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ARTIST
TITLE
Spring Snow
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MA 006LP MA 006LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/15/2022

Spring Snow is a compilation of eight leading experimental artists from different cultures and musical backgrounds who were asked to freely reflect on the word, nostalgia. The word, nostalgia, in particular comes from the Greek "nostos" (homecoming) and "algos" (pain), which are reflected on both sides of the record. Li Yilei's "SHI", meaning "time" in Japanese, sets the stage with its free-form synth notes and traverse rhythms. The listener is then presented with a memory of an orchestra, conducted by Lucy Liyou, leading to euphoric moments from Sawako and Gonima. The latter half explores the melancholic and sometimes painful side of nostalgia and youth. Forest Management opens the journey with a late-night rumination, which seems to loop endlessly. Jiyoung Wi, from South Korea, reflects on her birth and upbringing, and leverages her own voice to narrate the story. Things take a deeper turn with Gaël Segalen's "The Bed of Wewa", which paints a rougher picture with its noisy soundscapes, pounding synth notes, and synthetic voices. The trip concludes with Evicshen's rumbling and noisy track, titled "Inguinal". Artwork design by Steffany Tran. Mastering and lacquer completed by Frédéric Alstadt.