Ázijský label Chinabot zameraný na originálnu inovatívnu a experimentálnu hudbu z tohto kontinenta vydáva nový projekt Absolute C.O.U.P. od thajského producenta Pisitakun. Nahrávka obsahuje remixy od Gabber Modus Operandi, Elvin Brandhi či MSHR. 10-trackový album je intenzívnou zvukovou a bojovou výpravou do Thajska. Ak vám je sympatický label či festival Nyege Nyege, Bamba Pana, duo Gabber Modus Operandi alebo surovšia elektronika a techno, jednoznačne odporúčame.
Ďalej prinášame útržok tlačovej správy od vydavateľstva Chinabot:
The tourist board might try to paint Thailand as the Land of Smiles, but in reality, democracy and free expression for Thai citizens seem a far-off dream. The Southeast Asian country has undergone 13 military coups d’états following the Siamese Revolution in 1932, the most in modern history than any other country. “Since I was born I witnessed three different coups: in 1991, 2006 and 2014,” says Thai artist Pisitakun. “The question is stuck in my mind: Why do we have so many coups?”
Pisitakun explores this question on Absolute C.O.U.P. , his second release on Chinabot following 2018’s SOSLEEP. A whirl of hard techno, molam, military marching beats, Thai Pop and traditional Thai instrumentation, the seven-track record is a maximalist tour through the Thai political and psychic landscape, never sacrificing its wicked sense of fun in its pursuit of political justice.
Pisitakun is among the young Thai artists who use oblique playfulness to challenge the ruling powers in the face of censorship and prosecution. “I’m trying to collect the sounds, voices, samples or songs that relates to the coup and make songs from those sources. Each song represents the part of structure that supports the coup,” he says.