Wu Xing《五行》

by The GUIGUISUISUI Show

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Wu Xing is the first of three EPs that GUIGUISUISUI intends to release, each one themed around one pair of characters from their live performance. The first one is based around the characters of Lord Kamemameha and Lady Chakra, blending ambient sounds, electronic beats with psychedelic guitars and effects laden vocals. Recorded with Yang Haisong (P.K.14, Dear Eloise, After Argument) at Psychic Kong studios and mixed by Shen Lijie (Ran Music) in Beijing, Wu Xing is a collection of songs that conceptually could be interpreted as Kamemameha and Chakra’s eulogy to Neo-Liberalism, inviting listeners to take their hands and be led to a paradise of low-interest, high profit salvation. Yet the bittersweet irony of this tribute is not hard to divine given the EP’s title, drawn from the ancient Chinese theory of the five phases. Perhaps the message is that truth lies beyond greed and materialism and that change is a constant which we cannot avoid. Perhaps the question is whether we are willing to accept change and move with it, or else be forever be consumed by false idols: like an eternal eclipse you will only know the shadow of the moon unless you’re prepared to look beyond.

这是乐队成员由一人进化成两人以来第一次的正式合作录制,历经一年的时间创作制作。乐队的万物合一,和而不同的实验风格理念,包含了宇宙的东与西,男与女,阴与阳。男性意识与女性意识的结合,阴阳结合后的音乐风格进化出刚中带柔的那种温柔的坚强。“五行”是关乎自然的呈现与持续运作,“五行”意味着万事万物运动;意味着万物之宗。艺术创作的呈现与持续运作,艺术创造者与观者之间的运动,创造了创造本身。阴阳是宇宙的基本法则,宇宙间一切事物都由阴阳相互作用而产生,五行是阴阳的不同的组合状态;五行是阴阳交互运动的不同阶段。任何事物都不是孤立、静止的,而是在不断的相生、相克的运动中维持协调平衡的。该相生的继续相生,该相克的依然会相克,但相生相克必须各自为道,运动创造能量,使之平衡协调。五行是五种动态平衡的运动方式,而非实在的某种特定的元素,专辑里的每一首歌看似是一个独立的元素但却以平衡圆融的方式画着这个宇宙的轨迹。而连接这个轨迹的,就是我与你,男与女,阴与阳和而不同,相生相克的能量。

credits

released July 25, 2016

Part 1: Wuxing.
All songs written by GUIGUISUISUI, specifically Lady Chakra and Lord Kamemameha.

Lady Chakra: vocals, beats, percussion.
Lord Kamemameha: guitars, bass, backing vocals, synths, beats, Buddah Machine.
Jarrod Williams, Nick Sanders, Cab, Joseph Imbruglia, Gemma Holloway: backing vocals on ‘Low Interest Salvation’.

Recorded by Yang Haisong at Psychic Kong in Beijing, China and in an apple tree in Dartford, England. Mixed and mastered by Li Shenjie at Ran Music in Beijing, China.

Thanks to our parents, Chacha, and all our friends across the world. Make love, not profit.

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The GUIGUISUISUI Show Beijing, China

GUIGUISUISUI is a two piece journey into sound and performance. Man and woman, East and West, past and future, side by side blending electronic and 8-bit sounds with blues, rock, hip hop, doom, punk, noise, and ambient bliss while performing an avante garde opera featuring a number of characters. ... more

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