This is record is intended to be an account of the informal network of the Asian underground music and arts scene. The spirit of Doing It Yourself is strong and there are opportunities for anyone who wants to make or enjoy art sustainably, for love not for profit, to really have a go at it.
From Mei Zhiyong, Lin Lin and Gannana in Changchun; Xie Yugang and Wangwen in Dalian; Nevin Domer , Josh Feola, Thruoutin, Mike Cupoli and Richard Deorian in Beijing; Xiao Zhong and F, Goushen, Stegosarus?, RDC, and Roundeye in Shanghai; Loose Union, Ripley Torres,the now defunct Powwow,Han Joo Lee and Yogiga in Seoul; GT Arpe in Daejeon; Philan Jung, Mr.Headbutt
(RIP), and AXcutor in Daegu; Basement, Genius, Say Sue Me, Three Summer in Busan; Seismic Charge, Warsawpact ,Pieuvre Echotalk and everyone at Club Utero in Fukuoka, this live album is dedicated to the people who are making the places they live genuinely interesting.
The message I want to impart is to participate and support: make a band, make a video, make a zine, make a poster,make a record, take some photos, book a show, book a tour. Please, don’t spend $200+ to see some living corpse of a stadium rock act, lurching out onto a stage with their zimer frame to claw in more cash they don’t even need, to pay for their fleet of yachts or fifth castle, butchering songs they gave up caring about long ago. Instead take that money and go to ten DIY’d shows by local independent artists and touring acts.
Support creating for the sake of creativity. Spend your hard earned cash on CDs,tapes,t-shirts,vinyl,silk screen prints...show some love, show some encouragement, and ensure that inspiring people continue to inspire.
released July 18, 2013
Tracks 1-10 performed by GUIGUISUISUI (vocals,guitar,harmonica) and Turbo Torres (drums,vocals), with Ian-John Hutchinson (harmonica) on track 5. Recorded live at Yogiga, Seoul, South Korea on January 19,2013 by Han Joo Lee and Ollie Walker.
Tracks 11&12 performed by GUIGUISUISUI (vocals,guitar,harmonica), Xiao Hai (bass), and Mao Da Gong (drums) AKA. "The Electric Shadows".Recorded by Mei Zhiyong and Ganana in some sparse rooms in Changchun, China.
Mixed and mastered by thruoutin in Beijing, China.
All songs by GUIGUISUISUI except 'Sweet Home Chicago' (Robert Johnson) , 'Territorial Pissings'(Kurt Cobain), and 'Maps' (The Yeah Yeah Yeahs). 'Worker Lady' by GUIGUISUISUI and Michael Ziegenfuss.
Artwork by Richard Deorian.
A KTR Release.