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about

The Tea Rockers was formed in October 2010.
We were playing an arts festival in Switzerland. We all got to Europe separately, everyone kind of on their individual schedules doing other gigs and things, up until the day of the first concert in Berne, where we finally met up, sound-checked, ate, took a walk, and then did our first show.
That was our first concert ever, although some of us had played together in duo and trio formations previously.
The live recording in Switzerland was released by an Israeli label. It was called “Ceremony”, although in Chinese it was Red Water Oolong, which is the name of the tea we had during the Berne concert. The tea we have determines a lot about what goes on in the music. If it’s a lighter tea, or something that gets us more animated, something relaxing, or just something that will keep you awake, it’s guiding our direction. Or something like that. Anyway, today, the two main relationships between humans and the world are eating and economic consumption. In between the tea that already exists and music that has not yet sounded, we are looking forward to see other relationships by listening intently.
Our tea master at that time was Lao Gu.
In 2015, through the kind invitation of Chongqing record label Men Records, we did the rst performance and recording with our current lineup.
Up until now, everything we’ve done has been improvised. But who knows, we might switch to composition in the future.
Up until now we’ve had very few concerts. Like maybe one or two every other year. Hopefully our number of concerts will increase.
Special thanks to our friend Lasse Marhaug in Oslo who helped us with mixing and mastering. He is perhaps one the most serious tea drinkers in the entire European Noise scene.
Special thanks to our friend Yuen Chee Wai in Singapore who took the task of designing. He drinks tea without concerns of day or night.
And much gratitude to Che Qianzi. One time he was saying he went up on a mountain of tea fields to live for a few months, and saw how hard the tea farmers work. It changes one’s perspective on the significance of a good tea, or a bad one.
— Yan Jun, November 7, 2017. Translated by Li Daiguo

茶博士成立于2010年10月。
那是瑞士的一个艺术节。我们先后到了欧洲,各有各的活动,直到演出当天,在伯尔尼聚齐了,调音,吃饭,溜达,然后演出。
那也是我们第一次一起演出。之前,我们有过各种二重奏、三重奏。
现场录音后来在以色列出版了。叫做《红水乌龙》。是演出时我们喝的茶。喝什么茶,音乐就变成什么样子,清淡的,热烈的,松弛的,不想睡觉的。大致是这样一个意思。毕竟,眼下,人和世界之间最主要的两样关系,一是进食,二是消费,在已经存在的茶和尚未存在的音乐之间,我们悉听尊便,并欢迎其他的关系的发生。
那时候的茶道师是老古。
2015年,蒙重庆门唱片的好意,我们第一次以现在的阵容演出、录音。
迄今为止都是即兴。下次改了作曲也说不定。
迄今为止我们的演出很少。非常少。希望以后多起来。
感谢奥斯陆的朋友拉瑟·马豪格为我们做后期。他可能是欧洲噪音界喝茶最多的人。
感谢新加坡的朋友袁志伟做设计。他喝茶不分昼夜。
感谢老车题字。关于茶,有一次,他说刚刚去茶山上住了几个月,看见茶农那么辛苦,回来以后就觉得,好茶坏茶品起来都有它自己的意思。

——颜峻。2017年11月7日

credits

released May 13, 2018

Li Daiguo // pipa, cello, voice
Wu Na // guqin
Xiao He // ruan, voice, pedals and laptop Xijian // tea
Yan Jun // electronics
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Recorded at Men Studio, Chongqing, June 2015 Recorded by Li Yong and Yu Hang
Executive producer by Xie Jiangchuan
Mixed and mastered by Lasse Marhaug Calligraphy and track entitling by Che Qianzi Designed by Yuen Chee Wai

李带果 // 琵琶、大提琴、人声 巫娜 // 古琴
小河 // 阮、人声、效果器、电脑 喜见 // 茶
颜峻 // 电子
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2015年6月录音于重庆门工作室
录音师 // 李勇、喻航
监制 // 谢江川 混音、母带处理 // 拉瑟.马豪格 标题构思、题字 // 车前子 设计 // 袁志伟

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yan jun Beijing, China

musician and poet based in beijing.
field recording, electronics, voice, body movement etc. sometimes loud and drilling sometimes extremely quiet. some times funny. always simple.

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