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Lao Dan 郎田 // Chinese Medicine 草乯术 TAPE

Lao Dan 郎田 // Chinese Medicine 草乯术 TAPE

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Lao Dan, a bamboo flute player from Hangzhou, China, released a limited edition of 2023 cassettes from Dusty Ballz, a Chinese underground music label based in London, England, in March 3.

Includes 3 improvisational songs with saxophone and guzheng only. Comes with DL code. 

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Dusty Ballz releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. 2nd edition of 50. 

Dusty Ballz:

"A classically trained Chinese bamboo flautist, Lao Dan picked up the saxophone again around 2013 as he went wildly astray in the world of avant-garde jazz and free improvisation. While demonstrating an ever-growing ability to deliver explosive force and intensity in his free playing , Lao Dan keeps a brutal honesty in his approach to the instrument. He plays 'jazz' as what it is, not what it's supposed to be. Navigating constantly between the East and the West, Lao Dan embraces a unique aesthetic which fuses all his past influences into a voice of glorious mayhem and sheer zaniness.

Recorded in June 2019, this is a solo set in which two instruments – tenor saxophone and Zheng, also known as the Chinese zither – were played successively and simultaneously by hands and feet. Lao Dan never learned to play the Zheng properly before this very first attempt.As a result, he didn't struggle at all to play it in an awkward way, while with the saxophone he did, as always, try very hard to do that.

The cover art, created by Shenzhen-based artist Tiemei, is a portrait of Shennong, the Deity of medicine and agriculture in ancient Chinese mythology. named after three species of herb each believed to have unique medicinal properties. It is our responsibility to remind you to take them with extra caution. In Chinese medicine, after all, every drug is a thirty-percent poison."

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"Dusty Ballz is a London-based label that releases Chinese underground music on cassette tapes. The term originates in an old Soviet joke, which somehow still speaks to the situation today."

Artist : Lao Dan Lao Dan

Label : Dusty Ballz

Lao Dan, a bamboo flute player from Hangzhou, China, released a limited edition of 2023 cassettes from Dusty Ballz, a Chinese underground music label based in London, England, in March 3.

Includes 3 improvisational songs with saxophone and guzheng only. Comes with DL code. 

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Dusty Ballz releases available at Tobira.

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

Includes DL code. 2nd edition of 50. 

Dusty Ballz:

"A classically trained Chinese bamboo flautist, Lao Dan picked up the saxophone again around 2013 as he went wildly astray in the world of avant-garde jazz and free improvisation. While demonstrating an ever-growing ability to deliver explosive force and intensity in his free playing , Lao Dan keeps a brutal honesty in his approach to the instrument. He plays 'jazz' as what it is, not what it's supposed to be. Navigating constantly between the East and the West, Lao Dan embraces a unique aesthetic which fuses all his past influences into a voice of glorious mayhem and sheer zaniness.

Recorded in June 2019, this is a solo set in which two instruments – tenor saxophone and Zheng, also known as the Chinese zither – were played successively and simultaneously by hands and feet. Lao Dan never learned to play the Zheng properly before this very first attempt.As a result, he didn't struggle at all to play it in an awkward way, while with the saxophone he did, as always, try very hard to do that.

The cover art, created by Shenzhen-based artist Tiemei, is a portrait of Shennong, the Deity of medicine and agriculture in ancient Chinese mythology. named after three species of herb each believed to have unique medicinal properties. It is our responsibility to remind you to take them with extra caution. In Chinese medicine, after all, every drug is a thirty-percent poison."

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"Dusty Ballz is a London-based label that releases Chinese underground music on cassette tapes. The term originates in an old Soviet joke, which somehow still speaks to the situation today."

Artist : Lao Dan Lao Dan

Label : Dusty Ballz