kink gong - voices (experimedia.net preview) by Experimedia published on 2013/05/09 16:12:55 +0000 *Excerpts from the album. Now available from Experimedia.net.* *Follow up to 2011 ALBUM OF THE YEAR "Xinjiang".* His contributions to Sublime Frequencies may be more notable, but Laurent Jeanneau has steadily been raising the Kink Gong profile with a steady stream of limited LPs and self-released CD-Rs over the past several years. "Voices" focuses on the titular theme with basis of recordings made throughout Asia, but, as always, that is just the starting point for these pieces that are then edited, overlaid, and augmented by acoustic and electronic instrumentation. This gives Jeanneau the freedom to pair otherwise disjointed sounds together, including the clanging percussion and vocal incantations of "Dapcymbalwukhmu" that take on the form of a spiritual devotional before getting torn apart by a torrid electronic frequency half way through its runtime. "Voices" is both a special aural document and one of considerable compositional talents. Truly a one of a kind recording. - Ryan Potts, Experimedia Laurent Jeanneau's, aka Kink Gong's, electronic project continues on Discrepant. Since the end of the '90s, Laurent Jeanneau, also an integral Sublime Frequencies contributor, has been recording the music of mostly endangered minorities of South East Asia. Alongside his relentless pursuit of remote, exotic, and unpublished musical traditions, he also started creating electronic versions by combining raw recordings with natural sounds, archive material and electronically-treated sounds. For Voices, Laurent based his alternate re-versions around the extensive voice recordings he made on location in the southern regions of Yunnan and Guizhou in China as well as in Sapa, North Vietnam, and Phongsaly, Northern Laos. The compositions contain unedited acoustic recordings, computer modified parts, sound collages and acoustic recordings of people and instruments. All tracks were recorded on location and re-arranged by Laurent Jeanneau in Dali, China. Special vinyl one-time pressing of 300 copies mastered and cut at Dubplates + Mastering by Rashad Becker.