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CORE IN CHINA – Presented by Painkiller Magazine

PAINKILLERLadies and Gentlemen – It is revealed! CORE IN CHINA was included in issue number 48 of the Painkiller Heavy Music Magazine as CD!!!

We are very proud that our project attracted so much attention not just overseas, but also in China itself, so that the guys of Painkiller decided to include the CD as free gimnick in their magazine to be distributed nation-wide!!!

For those who haven’t listened to the CD yet, get a free download copy here!

Hail metal!!!

 

Free Downloads & Band Introductions

Rock in China is featuring two new sections on our wiki Main Page:

  • Music Downloads
  • Who’s that band? (Band Introductions)

Everytime you are visiting our main page, a randomly selected FREE online download of Chinese music is shown along with a random band introduction to some of the hottest bands of China! Come again, come often!

 

CORE IN CHINA – available on Xiami, Google Music and Top100.cn

CORE IN CHINA is now available on Google Music, Top100.cn and Xiami!

CORE IN CHINA | Official Release Post | Tell Us What You Think

Hereby the compilation record CORE IN CHINA is officially released worldwide! It had been some busy five months (January – May 2012) that we worked on getting the songs lined up, mastered and uploaded on various internet services for the global release.

As such, cutting things short and keeping it essential, download the album (ZIP) or go to either bandcamp, soundcloud or last.fm to listen to it online and download it. All songs have been mastered by Björn Sonderman in Germany and we have received two splendid cover arts which were contributed by Joe Wu and NERVE Magazine!

Spread the word! Share the compilation and send it to your friends! CORE IN CHINA is alive and the twenty bands we have chosen for this first edition are hungry to show you what China is: Heavy! Whether its the electronicore of Thyhazard or the hardcore of King Ly Chee, these bands deserve to be listened to!

Please tell us what you think of the songs, of the bands, the cover, the project itself, the impression you got and what you think of when you listen to “Liar” or “End of Me”. Write it in the comments below!

Tracklist

  1. Why Lazy – Dying in the dream 04:35 (mp3)
  2. NewTank – The Dreamer 04:22 (mp3)
  3. Meat Sucks – Buried the Truths 04:54 (mp3)
  4. Ordnance – Ask for a justification 03:44 (mp3)
  5. Partisan – Selfish 03:18 (mp3)
  6. Monkey King – Until You Come 05:31 (mp3)
  7. Multi-Ego – End of Me 04:01 (mp3)
  8. Mensheng – 故謠 Ballad of Fallen 04:54 (mp3)
  9. Die In Velvet – 每天生每天死 03:59 (mp3)
  10. Ashtemato – Joker 05:06 (mp3)
  11. Saving Molly – To My Friend 02:58 (mp3)
  12. Luktomo – We Are Luktomo 06:41 (mp3)
  13. Beyond Cure – Self Destruction 04:34 (mp3)
  14. DustFall – Dawn Late 06:02 (mp3)
  15. Thyhazard – Liar 04:58 (mp3)
  16. King Ly Chee – 在路上 feat. Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid) 03:29 (mp3)
  17. Shut Up! Shut Down! – Bros Holds On Firm Bloods 03:14 (mp3)
  18. Raving Jokes – No Vain 04:07 (mp3)
  19. The Falling – Circle II Circle 04:50 (mp3)
  20. Mary Dolls – 2012 04:14 (mp3)

Download the whole album as ZIP.

Gimnicks

Not only is the overall compilation free, but Rock in China has also compiled further information on the ‘core scene of China that will help everybody to understand what is happening in the scene:

  1. Read The ‘Core of China – Deathcore, Metalcore, Post Hardcore, Nintendocore, our accompanying article about the CORE scene of China.
  2. Regional Love: CORE IN CHINA has been listened to, shared, downloaded and talked about in France, Germany, the USA and China.
  3. Since the inofficial release as sneak previewed by Beijing Daze,  CORE IN CHINA was downloaded over 600 times (bandcamp), with additional 200 downloads on Soundcloud and it was listened to over 5000 times across various servers.

