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yan jun // contradictions (plays lu xun, žižek, baudrillard and beckett) LP

yan jun // contradictions (plays lu xun, žižek, baudrillard and beckett) LP

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This is a record released by experimental musician Yan Jun from Beijing, China in December 2023 from Reading Group, an experimental label based in New York, USA.

Contains 5 drone songs - sounds with no melody. DL code included.

Below is a commentary by the label. 

"In Contradictions,Yan Jun "performs" four writers--through five works, the formal, conceptual, and linguistic challenges of literary and theoretical figures, constraints and guidelines for sonic composition and experimental performance. Interpret it asTracks A4 and A5 "play" Lu Xun, an early 1th century Chinese literary critic and associate of the Leftist Writers' Union in the 2s.These two "actions in the environment" explore Lu Xun's contradictory depictions of sound and silence, shaping seemingly "empty" field recordings as completely silent containers of unintentional action.The following track uses "acoustic mechanisms" to interpret provocations from post-Marxist theorist Slavoj Žižek about the mechanization of sexuality and desire in expanding global capitalism, resulting in a battery-powered approach to eroticism. It creates a noise sequence that indexes commercialization. On the B-side, jun explores the "hyperrealism" of audio feedback without a manual interface by "playing Jean Baudrillard."The final track is a silent reading of Samuel Beckett's Chinese translation of ``Texts for Nothing,'' an interpretation of Samuel Beckett.In the artist's extensive liner notes, he sums up this piece with words that serve as a clue to the entire record: How about letting everything collide and disappear through this "I" voice? "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Reading Group releases available at Tobira. 

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Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 200. 

Tracklist:

  1. plays lu xun 1 05:05
  2. plays lu xun 2 04:46
  3. plays slavoj žižek 10:54
  4. plays jean baudrillard 11:06
  5. plays samuel beckett 11:37

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Reading Groups:

"Reading Group is thrilled to release Contradictions (plays 4 writers), the new LP by legendary musician and poet Yan Jun. Yan Jun has been a central figure in the (non-)music, noise, sound, and experimental performance scenes both in his native Beijing and in the global subterranean community for decades. He founded the Beijing-based experimental label Sub Jam in 2000 and has since collaborated with Lionel Marchetti, Axel Dörner, Toshimaru Nakamura, Torturing Nurse, and many more.

On Contradictions, Jun “plays 4 writers”––interpreting, across five pieces, the formal, conceptual, and linguistic challenges of literary and theoretical figures as constraints and guides for sound composition and experimental performance. On tracks A1 and A2, Jun “plays ” Lu Xun, the early twentieth-century Chinese literary critic and associate of the League of Left-Wing Writers in the 1930s. These two iterations of “behaviors in environment” explore Lu Xun's contradictory descriptions of sound and silence, forming two seemingly “empty ” field recordings as containers for the full silence of non-intentional action. The following track, uses “acoustic mechanisms” to interpret a provocation from post-Marxist theorist Slavoj Žižek about the mechanization of sexuality and desire in expanding global capitalism, resulting in a noise sequence indexing the battery-operated commodification of eroticism. On the B-side, Jun “plays Jean Baudrillard” by exploring the “hyper-real” of audio feedback without a manual interface. The final track recalls Jun's work for voice and speech, interpreting Samuel Beckett by reading through the Chinese translation of Beckett's Texts for Nothing silently––except for the enunciated floating signifier わ (I, my, me). In the extensive liner notes by the artist, he sums up this piece in language that provides a clue to the record as a whole: “How about colliding and annihilating everything through the voice of this 'I' then we deal with the limit of the form?” "

Artist : yanjun

Label: Reading Group

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This is a record released by experimental musician Yan Jun from Beijing, China in December 2023 from Reading Group, an experimental label based in New York, USA.

Contains 5 drone songs - sounds with no melody. DL code included.

Below is a commentary by the label. 

"In Contradictions,Yan Jun "performs" four writers--through five works, the formal, conceptual, and linguistic challenges of literary and theoretical figures, constraints and guidelines for sonic composition and experimental performance. Interpret it asTracks A4 and A5 "play" Lu Xun, an early 1th century Chinese literary critic and associate of the Leftist Writers' Union in the 2s.These two "actions in the environment" explore Lu Xun's contradictory depictions of sound and silence, shaping seemingly "empty" field recordings as completely silent containers of unintentional action.The following track uses "acoustic mechanisms" to interpret provocations from post-Marxist theorist Slavoj Žižek about the mechanization of sexuality and desire in expanding global capitalism, resulting in a battery-powered approach to eroticism. It creates a noise sequence that indexes commercialization. On the B-side, jun explores the "hyperrealism" of audio feedback without a manual interface by "playing Jean Baudrillard."The final track is a silent reading of Samuel Beckett's Chinese translation of ``Texts for Nothing,'' an interpretation of Samuel Beckett.In the artist's extensive liner notes, he sums up this piece with words that serve as a clue to the entire record: How about letting everything collide and disappear through this "I" voice? "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Reading Group releases available at Tobira. 

-------------------------

Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 200. 

Tracklist:

  1. plays lu xun 1 05:05
  2. plays lu xun 2 04:46
  3. plays slavoj žižek 10:54
  4. plays jean baudrillard 11:06
  5. plays samuel beckett 11:37

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Reading Groups:

"Reading Group is thrilled to release Contradictions (plays 4 writers), the new LP by legendary musician and poet Yan Jun. Yan Jun has been a central figure in the (non-)music, noise, sound, and experimental performance scenes both in his native Beijing and in the global subterranean community for decades. He founded the Beijing-based experimental label Sub Jam in 2000 and has since collaborated with Lionel Marchetti, Axel Dörner, Toshimaru Nakamura, Torturing Nurse, and many more.

On Contradictions, Jun “plays 4 writers”––interpreting, across five pieces, the formal, conceptual, and linguistic challenges of literary and theoretical figures as constraints and guides for sound composition and experimental performance. On tracks A1 and A2, Jun “plays ” Lu Xun, the early twentieth-century Chinese literary critic and associate of the League of Left-Wing Writers in the 1930s. These two iterations of “behaviors in environment” explore Lu Xun's contradictory descriptions of sound and silence, forming two seemingly “empty ” field recordings as containers for the full silence of non-intentional action. The following track, uses “acoustic mechanisms” to interpret a provocation from post-Marxist theorist Slavoj Žižek about the mechanization of sexuality and desire in expanding global capitalism, resulting in a noise sequence indexing the battery-operated commodification of eroticism. On the B-side, Jun “plays Jean Baudrillard” by exploring the “hyper-real” of audio feedback without a manual interface. The final track recalls Jun's work for voice and speech, interpreting Samuel Beckett by reading through the Chinese translation of Beckett's Texts for Nothing silently––except for the enunciated floating signifier わ (I, my, me). In the extensive liner notes by the artist, he sums up this piece in language that provides a clue to the record as a whole: “How about colliding and annihilating everything through the voice of this 'I' then we deal with the limit of the form?” "

Artist : yanjun

Label: Reading Group