Tzusing - 東方不敗
After three stand out eps over the last three years for L.I.E.S. Tzusing delivers his debut lp for the label. Here we get seven tracks of precison crafted electronics, unmistakenly taking the artists signature industrial fueled sound and opening it up to a new dimension far beyond the typical metal beat clang. Emotional, dark and powerful, the album title taken literally means "Invincible East" based on a character (a swordsman) in a Jin Yong novel who must make the ultimate sacrifice to attain knowledge and transform. The narrative goes in hand with the artists observations living and travelling throughout Asia and provides a haunting soundtrack for a bleak future where few dare to subvert the power structures at hand.
Tzusing - A Name Out of Place Pt. 3
Tzusing returns to L.I.E.S. with his third and (final?) "Name out of Place" ep after two now sought after percusors leading up to this one.Again we are not disappointed as the massive opener "Face of Electric" hits hard taking a typical breakbeat formula and adding some sort of bizarre ritualistic element like the Zulu Nation or George Kranz in a ceremony at a steel factory. Emotional Eater slows the tempo down, but again the machines grind hard with tinges of acid, heavy rhythms and sparse vocals moving in and out, while the closer "R" is a stripped down beater made for mixing. Top stuff from the in demand producer.