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[15th SEP] downy Live In Hong Kong [Advanced / Online Ticket are available now]

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自2000年出道以來,日本Indie樂隊downy就注定難以被定形。

由日印混血兒青木Robin擔任主音歌手兼結他手,加上結他手青木裕、低音結他手仲俣和宏、鼓手秋山隆彦,以及VJ柘榴所組成的downy,初出道時正值Post-Rock旺盛期,而他們於2001年發表的首張專集《無題》,也因布滿Post-Rock基因,而被認為是這音樂體系的一份子。

經歷過拆夥(2004年)和重組(2013年),downy一而再、再而三,總共發表了六張同樣稱為《無題》的專集,要Google資料或買碟時,都要加倍小心,偶一大意隨時買錯或買多。不過,音樂風格上,downy並不如碟名般專一,由Post-Rock玩到Math Rock、Post-Hardcore、Experimental Rock、Indie Rock等,林林種種重型又虛幻的聲音混為一體,他們可以什麼都是,他們也可以什麼都不是,當中不變是那沉重、灰暗和無奈的氛圍。

作為downy的fromtman,青木Robin除了作品創作外,他還聯同MONO的Taka Goto與envy的河合信賢,於去年開始舉辦音樂節《AFTER HOURS》,是希望將日本展現出日本音樂與藝術的不同面向。主題概念都不過是虛幻飄渺,演出陣容才是重要根基,《AFTER HOURS》今年4月第二屆演出,參與名單份量勁得嚇人,三位舉辦者所屬樂隊當然不可少,當看見toe、Boris、tricot、World’s End Girlfriend、Mouse On The Keys等一隊隊不同風格樂隊,可見這音樂節的強大。

downy的唱片一直在本地Indie圈廣泛流傳,十多年來都是聽日本Indie不可不知的名字,十多年後終於有機會一睹downy現場演出的風采,過往在第三和第四張《無題》兩碟中,聽過和看過他們演出片段,那份澎湃,那份緊湊,那份激情,不用再透過音響器材的傳播,而是毫無阻隔地呈現眼前,親歷其境的零距離感覺,永遠是最好的。

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Date: Sep 15th (Friday)
Time: door open at 19:30, start at 20:00
VENUE : Music Zone @ E-max, KITEC
1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
九龍灣國際展貿中心 (九龍灣展貿徑1號)

Ticket Price: HKD$340 (ADV)* / HKD$350 (ONLINE)** / HKD$400 (WALK-IN)

* 預售門票現以於 White Noise Records 獨家發售
* Advance ticket is now available exclusively at White Noise Records.

** online ticketing is available now at whitenoiserecords.org
** Plus $10.00 HKD service fee

Ticket Outlet:
White Noise Records (Enquiry: 2591 0499)
九龍太子上海街720號1樓(旺角站A2出口)
1/F, 720 Shanghai Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon (Mongkok Station A2 EXIT)

Total Information / 節目查詢: 9309 3659 (Gary)
email: whitenoiserecordshk@gmail.com
White Noise Records: www.whitenoiserecords.org l www.facebook.com/WhiteNoiseRec
Presenter: White Noise
Art Direction : Adonian Chan (Trilingua http://www.trilingua.hk)
Acknowledgement: Felicity, Music Zone@E-Max
Equipment Sponsor: Tom Lee Music

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downy (Japan)
Formed in April 2000, downy is a 5 piece rock band who feature a ‘visual specialist’ amongst their ranks. Their live performance is a true fusion of the audio and visual, appealing to both the audience’s visual and aural senses – something that the band has helped to pioneer. Each individual member is also an active musician in their own right, receiving ringing endorsements from musicians both within Japan and beyond. The band went on hiatus in 2004, only to return in 2013 and then play Fujirock Festival the following year, summer 2014. Their latest album, released in September 2016, is their 6th full length album, entitled “6th Album -‘Untitled’”.

[20th May] dadamachines workshop at white noise records -Free Entry-

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dadamachines workshop at white noise records

we are honored to host a special event dadamachines workshop at White Noise in store on 20th May. Dada Machines is a Berlin and Munich based music technology project. This event is welcome to all musicians or non-musicians of all ages to explore novel ways of creating and making music.

During this workshop, Johannes Elias Lohbihler (creator of Dada Machines) will introduce this limitless project and tell us about its stories; also electronic musician Heimer will introduce his collaboration with Dada Machines’ toolkit in his live-set.

we also invite you to play, create your own unique sound!

