The Wire had a pretty interesting article on the Beijing "scene" a while back. I couldn't find any of the music mentioned ANYWHERE
― Eyewona (admrl), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:34 (2 years ago) Permalink
lol at me responding to a 2 year old post (couldn't see that on zing). I remember most Chinese underground music to be bad fifth-generation photocopies of punk but I'd be happy to be proven wrong. (haven't watched rudipherous's youtubes yet)
― dyao, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
Well they are nothing spectacular, but the first one was odd enough to hold my attention and the song in the second one is pleasantly upbeat and then pleasantly downtempo and pleasantly upbeat again.
I guess the correct term is Mandopop, to include pop in Mandarin not necessarily made in China. In fact, according to Wikipedia or whatever I just googled up, Taiwan is the biggest source of Madopop. There ought to be a Mandopop thread, but there would need to be a Madopop expert. I'm not volunteering. I'm actually ready to ditch everything and buy a bunch of old salsa reissues, really.
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
"Actually" "really." My lazy style at its laziest.
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:46 (2 years ago) Permalink
hah, I'd be interested in starting a mandopop exploration thread once I get my life settled down in the next few weeks. I tried doing a cantopop exploration thread but I ran out of steam. there's some really good posts in the k-pop thread at the moment.
― dyao, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
Hey Rudipherous, you made me some Salsa mixes a long long time ago, I still listen to them, they're great
― Eyewona (admrl), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
So dyao, which is bigger (in terms of listeners, I guess) Cantopop or Mandopop? I need to check back into the Kpop thread, but I don't think any of it that I've heard has ever done much for me. Anyway, do it and I will try to half-heartedly check in. I get most of my Asian pop leads from the Shiina Ringo/Tokyo Jihen forum I visit, to be honest.
admrl, that's nice to know. I haven't made a current mix for a while because the material to choose from has been so disappointing, especially for salsa. Not to take this two year old thread which only had two posts until today off topic or anything.
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
Mandopop! Cantopop is on the decline and has been for some while now. most HK people I know prefer to listen to pop from Taiwan or Korea.
― dyao, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink
Check out this thread (which isn't even the one I was thinking about--I usually just scan the general what are you listening to thread for this type of stuff):
It's a specialized board, but there is a good range of well informed contributors from a wide variety of backgrounds.
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 02:31 (2 years ago) Permalink
― My head is full of numbers from the internet! (Paul in Santa Cruz), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink
my friend sent me this youtube, which is pretty good, if a little derivative
― grandma: smells and textures :: 180 (dayo), Monday, 6 September 2010 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
― no time for the prussian death cult (nakhchivan), Monday, 6 September 2010 12:38 (2 years ago) Permalink
it's not new music from China but anybody who loves music and doesn't know Dou Wei is missing out v. v. badly
― gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Monday, 6 September 2010 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
very nice.thanks for the hint on Dou Wei.
― meisenfek, Monday, 6 September 2010 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink
This is another case in which maybe I wouldn't be interested at all if it weren't Chinese; or maybe I just need Asian female vocalists in my symphonic prog? Anyway, this band sounds pretty good to me:
― _Rudipherous_, Saturday, 30 October 2010 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink
Faye Wongs' ex :o
Dou Wei - 窦唯 哪儿的事儿
― meisenfek, Thursday, 4 November 2010 08:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
― dylannn, Thursday, 4 November 2010 09:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
I saw gum bleed, a beijing punk band, a few weeks ago. they were pretty good although the vocalist was on some hatebreed growling shit. but it was a fun time.
they have an awesome shirt where it's a picture of a chinese soldier on a horse but the dude's got a mohawk. I'll try to wear the shirt in my next wdyll
― dayo, Thursday, 4 November 2010 12:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
Okay, this seems the most appropriate of several very shorts China Music threads on ILX.
Dou Wei is indeed incredible. Well worth exploring.
Nova Heart are new and sound very promising with their stripped down italo-esque sound.
Anyway, below: a compilation I put together for some visitors arriving soon, to get them - you know - schooled (somewhat)
包子打狗 -To Hit A Dog With A Meat-Bun [Ròu Bāo Zi Dǎ Gǒu] (A Compilation From The China Underground, 2005-2011)
01. White - 47 Rockets (for Wan Hu)02. 亲爱的艾洛依丝 Dear Eloise - 城堡 Castle03. LasDawn - Expended February04. Hualun - The Songs of Maldoror: Six05. Sunye - Strange Planet06. Hedgehog - 埋葬在阳光下07. 美好药店 (Glamorous Pharmacy) - 崂山道士08. AV Okubo - No. 6 Space Ship09. Ourself Beside Me - Sunday Girl10. Carsick Cars - Kindliness11. Snapline - S#112. Pet Conspiracy - Are You Sure?13. Free The Birds - Take It Off14. Muscle Snog - Fuzz Rabbit15. SMZB - 大武汉 Big Wuhan16. AV Okubo - Love Song
17. Dou Wei (窦唯) - 山秀谷18. 刘坤 Liu Kun - 三国 Three Kingdoms19. Hualun - Memory Tunnel20. Nova Heart - Beautiful Boys21. Free The Birds - Studio Jam (Demo)22. iLoop - Day23. B6 - Fiction City (Urim Salee remix)24. Pet Conspiracy - Don’t You Move (2008 Move The Dog Down To Nanjing version)25. Carsick Cars - Zhong Nan Hai26. Nova Heart - Children Children27. MHP - Tonal of the Rainy Season28. B6 - Fiction City (Ambito remix)29. Betty Chung - Bang Bang30. 李雨寰 Yu Huan Lee - 春意荡漾 Spring Fever
― De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 13:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
the last two tracks are HK and Taiwan artists respectively. Bang Bang is (I think) late 60s or early 70s so the title of the comp. doesn't apply there. And Yu Huan Lee is not really underground. Anyway I like both enough to have included.,
― De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
Taiwanese music is okay for this thread, yeah? I discovered 大嘴巴 (Da Mouth) and have been listening to 流感 pretty much nonstop all week. Admitting this will probably encourage abuse but whatever, it's ace.
― o s– man (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
btw I am utterly utterly open to all similar Taiwanese/Chinese electro/hip hop; also Cantopop/K-pop/J-pop to a lesser extent, but Mandopop doubles as a study guide for me so
― o s– man (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
A few favourites here:
― Just like you, except hot (ShariVari), Thursday, 10 May 2012 07:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
Thanks for that link. I knocked out some Jay Chou the other day, was better than I was expecting.
― o s– man (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 12 May 2012 02:04 (1 year ago) Permalink