Hidden Gem #70: bod [包家巷] – Orchestra of the Frozen State [冰国乐队]



bod [包家巷]Stumbled on this through XLR8r’s SoundCloud page and and we’re glad we did! bod [包家巷] an LA-based Chinese American artist is a skilled sound craftsman and his double-sided, limited edition tape titled Orchestra of the Frozen State is very left-field but worth exploring.

“The orchestra of the frozen state is the machine, my laptop. It belongs to my past in my estrangement as well as the functions of this estrangement, with what little money my mother had that she spent on my classical training. More often than most kids in the hood, I found myself in a suit, on a stage, in front of a bunch of rich people. Now more often than not, I find myself longing to be there again, a component of a larger system that I could blindly spew my technique into without regard to its meaning.

I made this tape because I don’t know who I am. I understand that this is a common problem, and that most people solve it by looking into their pasts, or connecting with their family, or something. None of these are viable, or possible really. I don’t believe I was ever meant to become a doctor and support family. I can’t see myself moving weight from one city in Arizona to another. I fucked up my voice with smoking so I can’t sing in choir anymore.” bod [包家巷]

Press play below and bask in the wonderous sounds sculptures of bod [包家巷].


Released December 30th 2016




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