Advance seat reservation: please email us the name, cell phone number to whitenoiserecordshk@gmail.com

《White Noise X dadamachines 聲音工作坊:製造自己的聲音》

White Noise今次請來dadamachines合作舉行工作坊,為的是讓大家親手製造聲音。

dadamachines是來自德國柏林、慕尼黑的音樂創意科技工作室,主腦Johannes Elias Lohbihler除了是Dada Machines核心人物,他發明了名為the automat toolkit的器材,讓用家可以隨意地借此來製作聲效,牌九、噹噹、搖鼓,甚至是水,全都可以變成樂器來。

是次活動,Johannes除了解構the automat toolkit設計理念和背後故事外,電子音樂人Heimer更會一同利用the automat toolkit作現場演出。歡迎音樂人與非音樂人親臨參與,一起玩奏,一起動手製作完全屬於個人的獨特聲音。

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What is dadamachines?
dadamachines is a Berlin-based studio launching the automat toolkit, a MIDI-controlled music toolkit that allows anyone, regardless of music skill level,
to turn the real world into their instrument. The core of the toolkit is the automat, an arduino-compatible plug-and-play MIDI-controller with 12 DC outputs. The automat can be used with your favorite music software or hardware. The toolkit includes the automat and a series of solenoid beaters that plug in to 12 outputs allowing you to tap, ping and knock on anything.

Who is behind dadamachines?
dadamachines is the project of Berlin-based Creative Technologist and DJ – Johannes Lohbihler. Johannes grew up in Bavaria, hailing from a line of seven generations of carpenters. Growing up among the Weilheim music scene that included acts such as the Notwist, Lali Puna and Acid Pauli – Johannes was interested in music from early on. He started DJing and found inspiration to bring together electronic music production and analog tools – combining his background as a craftsman and passion for music. During his masters studies in interaction design, Johannes began developing a simple plug-and-play kit that made music machines accessible to everyone – that project became dadamachines.

Heimer
Heimer is a Berlin based electronic musician, producer and visual artist. With equal footing in hip-hop, electronic and pop, his work bridges countless genres like grime[1], skweee[2], bass[3], footwork[4], jazz & soul. Sounds collide and blend into a distinctive kaleidoscope, striking a balance between joyful, intricate compositions and bold, colorful melodies. Born and grown in East Berlin, Heimer taught himself how to fix, customize and create home-made and found musical equipment, and in doing so, discovered his passion and fascination for electronic music and sonic exploration. Heimer released music and collaborations on !K7, Karaoke Kalk and recently debut his full-length solo LP “Teilzeit Swag”, alongside a 4-track EP “Beverly the Hill” on Tomlab.

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Date: May 20th (Saturday)
Time: 4:00pm~6:00pm
VENUE : White Noise Records
White Noise Records (1/F, 720 Shanghai Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon)
九龍太子上海街720號1樓(旺角站A2出口)

FREE ENTRY
Advance seat reservation: please email us the name, cell phone number to whitenoiserecordshk@gmail.com

Total Information / 節目查詢: 9309 3659 (Gary)
email: whitenoiserecordshk@gmail.com
White Noise Records: www.whitenoiserecords.org l www.facebook.com/WhiteNoiseRec
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(22th-April) Record Store Day In-Store party

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不經不覺,原來Record Store Day已經來到第十個年頭,而今年也是我們White Noise第三年參與是次活動。

也許Record Store Day早已mark在你的手機記事中,不過這活動卻難免成為一個「商業」活動,畢竟唱片店是以買賣唱片為生,不論明目有幾巧立,不論本意有幾變質,若然當中沒錢銀交易,有幾多乜Day勿Day也是徒然,唱片店始終沒法生存下來。

今年4月22日,White Noise的Record Store Day日,繼續跟夥計說:「照舊!」有二手黑膠、CD,有DJ現場演出,買唱片當然開心到極點,上來”Just to say hi.”也無任歡迎,逛唱片店親手拿唱片上手的經驗未成化石前,趁早就是趁早。

Record Store Day will going turns 10th Anniversary this year, also 3rd year which we’re celebrates at the store.
Besides RSD items (selected), Used CDs, Vinyls. We also inviting Guiddo, K-Melo and Preservation play some sweet beats all day long. Let’s come and celebrate RSD on 22th-April.

