Dark Paradise Records I6 Royal Beluga
製作人－鄭各均（音速死馬Sonic Deadhorse）：「約2004年開始，我習慣在網路尋找新音樂，現在我成為重度SoundCloud使用者。幾乎所有的新曲風跟合輯artist都是在上面diggin到的，只有巷仔內的人才會注意到他們；他們沒有什麼社群影響力或能見度，從沒上過Pitchfork、The FADER、Noisey…之類的媒體，但都有一個共同點就是作品『非常非常厲害』。」
《派樂黛I6 皇室白鯨》匯集各國深藏不露的電子精英：來自日本慶應大學的Kei Toriki，作品融合Breakcore跟巨大又催淚的Riff及音牆；Ghost of 3.13（羅馬尼亞）擅長融合東歐小調民樂，有著細膩Glitch與歌德吉他的Dark wave；Achun（澳門）則由製作人牽線和台中客家電音女伶Jill Stark合作，沒想到一拍即合，創造出Afro、Footwork結合客家古調的潮Grooving舞曲；紐約前知名實驗組合Gang Gang Dance鼓手個人Project - Dutch E Germ帶來微分音且實驗迷走的Drone音樂；發掘自德國廠牌，從雲南昆明來的Broken Thoughts作品一貫地極簡優雅，低頻卻暴烈奔走。
ZZY（里斯本）的Beats總是唯美、碎裂地包覆各式曲風；Yannick Barman（瑞士）吹得一手厲害小號，利用層層小號堆疊出溫暖動人的聲響；日本IDM界非常知名的Umio，在曲子裡以各種難以捉摸的Glitch Beat藏著令人著迷的旋律；製作人Sonic Deadhorse不僅獻上其中一首作品，並且與薩克斯手謝明諺另組即興組合Non-Confined Space，創造出實驗電子揉合當代爵士樂的作品。
"This habit of hunting for music on the net began in 2004. Now I'm an uber-heavy user of SoundCloud. That's where I found almost all the artists featured in this album. They may not have massive exposure or influence on the social media; but the one thing they have in common is that they are all mind-blowingly awesome." --- Sonic Deadhorse, producer.
Dark Paradise Records, a Taiwanese independent electronic record label, has been releasing electronic compilation albums since 2015. This year's Dark Paradise Records I6: Royal Beluga, their sixth comp album, is delivered to you from the masterful hands of electronic producer extraordinaire Sonic Deadhorse. And for the first time, the scopes have been expanded far and wide to include more hidden talents from all over the world. We take great pleasure in bringing to the Taiwanese audience electronic music masterpieces as impactful and diverse as these.
First artist on our list is Kei Toriki from Keio University, Japan. The active guitarist in several post-hardcore bands brings us a wonderful blend of breakcore with tear-jerking riffs and clusters. Next up is Ghost of 3.13 (Romania), who excels at incorporating Eastern European folk into his work, with delicate touches of glitch and gothic dark wave. Achun (Macau) is matched by producers to collaborate with Hakka electronics singer Jill Stark from Taichung. The unexpected pair clicked from the start and gave birth to a groovy dance number that's part Afro, part footwork, and part traditional Hakka. Dutch E Germ, drummer from experimental combo Gang Gang Dance, brings us his solo project, a fascinating experimental microtonal piece. The work by Broken Thoughts (Kunming, Yunnan), first discovered by a German label, is consistently minimalist and elegant, yet emits stormy quality with powerful bass.
"The pieces included are all by artists that I really like and have long admired. Maybe in this age of information explosion, the visibility of truly killer music is getting lower and lower; and it is getting harder and harder to come across amazing works through diggin." --- Deadhorse Cheng, producer
The beats of ZZY (Lisbon) are always beautiful with the use of fragmentation to cover all styles of music. Master trumpeter Yannick Barman (Switzerland) uses layers of his instrument to stack and build a warm and moving construction. Japan's IDM star Umio crafts his work with a variety of elusive glitch beats hidden in the fascinating melody. Producer Sonic Deadhorse joins the lineup not only with one of his works but also teamed up with saxophonist Minyen Hsieh to form the impromptu combo ‘Non-Confined Space’ to churn out a number that combines experimental electronic and contemporary jazz.
Enjoy the wonders of truly amazing music in Dark Paradise Records I6: Royal Beluga!
01. A room without walls, and the horizon - Kei Toriki
02. Inevitable Silence - The Ghost Of 3.13
03. Persuading Song (feat. Jill Stark) - Achun
04. cheche - Dutch E Germ
05. Things Kept Falling - Broken Thoughts
06. Diplura - ZZY
07. Colour Darkening - Yannick Barman
08. untitled#1 - Non-Confined Space
09. No End in Sight For The Rain - Sonic Deadhorse
10. Hangnail – Umio