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Tzusing // Green Hat LP

Tzusing // Green Hat LP

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This is a record released by Malaysian post-industrial artist Tzusing on PAN in January 2024.

Contains 12 post-industrial techno tracks.

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12 "black vinyl. 

tracklist:

  1. Intro 01:52
  2. Take Advantage 04:15
  3. Idol Baggage 03:45
  4. Muscular Theology 02:50
  5. Filial Endure Ruthless 02:57
  6. Balkanize 04:32
  7. Interlude 02:05
  8. Clout Tunnel feat. Suda 05:01
  9. Exascale 03:38
  10. Gait 05:24
  11. Wear Green Hat 02:03
  12. Residual Stress 04:08

BREAD:

"[...] On Tzusing's freshman album the Malaysian-born artist, who lives between Shanghai and Taipei, meditates on China's complicated history of patriarchal heteronormativity, and how these archaic double standards continue to dominate the culture in pervasive, often invisible ways. Even in progressive circles, internalized male inadequacy and its inevitable projection of possessiveness and aggression has been brushed underneath the rug, so by addressing it head-on, Tzusing attempts to question these structures using a level of aesthetic anxiety and thematic intensity that's hard to ignore.

Growing up between Singapore, Taiwan, China, and the USA, Tzusing was living in Chicago when his love of music turned into an obsession. After relocating to China for work, he cut his teeth DJing at The Shelter in Shanghai and began refining his personal musical signature. A slew of EBM-inspired 12"s on Ron Morelli's LIES imprint were followed by his 2017 debut album Touhou Fuzou that was inspired by Jin Yong's popular 1960s wuxia novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, a story about a swordsman who castrates himself to learn a powerful fighting technique. Green Hat builds on that record's themes, deconstructing a different facet of gender as it's perceived within Chinese culture. On 'Take Advantage', Tzusing obscures Daniel Plainview's notorious growl from There Will Be Blood underneath a patchwork of springy percussion and electrified wails. The message is clear: Plainview's character represents the darkness underlying American masculinity, and Tzusing is drawing a direct parallel with China. The history and mythology may be different, but the problem remains. Rhythms do the heavy lifting on 'Muscular Theology', interlocking and falling apart, and connecting fragments of techno, house, and club templates with disorienting FX. The dancefloor can provide an unorthodox space for outsiders to recognize the dissonance in their cultural programming, and Tzusing suggests this not by sonic fusion but by borderless cohesion that sucks the listener in before they're completely aware of the message.

And while Green Hat is unashamed to lean into its layered concept, the album never loses its well-rehearsed dancefloor momentum. Tzusing has been through many metamorphoses during his career, but it's here where sounds most eager to unify his interests and inclinations. From the ruthlessly funky hard drum inversion of 'Filial Endure Ruthless' and the manic uptempo roll of 'Exascale', to the gurgling combination of wheezing voices and downtempo
rhythms on Suda collaboration 'Cloud Tunnel' and the wedding party flex of epic closing track 'Residual Stress', there's a sense that the producer has truly found his groove. It's an album that underscores dance music's often manic uneasiness, smoothly paralleling this with the frenzied stress of infidelity. Fear is a well-worn musical theme that transcends genre, but Tzusing approaches it from a fresh perspective; this isn't blood dripping from skulls, it's rapid-fire thoughts piercing the mind. Now that's truly terrifying.
 "

Artist: Tzusing

Label: PAN

This is a record released by Malaysian post-industrial artist Tzusing on PAN in January 2024.

Contains 12 post-industrial techno tracks.

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

12 "black vinyl. 

tracklist:

  1. Intro 01:52
  2. Take Advantage 04:15
  3. Idol Baggage 03:45
  4. Muscular Theology 02:50
  5. Filial Endure Ruthless 02:57
  6. Balkanize 04:32
  7. Interlude 02:05
  8. Clout Tunnel feat. Suda 05:01
  9. Exascale 03:38
  10. Gait 05:24
  11. Wear Green Hat 02:03
  12. Residual Stress 04:08

BREAD:

"[...] On Tzusing's freshman album the Malaysian-born artist, who lives between Shanghai and Taipei, meditates on China's complicated history of patriarchal heteronormativity, and how these archaic double standards continue to dominate the culture in pervasive, often invisible ways. Even in progressive circles, internalized male inadequacy and its inevitable projection of possessiveness and aggression has been brushed underneath the rug, so by addressing it head-on, Tzusing attempts to question these structures using a level of aesthetic anxiety and thematic intensity that's hard to ignore.

Growing up between Singapore, Taiwan, China, and the USA, Tzusing was living in Chicago when his love of music turned into an obsession. After relocating to China for work, he cut his teeth DJing at The Shelter in Shanghai and began refining his personal musical signature. A slew of EBM-inspired 12"s on Ron Morelli's LIES imprint were followed by his 2017 debut album Touhou Fuzou that was inspired by Jin Yong's popular 1960s wuxia novel The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, a story about a swordsman who castrates himself to learn a powerful fighting technique. Green Hat builds on that record's themes, deconstructing a different facet of gender as it's perceived within Chinese culture. On 'Take Advantage', Tzusing obscures Daniel Plainview's notorious growl from There Will Be Blood underneath a patchwork of springy percussion and electrified wails. The message is clear: Plainview's character represents the darkness underlying American masculinity, and Tzusing is drawing a direct parallel with China. The history and mythology may be different, but the problem remains. Rhythms do the heavy lifting on 'Muscular Theology', interlocking and falling apart, and connecting fragments of techno, house, and club templates with disorienting FX. The dancefloor can provide an unorthodox space for outsiders to recognize the dissonance in their cultural programming, and Tzusing suggests this not by sonic fusion but by borderless cohesion that sucks the listener in before they're completely aware of the message.

And while Green Hat is unashamed to lean into its layered concept, the album never loses its well-rehearsed dancefloor momentum. Tzusing has been through many metamorphoses during his career, but it's here where sounds most eager to unify his interests and inclinations. From the ruthlessly funky hard drum inversion of 'Filial Endure Ruthless' and the manic uptempo roll of 'Exascale', to the gurgling combination of wheezing voices and downtempo
rhythms on Suda collaboration 'Cloud Tunnel' and the wedding party flex of epic closing track 'Residual Stress', there's a sense that the producer has truly found his groove. It's an album that underscores dance music's often manic uneasiness, smoothly paralleling this with the frenzied stress of infidelity. Fear is a well-worn musical theme that transcends genre, but Tzusing approaches it from a fresh perspective; this isn't blood dripping from skulls, it's rapid-fire thoughts piercing the mind. Now that's truly terrifying.
 "

Artist: Tzusing

Label: PAN