River EP

by Zen Lu

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[ETA-EP 002]

"[...] Delicate crackles, long form drone, the repeated tinkle of a piano, and sparse (processed) percussion sounds make up a highly atmospheric piece of music. [...] it's a fine, if not really surprising, piece of music." (Frans de Waard - Vital Weekly)

Zen Lu is an experimental electronic musician, sound artist, new media artist, events curator living in Shenzhen (Guangdong, China). Zen Lu’s minute, meticulous and minimalist digital music style as well as events organized by him and his label have played a major role in bringing a new wave of artistic activities to Shenzhen and changing the cultural landscape of the city which has been long considered a cultural desert. During the whole 2012 he was busy co-organising the biggest autumn festival in Shenzhen, called “ChoP Festival - Polish Experimental Music in China”. After the busy time Zen finally had some time to start thinking about his new album. He came back to his hometown, where he grew up, and recovered the memories from his childhood creating an amazing EP called “River”

Zen Lu about the EP: “It was the time of the Chinese New Year 2013 when I returned to my hometown. It is a small city called Zongyang located in the Yangtze River in Anhui province, China. I went to see the mighty river which gave so much for the people of China. Actually, I was afraid of the river when I was a kid. It has always been so mysterious, deep and full of unknown dangers. I was standing at the river bank for a long time and decided to take some field recordings. I think that moment was so beautiful and also a little bit sad. Now I live far away from the “River” but it is an indispensable part of my memory.”

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released April 23, 2013

special thanks: my Parents, Grzegorz Bojanek @ ETALABEL, Ying, YoYo, Dickson Dee @ Noise Asia, Jarek Grzesica @ Art and Technology Fundation, Mateusz Bąkała

composed and recorded by: Zen Lu
cover photo by: Zen Lu
cover design by: Mateusz Bąkała

© 2013 | published by www.etalabel.com | ETA-EP 002

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ETALABEL was founded in 2005 by Grzegorz Bojanek. Its main goal is to support young up-and-coming electronic, experimental and ambient artists by providing a larger platform to promote their unique and exceptional works. So far, our label has been a good start for several artists who are now well-known in Poland's local scene, and even worldwide. ... more

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