Sleeping Dogs Lie 98: Red

redSet up in 2003, Lona Records is an independent label in Hong Kong preoccupied with producing alternative/experimental music. In December 2005, they launched a series of 3″ CDR singles as an attempt to explore the aesthetic boundaries of experimental sound. Each 3″ CDR or 3″ DVDR features musical/multi-media works by independent artists from across the world, including the U.K., U.S., Italy, Sweden, mainland China, and Hong Kong etc. Each volume is released in a limited numbered edition of 50. From droning to clicks n’ cuts, from glitch to avant-garde, from ambient to extreme noise, they venture off the beaten path and bring all sorts of exciting sounds to a worldwide audience. Their 3″ series has attracted more and more great artists/bands, both new and established, from near and afar, to lay in Lona’s hands the products of their sonic experiments. Open-ended and ever-evolving, this series is rolling on and on—breaking new ground, transcending more boundaries. Alongside the 3″ series they also release CDs in larger size and quantity, which include the official album Hou Guan Yin of FM3 + Dou Wei from Beijing , the first official album She Traded Her Leg of Jeffrey Bützer from the United States, and the debut EP and album of The Yours from Hong Kong.

RED is the first compilation of Lona Records’ Color Series. RED is a massive 3-CD compilation (including 28 pages A5 size booklet) that goes beyond genre and pigeon holes. In RED, Lona Records invited 16 pioneering Chinese sound artists and musicians from China, Hong Kong and overseas to present their interpretation on the color red. The result is a radical and eclectic mix of experimental sounds, extreme noises, and atmospheric instrumentations.

01 Li Jianhong: “Red” (00:39) from “Red” (2009)
02 Yan Jun: “Re(a)d Garden, Sound Forks in the Rain” (09:53) from “Red” (2009)
03 ZenLu: “Sunset” (04:21) from “Red” (2009)
04 Wilson Tsang: “black FLIGHT AT red NIGHT” (03:39) from “Red” (2009)
05 Kim Tak Building: “The Man Who Sprayed into the Forest” (06:05) from “Red” (2009)
06 Vsop: “Noble Savage” (04:53) from “Red” (2009)
07 Bai Tian: “Red” (06:40) from “Red” (2009)
08 KWC: “Hometone” (19:31) from “Red” (2009)
09 Wang Changcun: “Dream Receiver” (04:38) from “Red” (2009)
10 Fathmount: “Part 1” (21:15) from “Red” (2009)
11 Torturing Nurse: “Spoken Word” (00:36) from “Red” (2009)