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Listen: Global Ear Kowloon tracks

June 2013

Paul Margree's Global Ear: Kowloon article, looks at Hong Kong's underground music makers, and its newest space dedicated to experimental music, Culture Industries Associated (CIA), in The Wire 353.

Based in a disused industrial block in mainland Kowloon, CIA was opened in late 2012 by Xper.Xr, a seasoned outsider musician who released Hong Kong's first Industrial Noise recording, Murmur, in 1989: "I wanted a place where a few different things could happen, a place for exhibitions, seminars, workshops, film clubs and gigs."

01
Xper.Xr

"perfect tense"
from Because I’m Worth It
(Cha-Bashira, 2000)

02
Orgasm Denial

"Untitled"
(unreleased)

03
Alok featuring Wilson Tsang (piano)

"All The Colours Of The Dark"
(Lona Records 3-inch CD)

04
Composers Union Of New Tunes

"The Relationship Between Cats, Global Warming And KJI@"
(unreleased)

05
Fiona Lee

"Delight"
(unreleased)

06
e:ch

"Flux"
from The State Of ___
(self released)

07
Edwin Lo

"Auditory Scenes: Gulangyu #2"
(unreleased)

08
Yellow Crystal

"Improvisation 1"
(Soundcloud)

09
Sin:Ned/e:ch

"Live At LMA Macao, Mar-9 2013"
(unreleased)