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The 1978 – 1983
Artist
Chen Yi
ReleaseProduct
The 1978 – 1983
Label
90% Wasser / Reissued by Late-Night Rec.
Catalogue Number
WVINYL024
Release Date
July 2019
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Chen Yi aims for a collective approach of art. As an isolated group of humans/numbers operating directly from a secret place in Chelmsford (UK), they developped a personnal and “bizarre” utilisation of guitars, machines, voices, distortion, giving as result an unconventional regroupment of compositions amongst a lot of lost/unreleased recordings. This is likely what got John Peel interested which leads to an inexplicable CBS contract. More couldn’t be finalised, because CBS suddenly pulled out of the contract. “Due to their raw and alternative ’self-made’ musical approach, they’ve been compared to the likes of Throbbing Gristle, Borghesia & Severed Heads or more underground names as Het Zweet, Biting Tongues…

  1. 1 Stand Up Chen Yi 0:51
  2. 2 Hail Chen Yi 2:00
  3. 3 Commune #17.3.1979 Chen Yi 2:00
  4. 4 Rug Chen Yi 2:00
  5. 5 Wargame Chen Yi 2:00
  6. 6 Chensession #6.4.1978 Chen Yi 2:00
  7. 7 Tape Chen Yi 2:00
  8. 8 Honey Monkey Chen Yi 2:00
  9. 9 Rounder Chen Yi 2:00
  10. 10 Honey Money Chen Yi 2:00
  11. 11 The Chen Yi 0:45
  12. 12 Chensession #20.5.1979 Chen Yi 1:14
  13. 13 Rape Chen Yi 2:00
  14. 14 Potatoheads #21.3.1980 Chen Yi 2:00

Minimal Wave and Post-punk

Experimental and Noise

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