple on April 3rd and Noise Arcade at fRUITYSPACE on April 28th.
Loreli hosted our first-ever event for the Lit Fest -- and we recorded it just for you!
Posted March 23, 2016
Songwriters of Beijing was held at The Bookworm on March 16th, featuring:
Jordan Darling, Xuefeng Ji, Su Zixu, Nathan Borofka, Randy Abel; moderated by Daniel Lenk, with introduction by Kerryn Leitch
Beijing’s best songwriters discuss lyrics, licks, and taking it to the bridge. Featuring acoustic performances and a lively debate about collaboration, compulsion, and the vibrant and diverse Beijing music scene – plus what the future might hold after the loss of several live venues over the last few years. Featuring singer-songwriter Jordan Darling, Nathan Borofka, Randy Abel, Su Zixiu (苏紫旭) of The Paramecia (Su was a contestant on the TV show Sing My Song), and Xuefeng Ji of the psychedelic band The Peppercorns.
The Peppercorns talk to Loreli about incorporating weird instruments into their psychedelic sound and the importance of turning up the bass!
Posted March 16, 2016
About The Peppercorns:
迷幻，根源，实验，后朋？这是一个很 难用一种特定风格去定义的乐队。毋庸置疑的是来自六七十年代经典艺术摇滚的影响，在保有旋律性的同时进行一些新奇又古老的探索。复古的吉他段落与70年代 模拟合成器之音升起又坠落。轰鸣！激荡！有些情感难以理解却又暗潮汹涌炙热强烈，如同所有叹息困惑与不眠的夜。
The Peppercorns is a band that plays heavy psychedelic rock music rooted in a classic 70's style, drawing inspiration from prog and art rock. The band is guitar heavy with experimental synth however their songs still maintain a pop sensibility. Fronted by Edog Wonderlogg II with Xian the mighty child on lead guitar, Kangaroo Zhong on rhythm guitar, Brain on drums, and Yan Von3000 on bass. Get ready for helicopters, paratroopers, and atomic lizards.
Eric Ji of The Peppercorns will be joining Loreli's Songwriters of Beijing panel discussion on March 16th at The Bookworm as part of the Literary Festival.
Jump the Fence talk to Loreli about their unique songwriting process and combination of different elements to form their sound.
Posted March 8, 2016
About Jump the Fence:
With members from three continents, Jump the Fence brings together a range of influences to create an alternative indie sound that is unlike anything else in Beijing. Join Fred (China) on bass, Syl (France) on guitar, Lukas (UK) on drums, and Jody Wade (US) on synth and vocals for a catchy, energetic live music experience that will leave you buzzing for days to come. Come and Jump the Fence!
The Twenties talk to Loreli about their progression as a band and their plans to make their debut record.
Posted March 1, 2016
About The Twenties:
The Twenties is a very young rock band formed in Beijing in 2013, consisting of Findy Zhao (Vocals, guitar), Yiliang Wang (Lead Guitar), Shiwei Yu (Bass) and Xiao Jiang (Drums). Although self-described as a pop rock band, their music can hardly be categorised as simply pop rock as they have drawn on a number of sources to create their own unique sound. The band was awarded the Best New Band of year 2013 by CRI the Sound Stage only 6 months after it was formed and also opened for Mac Demarco’s China tour within the same year. In 2015, the band’s latest single Liquor Eyed received huge praise from various media across Asia. Currently, the band is recording their debut album. The Twenties performed at DDC on February 25th for the Free-V concert presented by Loreli and Borderless!
Douban site: http://site.douban.com/thetwenties