I'll pay for anything Alex makes. Some recordings are stand outs over the rest though, and this collection is one of them. Along with Night City, No Fun, Stye Eye... the best.
Favorite track: Ride To No Where.
Here are 3 previously unreleased tracks written roughly around 2006-2012. These are all tracks written with Taiwan in mind...Musically speaking these are all b-sides that never made the cut on "night city", "badlands", double feature" etc, but after a recent visit to Taiwan rekindled the idea of this forgotten, outdated "imaginary homeland" as I got deeper into reading on the topic of Diaspora. As a result, I decided to self-release this compilation of music on the last 2014 Asia tour as a CDR in hopes of connecting with the listeners from Asia, and Taiwan especially.
Tracks like "neon gods & funeral strippers" and "廟街" were previously released on Clandestine Records and Spacebridge (Russia tour tape). But they are all apart of this collection that sprung from childhood memories, folklores (about the haunted Xinhai tunnel) and fictional characters in "廟街" that were a tribute to teenage delinquents in 80's/90's Taiwan/Hong Kong blockbuster gangster films that I grew up watching. Damn those movies were good...
Dedicated to the lost memories of youth and Taiwan.
Alex Zhang Hungtai
May 22, 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal.
released May 21, 2014
All Music written by Alex Zhang Hungtai
Except on track 廟街: Written with The Offset: Spectacles
Vince Li: Guitar
Tom Ng: Guitar
Ou Jian: Bass
Alex Zhang Hungtai: Guitar, Vox