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Asiatisch

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01
Shanzhai (For Shanzhai Biennial) [feat. Helen Feng]
Artist: Helen Feng, Fatima Al Qadiri
4:29
 
02
Szechuan
4:48  
03
Wudang
5:28  
04
Loading Beijing
1:12  
05
Hainan Island
2:58  
06
Shenzhen
3:45  
07
Dragon Tattoo
5:31  
08
Forbidden City
1:52  
09
Shanghai Freeway
5:27  
10
Jade Stairs
1:14  
Album Information

Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 36:44

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Wondering Sound

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05.05.14
Imagining China requires more than easy listening.
2014 | Label: Hyperdub / The Orchard

Asiatisch, the first full-length by Brooklyn-based composer, musician and visual artist Fatima Al Qadiri, opens with a familiar melody. Over a bed of female voices, Helen Feng (ex-MTV China VJ and lead singer of Nova Heart) sings in Mandarin to the tune of Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares to You.” Beneath the melody, the choir arrangement shifts and modulates, each voice sampled and replicated into chords. Feng’s words, when translated back into English, amount to nonsense.

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