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ARTIST
TITLE
Da'at
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MONO 071CD MONO 071CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/29/2014

"T'ien Lai" is a brand of cigarettes smoked by the main character in one of Philip K. Dick's novels -- loosely translated as "heavenly music" in Japanese. T'ien Lai is masses of reverbs, radio noises, and drone avalanches out of which rhythms, melodies, and even songs emerge. T'ien Lai are urban demons, whose excesses are supposed to disturb established hierarchies and social, economic and political orders. The duo consists of Łukasz Jędrzejczak (Duży Jack, Alameda 4) and Kuba Ziołek (Stara Rzeka, Alameda 4, Innercity Ensemble). They invite listeners to participate in an urban ritual of liberation and disorder in which kitsch and rubbish blends with sacredness and truth. This album consists of five pieces composed and produced using vintage PRL radio sets, guitar effects, synthesizers, voices, guitar loops, amplifiers, and a four-track cassette recorder. Electro-acoustic experiments meet drone and psychedelic repetitional soundscapes.