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Pak Yan Lau // Bakunawa LP

Pak Yan Lau // Bakunawa LP

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Belgian experimental labelCortizonaHas arrived in Japan for the first time in Japan with the latest release released in May 2021.

This work is the latest record of Belgian experimental writer Pak Yan Lau, who has been published by silent water in the past.Minimalism work by gong.Includes insert and DL code.

More hands. More possibilities. More ethereal drones. More poly shifting rhythms. More fun.

That was the starting point and the idea of'Bakunawa': the album Pak Yan Lau recorded with her freshly started ensemble, consisting of the marvellous musicians Vera Cavallin, Giovanni Di Domenico, João Lobo and Mathieu Calleja.            

On'Bakunawa' Pak Yan and her ensemble are delving and digging deep into the sound spectrum of detuned toy piano's, second hand gong rods, prepared harp, metal tubes and ring modulators. Instruments were searched, collected and bought worldwide: on Japanese street markets , in second hand stores in Brussels, from dedicated American Ebay-sellers and the cellar of the Musica center in Neerpelt. 

The result is a record split up in two compositions of 20 minutes: on part I the Bakunawa ensemble let the overtones of the gong rods, prepared harp and metal tubes slowly resonate into a deep listening ambient state of mind. instruments shaping an immersive piece of spellbinding sonic details.       

On Part II the quintet craft their own ritual ceremony music with distorted toy piano's and hypnotic percussion. Echoing the frequencies of a gamelan orchestra. Rhythms shifting in haunted patterns recalling the Philippine mythology where the moon swallowing sea dragon Bakunawa was scared away by drumming loudly on pots and pans.

Bakunawa Ensemble:

Pak Yan Lau (composition, gong rods, toy piano, metal tubes, ring modulators)

Vera Cavallin (gong rods, prepared harp)

Giovanni Di Domenico (gong rods, toy piano)

João Lobo (gong rods, toy piano, tom)

Mathieu Calleja (gong rods, toy piano, bass drum, metal tubes)

 

artist: Pak Yan Lau

label: Cortizona

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Belgian experimental labelCortizonaHas arrived in Japan for the first time in Japan with the latest release released in May 2021.

This work is the latest record of Belgian experimental writer Pak Yan Lau, who has been published by silent water in the past.Minimalism work by gong.Includes insert and DL code.

More hands. More possibilities. More ethereal drones. More poly shifting rhythms. More fun.

That was the starting point and the idea of'Bakunawa': the album Pak Yan Lau recorded with her freshly started ensemble, consisting of the marvellous musicians Vera Cavallin, Giovanni Di Domenico, João Lobo and Mathieu Calleja.            

On'Bakunawa' Pak Yan and her ensemble are delving and digging deep into the sound spectrum of detuned toy piano's, second hand gong rods, prepared harp, metal tubes and ring modulators. Instruments were searched, collected and bought worldwide: on Japanese street markets , in second hand stores in Brussels, from dedicated American Ebay-sellers and the cellar of the Musica center in Neerpelt. 

The result is a record split up in two compositions of 20 minutes: on part I the Bakunawa ensemble let the overtones of the gong rods, prepared harp and metal tubes slowly resonate into a deep listening ambient state of mind. instruments shaping an immersive piece of spellbinding sonic details.       

On Part II the quintet craft their own ritual ceremony music with distorted toy piano's and hypnotic percussion. Echoing the frequencies of a gamelan orchestra. Rhythms shifting in haunted patterns recalling the Philippine mythology where the moon swallowing sea dragon Bakunawa was scared away by drumming loudly on pots and pans.

Bakunawa Ensemble:

Pak Yan Lau (composition, gong rods, toy piano, metal tubes, ring modulators)

Vera Cavallin (gong rods, prepared harp)

Giovanni Di Domenico (gong rods, toy piano)

João Lobo (gong rods, toy piano, tom)

Mathieu Calleja (gong rods, toy piano, bass drum, metal tubes)

 

artist: Pak Yan Lau

label: Cortizona