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LAURENT JEANNEAU (KINK GONG)

LAURENT JEANNEAU (KINK GONG) HAS SPENT YEARS RECORDING RARE AND OBSCURE ETHNIC MUSIC FROM ALL OVER SOUTHEAST ASIA. DURING HIS TRAVELS, HE ALSO COLLECTED VCDS (VIDEO COMPACT DISCS), THE MOST WIDELY AVAILABLE FORMAT IN ASIA FOR EVERYTHING FROM KUNG FU MOVIES TO POP MUSIC VIDEOS. SOME OF THE DISCS CONTAIN STAGED, PSEUDO ETHNIC STADIUM SHOWS, WITH KITSCH MUSIC AND CHOREOGRAPHY, SANCTIONED BY PARTY OFFICIALS AND THE STATE. LAURENT CUT UP SEGMENTS FROM ONE OF THOSE VCDS BUT MUTED THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK AND REPLACED IT WITH HIS OWN ORIGINAL COMPOSITION BASED ON SOUTHERN CHINESE STRING INSTRUMENTS AND VOICES FROM THE NISU PEOPLE IN SOUTH YUNNAN. THE RESULT IS A STUNNING AND HYPNOTIC VIDEO MONTAGE THAT LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE.

 

CHECK OUT LAURENT JEANNEAU’S PROLIFIC FIELD RECORDING PROJECT - KINK GONG - HERE: HTTPS://KINKGONG.BANDCAMP.COM/.

 

YOU CAN ALSO FIND HIS RELEASES ON SEVERAL LABELS, INCLUDING SUBLIME FREQUENCIES, AKUPHONE, AND DISCREPANT.