I first heard “Chengdu Tuberculosis Hospital” on the Contemporary Experimental Music from China comp put out by Unexplained Sounds Group. I quickly became obsessed. In fact I should probably pick up this 7”. It’s a contender for my favorite song in recorded music. Check the grammar; that’s correct. The whole EP is a gem, an incredible mix of virtuosic improvisation in transnational folk modes making use of noisy toy cars and shrieking creepy dolls. I love this record.
Favorite track: Chengdu Tuberculosis Hospital.