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Mount Buzhou - Lerin / Hystad
Released on April 15, 2014
EXR001 Vinyl, EXR002 CD

Mount Buzhou was an ancient Chinese mythological mountain said to have supported the heavens. The album is based upon field-recordings of traditional Chinese music recorded in Chongqing and Kunming, China. The album combines shimmering ambient soundscapes with traditional Chinese music, post-rock, electronica and drone.

Tracklist.
Jiefangbei (01:49)
Daguan (07:52)
Huang Jue Ping (11:08)
Yangjiaping (05:36)
Cui Hu Park (04:58)
Jialong Lu (07:54)

Available on Vinyl, CD and Digital Download

Digital Downloads are available through iTunes and Amazon

 

Amaterasu - Lerin / Hystad
Released on March 1, 2015
EXR004

Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun in Japanese mythology hid inside the Ama-no-Iwato (heavenly rock cave) depriving the world of her life-giving light after her brother Susanoo had destroyed her rice fields and killed her attendants in a fit of rage. In order to get Amaterasu to come out of the cave the other gods threw a party outside luring her out with music and noise. Amaterasu is based on field-recordings from arcade halls and subway stations in Tokyo and Osaka in Japan recorded in 2013. The album combines these field-recordings with ambient soundscapes, experimental rock, jazz and electronic music.

Tracklist.
1. Shibuya (03:53)
2. Harajuku (04:45)
3. Shinjuku (01:24)
4. Kabukicho (03:45)
5. Ueno (08:14)
6. Roppongi (03:03)
7. Ebisu (03:42)
8. Akihabara (05:56)
9. Nippori (08:55)

Available on Vinyl, CD and Digital Download