Sichuan musician Baishui is a jack of all trades – a film composer, a neo folk hero, an avant-garde renegade, and one of China’s most unique artists.
On his latest, “Sound in Motion: Puzzle Suite” (聲動:拼圖), Baishui attempts to write a “sound poem without words” using simple improvisation instrumental recordings, vocal samples, and field recordings. The second full-length in his “Sound of Motion” series, whose goal is examine the “relationship between sound and movement”, features some ace contributors including sound artists Yao Chunyang, Yuan Tian, and Anna.
It’s a beautifully realized project, where one sound, one voice or one instrument is explored to its deepest lengths. It’s sparse, minimal in its approach yet rich in details and emotion. A must have for anyone interested in the unexpected.