Cheng Daoyuan -
Digital / Cassette Release Out Now
/via Future Proof : 面向異日
Label : Future Proof : 面向異日
Format : Cassette / Digital
Cat.No : FPRS 008
Release Date : 29 December 2019 (Digital)
29 January 2020 (Cassette)
All Tracks by Cheng Daoyuan
Track 8 : with Mong Tong
Mixing & Mastering / Hom Yu
Cover Artwork / Cheng Daoyuan
Photography / Danist Wen
Installation Assistance / Danist Wen, Jazmin Pan
旣 Apeiron (FPRS008), by Taiwanese artist Cheng Daoyuan should only be purchased with currency issued by the Bank of Hell.
Its waves of distortion crash into, and over one another; buried tones are barely visible in a dark sea of fuzz and decay, occasionally drifting towards the surface to groan.
The conflict is between fried digital clouds and stable notes and rare chords. Sometimes, when a bass note or overdriven drum detonates,
it temporarily overshadows other sounds, before they swirl back to the forefront.
你只能透過地獄銀行發行的貨幣來購買這張，來自臺灣藝術家鄭道元的首張專輯 - ”旣 Apeiron”(FPRS008)。
At times the sheer amount of distortion impells one to label these sounds as “dark ambient.”
The second track, “虛見 Hollow in Emptiness,” opens with a repeating note like a blown horn, behind which the other competing noises struggle for attention,
perhaps reminiscent of the cultish ritual recordings of Lustmord. In other areas, the distorted bass drums suggest the gabber techno scene, without the frenetic pace.
第二首曲目”虛見 Hollow in Emptiness”，以類似號角聲的重複音符開場，背景則有令人注意的噪音彼此碰撞，使人聯想到如Lustmord的邪典儀式。
There are also field recordings here.
They open up the background, combining the paranoid digital tones with false reassurances of open spaces and natural tones.
Haunted voices, cryptic announcements from tannoys and even bird sounds appear on the track “落芽 Lamella Cries,” before being overwhelmed by sludgy toneclouds,
and finally a pattern of telegraph taps that fades over into the next track.
結合瘋狂的數位曲調和謬亂的空間、自然聲響。幽魂般繚繞的人聲、神祕單調的宣告聲，甚至鳥鳴聲都出現在曲目”落芽 Lamella Cries”中，
旣 Apeiron is structured into three chapters, each of which have their own independent themes and changes.
Track eight, “幽示 Divulging,” is a collaboration between Daoyuan and the Taiwanese conspiracy psychedelic trio, Mong Tong.
The album also includes remixes that feature interpretations by peers - Wa?ste, Yearning Kru and Yun Hao.
第八首”幽示 Divulging”是道元與臺灣陰謀論迷幻三人組，Mong Tong的合作。
此張專輯更包含夥伴們 - Wa?ste, Yearning Kru, Yun Hao，不同詮釋的混音作品。
Contrasts are what Cheng Daoyuan presents.
Throughout this numinous volume, impossible sounds are brought together, like the artificial bleeps meeting somber piano tones on “離界 Eidolon.”
These unlikely partners are forced together to compete in an arena of noise – summoned, perhaps, like minor demons.
Here sounds burn, like hellish bank notes - consumed by flames and sent to another, darker realm.
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