We are very excited to announce our new release!!
Their first vinyl press! Taiwan’s heavy electric duo 破地獄 Scattered Purgatory
and our first release from South Korea! a new album of ambient synth duo from Seoul TENGGER.
破地獄 Scattered Purgatory – “山險峻/Sua-Hiam-Zun”
●Release date: Oct 22nd 2017
●ltd 300 coloured vinyl is only available from our site.
“Sua-Hiam-Zun” was based on their original drone metal/psychedelic folk style, but the duo had been diving deeper into synthesizer layering, sequencing. While keeping their original ambience, they combined krautrock influences such as Popol Vuh and Cluster to industrial music influences such as SPK in this recording, giving the ancient ethereal vibe a new modern sound texture.
Formed in Taipei, Taiwan in 2013, comprised of member Lu Li-Yang and Lu Jiachi, Scattered Purgatory is a name derived from a Taoist ritual which expiates the souls of the innocent from a state in between life and death and then at last, release.
Growing up in Taipei, where two wheeled transportations are popular, the basin city of such population density and humidity had inspired their sound distinctively differentiates from the US west coast desert drone. If we use Taiwan new cinema wave in 80s as the analogy, the massive use of longshots of those films expressed a different halo from the Western Spaghetti; Scattered Purgatory’s sound expresses an soundscape to the world by using a familiar approach – but with an oriental narration geographically and spiritually.
TENGGER – “SEGYE”
●Release date: Oct 10th 2017
●ltd 100 cassette tapes
Segye was recorded during October to November, in 2016 in Seoul. At that time, million people were doing demonstration against the president. “Slow Slow Quick Quick” where they recorded this was located near the demonstration cite, and this record is heavily influenced by the experience.
The continuous layers of Indian harmonium along with thick analog synthesizer throws listeners into outer space.
When Itta’s voice comes in, however, it pulls you back down to the earth and soaks you up into the ground.
Each listener can experience a different trip through listening to this album.
For fans of Laraaji, Cluster, and Emerald.
TENGGER is an electronic psychedelic /drone musical band and traveller family. itta(Voice, Indian Harmonium, Toys/ Korean female artist) and Marqido(Analogue Synthesizers: Japanese male artist) formed under the name of ’10’ in 2005. based in Seoul, South Korea and has been touring extensively in Asia, Europe, USA. With the birth of their son RAAI in 2012, the duo evolved into TENGGER and started a new journey, since 2013. Travel(as spiritual experience in real environments) and audience’s feedback have been the central themes of their works.
Guruguru Brain is a record label based in Tokyo, Japan since 2014.
Guruguru Brain has been based in Amsterdam since 2017.
We focus on underground music from Asia.
●EUROPE/UK - Forte Music Distribution (UK/EU)
●Clear Spot (NL/EU)
●NORTH AMERICA - The Business