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Oishi // once upon a time there was a mountain TAPE

Oishi // once upon a time there was a mountain TAPE

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This is a cassette released by Chinese experimental duo Oishi on the British/Austrian experimental label Bezirk Tapes in March 2023.

Contains two sound collages created by tape manipulation and field recording.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

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Ask us for digital files. Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 40. 

tracklist:

  1. A: side 15:29
  2. B: side 14:39

Text excerpt by Bezirk Tapes:

"On their debut album, 'once upon a time there was a mountain', Oishi use warped tape loops, field recordings and digital manipulation to explore how everyday sounds can carry unexpected paths of expression and meaning. Evoking fictional vocabulary and car radios via motorbike rides down imagined mountains.

Zheng Hao and Ren Shang are two artists from China, currently-based in London, UK. Their music as Oishi is a playful, joyful, and at points absurdist exploration through musique concrete, diaristic field recordings and digitally augmented realities.

once upon a time there was a mountain documents several facets of Oishi's shifting interactions. For the a-side, Hao plays laptop, while Shang is on cassette player, the duo switching roles on the b-side. The raw material of the a- side is a field recording of Hao walking a friend's dog in Urbana, Illinois. Effects both analogue (changing the speed of the tape) and digital are applied to shift a potentially familiar sound world into something concretely unfamiliar. The b-side poetically simulates the sound of a motorcycle engine, and is also inspired by the instability of car radio. Illuminating the collision between frenzied activity and apparent serenity involved in a vehicle's movement, it also toys with the affect these sounds can carry, and how it can be captured or [...]"

Artist: Oishi

Label: Bezirk Tapes

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This is a cassette released by Chinese experimental duo Oishi on the British/Austrian experimental label Bezirk Tapes in March 2023.

Contains two sound collages created by tape manipulation and field recording.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

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

Ask us for digital files. Cassette in norelco case. Edition of 40. 

tracklist:

  1. A: side 15:29
  2. B: side 14:39

Text excerpt by Bezirk Tapes:

"On their debut album, 'once upon a time there was a mountain', Oishi use warped tape loops, field recordings and digital manipulation to explore how everyday sounds can carry unexpected paths of expression and meaning. Evoking fictional vocabulary and car radios via motorbike rides down imagined mountains.

Zheng Hao and Ren Shang are two artists from China, currently-based in London, UK. Their music as Oishi is a playful, joyful, and at points absurdist exploration through musique concrete, diaristic field recordings and digitally augmented realities.

once upon a time there was a mountain documents several facets of Oishi's shifting interactions. For the a-side, Hao plays laptop, while Shang is on cassette player, the duo switching roles on the b-side. The raw material of the a- side is a field recording of Hao walking a friend's dog in Urbana, Illinois. Effects both analogue (changing the speed of the tape) and digital are applied to shift a potentially familiar sound world into something concretely unfamiliar. The b-side poetically simulates the sound of a motorcycle engine, and is also inspired by the instability of car radio. Illuminating the collision between frenzied activity and apparent serenity involved in a vehicle's movement, it also toys with the affect these sounds can carry, and how it can be captured or [...]"

Artist: Oishi

Label: Bezirk Tapes