This compilation is an attempt to cover a varied range of noise and experimental music from South East Asia. Limited to just over one hour, the CD format does not allow us to fully cover the richness of the scene. However, we did our best to include a diverse group of artists. We have selected female and male artists, DIY and academically trained musicians, and newcomers and established artists.
With exclusive tracks from: Cheryl Ong & Vivian Wang (Singapore); Menstrual Synthdrone (Indonesia); Sodadosa (Indonesia); Nguyễn Hong Giang (Vietnam); Dharma (Singapore); Sound Awakener (Vietnam); Bergegas Mati (Indonesia); GAMNAD737 (Thailand); Goh Lee Kwang (Malaysia); Yandsen (Malaysia); Teresa Barrozo (The Philippines); Musica Htet (Myanmar).
Check the track info for a biography of each artist.
This compilation is a companion of the book Not Your World Music: Noise in South East Asia that you can order with or without CD following this link : words.hushush.com
Softcover and (free) PDF versions are available.
A book about art, politics, identity, gender and global capitalism
From academic electronic music to do-it-yourself noise in South East Asia. Contemporary and past noise, electroacoustic, industrial, experimental music and sound art in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. With political, historical and sociological essays, exclusive interviews with artists and organizers, as well as an extensive bibliography of popular music from South East Asia and a thorough discography of noise and experimental music artists.
"The first book aiming to chart the spread of noise music across South East Asia" - The Wire Magazine.