Experimental music from and in Beijing | Pangbianr’s Take No. 2

Pangbianr has done it again! They have made good quality music available for free for interested listeners worldwide! In their own words:

This year’s compilation documents fresh-born newcomers, the deepening maturity of the Beijing 20-something noise set, and new moves from the Old Guard. In the last year, new bands like Mr. Ray (Beijing) and Stalin Gardens(Shanghai) have sprung up to say, “I see that weird post-punk shit you’re doing and we can do it too, and better, and younger!” In the last year the college-age-ish crowd around D-22′s Zoomin’ Night came into their own, reaching a peak just in time for the last ever Zoomin’ Night in January, mourning & celebrating the end of D-22‘s near 6-year life. The Zoomin’ kids have caught the attention of their forerunners, prompting scene godfatherYan Jun to include some of the young bucks in his recent “improv committees.”

Here are the Credits & Track Notes:

Cover artLulu Chow

1. Fat City – “Familiar (熟悉)”

outtake from the Fat City/Luxinpei “Super Split”:gbjd.bandcamp.com/album/super-split

2. Stalin Gardens – “Osteosarcoma”
demo track from new Shanghai band: site.douban.com/sg

3. 1/2 Heavy Korean – “乃哥的歌 (Joe’s Song)”
practice room recording, April 2011. more here: soundcloud.com/halfhk

4. MeiZhiYong (梅志勇) – “Good swing”
new, unreleased track from Northeastern China’s MeiZhiYong. check out his cassette label, Fuzz Tape: fuzztape.com

5. Xiao Hong Yu Xiao Xiao Hong (小红与小小红) – “未命名 (unnamed song)”
live @ D-22′s final Zoomin’ Night, 10 January 2012. recorded by Zhu Wenbo.site.douban.com/xhyxxh

6. Mr. Ray – “鱼 (fish)”
live at D-22′s Zoomin’ Night, 11 October 2011. recorded by Zhu Wenbo.site.douban.com/mystery

7. Carsick Cars + Li Qing + Yang Fan – “Fishing”
studio outtake, 17 February 2012

8. Chui Wan (吹万) – “new song/improv (新歌/即兴)”
live @ D-22′s final Zoomin’ Night, 10 January 2012. recorded by Will Griffithsite.douban.com/chuiwan

9. Soviet Pop – “System * System”
Live recording of Soviet Pop`s “System * System” performance at Three Shadows Photography Gallery in Beijing, 24 April 2011. They used one 4-track recorder, two cassette players, and two modular synths. They recorded 4 different tracks of sound at different speeds. The samples are from Stockhausen and Tenjo Sajiki. more info on Soviet Pop:site.douban.com/sovietpop

10. Vagus Nerve (迷走神经) – “A Recurrence of 3600 Years”
Vagus Nerve is Li Jianhong and Vavabond. This is the last track on the unreleased Vagus Nerve album “Go Back to the Sirus.”

11. Ad Hoc Improv Committee (临时即兴委员会) – “Half-Animal workshop (excerpt)”
Ad Hoc Improv Committee plays at Half-Animal workshop (music as field recording), 1 March 2012, The Pavilion, Beijing. artists: Yan Jun, Olaf Hochherz, Yan Yulong, Zhang Shouwang, Li Zenghui, Li Qing, Shi Yang, VAVABOND, Iku Sakan. workshop concept by: Olaf Hochherz.

Post Rock from Beijing | Free Compilation online

It seems the Chinese scene is slowly waking up and producing some fine free music online compilations dedicated to introducing Chinese music to the Western world. First there was “We Are Shanghai” and now there is “Beijing Post Rock“. Interestingly enough for me for I did not know too many Post Rock bands from the capital.

In the past mostly No Beijing-derived rock bands were mentioned in the media, especially with attendance of this years SXSW festival in the USA. Download the compilation from bandcamp, share it, forward it and send it to blogs in Europe! Spread the word! And prepare your sound system for another assault coming in May: CORE IN CHINA.

Listen to three songs of the compilation:

Free Music from Shanghai | Next Year’s Love | Noisy Rock

Straight outta Shanghai and with a pretty cool cover comes noise rock band Next Year’s Love and their latest self-titled EP.

Andy Best pointed them out to me, when I visited him in Shanghai and we had the chance to seem the live! Three young energetic girls playing noisy music for noisy people.


Next Year’s Love a video by Azchael on Flickr.

And now they have released their record with the help of Andy and his Qu Records record label. Kuddos to that and thanks for sharing the music on bandcamp. Interested in what others said? Read a review on Pangbianr and Smart Shanghai.