Recording of Otomo Yoshihide's set at B10 Live, Shenzhen.
大友良英 Otomo Yoshihide / 吉他 Guitar / 人声 Vocals
录制于2014年4月28日，深圳B10现场. Recorded April 28, 2014 at B10 Live, Shenzhen
Otomo Yoshihide – Otomo Yoshihide Live in Shenzen
"On October 15th, 2017, after their performance as members of the Yosuke Yamashita Special Quartet at OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival, Shinpei Ruike, Hiroaki Mizutani and Shinnosuke Takahashi were joined by two of China’s fearless avant-garde improvisers, Lao Dan and Deng Boyu, at the Old Heaven bookstore. This jam session, simultaneously pleasurable and mind-blowing, is a definite highlight of the long-standing tradition of the bookstore improvisations during each year’s OCT-LOFT Jazz Festival and Tomorrow Festival."
Shinpei Ruike / trumpet
Lao Dan / alto saxophone, bamboo flute
Hiroaki Mizutani / bass
Deng Boyu / drums
Shinnosuke Takahashi / drums
Recorded in 2017, Released in 2018
Shinpei Ruike, Lao Dan, Hiroaki Mizutani, Shinnosuke Takahashi, Deng Boyu – Burning Bookshop
"马木尔 Mamer meets Ruins Alone (Tatsuya Yoshida) 吉田" for an improvisation after a solo set from Tatsuya Yoshida at the first Tomorrow Festival, 2014."
吉田达也 Tatsuya Yoshida / 人声 vocals, 鼓 drums, 采样器 sampler
马木尔 Mamer - 贝斯 bass, 人声 vocals / 口弦 mouth harp
1. Hyderomastgroningem 01:28 2. Schvostess 01:46 3. DAGDAD 00:51 4. Korromda Peimm 01:19 5. Jallamjikko 01:17 6. Obthecklomtz 02:21 7. Pallaschtom 01:58 8. Skhanddravisa 04:03 9. Shofetim 02:50 10. Nivaftopoftz 01:11 11. Zurna Taksim 00:33 12. Snare 01:16 13. Classical Music Medley 01:17 14. Progressive Music Medley 02:16 15. Lockssomblez 01:16 16. Glaschzenck 03:03 17. Equesspaldho 01:43 18. Komnigriss 01:44 19. Becttem Pollt 02:42 20. Laiptchig 01:57 21. Improvisation 1 (Tatsuya Yoshida × Mamer) 10:32 22. Improvisation 2 (Tatsuya Yoshida × Mamer 06:46
Recorded May 10, 2014 at the 1st Tomorrow Festival, Shenzhen. Released April 10, 2017
Ruins Alone & Mamer – Tomorrow Ruins
Live recording of a totally weird collaboration between flutist Lao Dan and multi-instrumentalist Li Daiguo. A new interpretation of Chinese folk instrumental music.
"The collaboration between flutist/saxophonist Lao Dan and multi-instrumentalist Li Daiguo began in 2018. The duo named themselves “Benbo’erba & Babo’erben” (奔波儿灞与灞波儿奔, BBB & BBB for short), after two minions from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Delivering whimsical, improvisation-based melodies woven around the backbone of Li Daiguo’s quirky pipa and Lao Dan’s spiritual flute, Benbo’erba & Babo’erben take their listeners to a grotesque fairy world which presents a radical but light-hearted re-interpretation of traditional Chinese music.
In 2019, the duo released their debut on cassette titled Benbo’erba & Babo’erben at Old Heaven, a remixed live recording of their performance at the Old Heaven bookstore in December 2018. In this album, tribute is paid to Fei, owner of the Old Heaven bookstore and pivotal figure of the Chinese avant-garde scene, whose magnetic voice and demonic laughter can be heard at the very beginning of side A."
Lao Dan / chinese bamboo flute, bawu, jews harp, vocals
Li Daiguo / pipa, mbira, synth, vocals
Recorded in 2018, Released in 2019
Lao Dan & Li Daiguo – Benbo’erba & Babo’erben at Old Heaven
"Drummer Deng Boyu's debut solo electronics release. Being almost obsessive about constructing a minimalistic ambiance, his works are full of exquisite and whimsy compositions which shows his characteristic aesthetic of sampling and collage. Deng Boyu has collaborated with many important musicians and bands at home and abroad, including Mamul, Xiaohe, Wu Na, Da Wang Bar, Lee Ranaldo, Marc Ribot, Akira Sakata, Sabu Toyozumi, Steven Buchanan, Federico Casagrande."
Deng Boyu / electronics
Mixed by Liu Ying 设计：魏籽. Design by Weizi 发行：旧天堂书. Recorded in 2011 Released in 2012
邓博宇 Deng Bo Yu – Wild Air Waves
"Born in 1945, Guo Yongzhang has performed zhuizi - a traditional Chinese style of narrative singing - for half a century. An artform whose history spans over a century, zhuizi originated in Henan province. Its main musical instruments are the zhuihu, a two-stringed bowed lute, and the zhuibang, a wooden percussion played with foot tapping.
Almost completely blind, Guo Yongzhang is known for his peculiar, resounding yet smooth vocal style. He sings with deep feelings and great verve. Lyrics deal with both the hardships and good values of life while always maintaining a sense of humour. Despite being long regarded as a folk master, Guo has continued to play tirelessly among ordinary people, often travelling from village to village and performing for a whole day at a time. As he nears the end of his life, Guo regrets that nowadays, few people wish to learn the art ofzhuizi. He worries that this precious art form may soon be lost.
This release, titled after one of Guo Yongzhang’s most well-known songs, Lao Lai Nan, commemorates his performance at the 5th Tomorrow Festival. Guo co-headlined the last day of the festival with French prog-rock act Gong on May 20, 2018. His performance was recorded live and is due to be released on both CD and LP by the Old Heaven label in November 2019.
Guo Yongzhang / Zhuihu, Zhuibang, Vocals
Recorded in the late-1980s, Released in 2018
Guo Yongzhang – Lao Lai Nan (Old Man’s Blues)