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Date : 22 / 4 / 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 11am start til late
Address : White Noise Records (1/F, 720 Shanghai Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon)
FREE ENTRY / BYOB

Participating DJs:
Guiddo (Vinylhouse / Beats In Space Records)
K-Melo (TheGetUp!/JazzySport HK)
Preservation (Mon Dieu Music)
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(10th-March) Sundays & Cybele シベールの日曜日 – Chaos & Systems Live In Hong Kong [SOLD OUT]

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Japanese Underground對香港Indie界來說,一直都是這麼遠那麼近。

過往曾來港演出的相關名字,說多不多,但數下來,其實也不少,有前輩級的灰野敬二與Acid Mother Temple,又有近代的水晶の舟(Suishou no Fune),而今次主角輪到Sundays & Cybele(シベールの日曜日)。

Sundays & Cybele來自北海道函館,現紮根於東京。樂隊於2004年組成,名字源自1962年由Serge Bourguignon執導的同名法國經典電影(法文名字:Les Dimanches de Ville d’Avray),現在一行四人陣容包括主音歌手兼結他手坪內和夫、結他手中田雄也、低音結他手西野匡彥和鼓手見上慎太郎。出道多年來,Sundays & Cybele先後發表多張作品,由2008年的處男專集《Sundays & Cybele》到將於今年3月面世的第六張專集《Chaos & Systems》,產量不多也不少。作為Japanese Underground一份子,Sundays & Cybele身上固然不缺Psychedelic Rock,不過他們並非只得一招走天涯,時而幽深的Acid Rock、時而虛無的Raga,還少不了傳統東洋民謠,他們是Les Rallizes Denudes遇上Ghost,也是60年代The Rolling Stones遇上Blue Cheer。

由唱片走到舞台,Sundays & Cybele將這份狂野與醉幻,更自由更奔放地展現出來,就如他們的著名作品《Almost
Heaven》一樣,錄音室版本是引人進入興奮狀態,而現場版本則是到達高潮的一刻,要知道差一點進入天堂與身處天堂是有所不同的。

3月10日於Hidden Agenda齊來領悟興奮與高潮的分別。
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Date: March 10th (Friday)
Time: door open at 19:30, start at 20:00
VENUE : Hidden Agenda
香港九龍觀塘鴻圖工業大廈 G/F 觀塘鴻圖道 80 號 (觀塘鐵路站)
G/F Hung To Industrial Building,80 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

opening Act: 意色樓 AN ID SIGNAL

Ticket Price: HKD$240 (ADV)* / HKD$250 (ONLINE)** / HKD$290 (WALK-IN)

* 預售門票現以於 White Noise Records 獨家發售
* Advance ticket is now available exclusively at White Noise Records.

** online ticketing is available now at whitenoiserecords.org
** Plus $10.00 HKD service fee

Ticket Outlet:
White Noise Records (Enquiry: 2591 0499)
九龍太子上海街720號1樓(旺角站A2出口)
1/F, 720 Shanghai Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon (Mongkok Station A2 EXIT)

Total Information / 節目查詢: 9309 3659 (Gary)
email: whitenoiserecordshk@gmail.com
White Noise Records: www.whitenoiserecords.org l www.facebook.com/WhiteNoiseRec
Presenter: White Noise
Art Direction : Trilingua http://www.trilingua.hk/
Acknowledgement: Hidden Agenda

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Sundays & Cybele (Japan)
Describing music of great power and great expanse as “cinematic” can be fitting, if perhaps overused. When it comes to the music of Tokyo’s Sundays and Cybele, it’s incredibly appropriate.

“Sundays and Cybele” is the title of a 1962 French film directed by Serge Bourguignon, and the winner of an Oscar that year for “Best Foreign Language Film.” Conversely, “Heaven” is the title of the 2015 album from Sundays and Cybele, a Japanese band speaking the universal language of explosive, kaleidoscopic sound, for a result easily translated as both heavy and heavenly.

“Heaven” announces its intentions immediately; opening track “Black Rainbows” takes to the skies in an initially unhinged manner, sounding as much like an ending as a beginning, before a gate-crashing bass line drops us firmly into the overdriven world of Sundays and Cybele. If you’ve ever yearned to hear an Orange amp threaten to explode in a transcendent array of colors, “Heaven” is the album for you. “Almost Heaven” follows, providing evidence that Sundays and Cybele seem always to be reaching for peak experience, here demonstrated by a lead guitar break that seems to merge the differences between Ash Ra Tempel and The Dead Boys into a single, illuminating whole.

Since 2004, Sundays and Cybele has functioned as essentially the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Kazuo Tsubouchi. On “Heaven,” Tsubouchi’s reach seems to aim even higher than ever before. At just over eight minutes, “Night Predator” is the longest song on the album, one that begins with a jaunty, upbeat melody that would seem to slightly betray the song’s title. Yet there’s something in the brittle, bruised stabs of guitar that punctuate the song that makes it clear the intent here is to draw blood – or at least bare its teeth. The same could be said of following track “Empty Seas” or, indeed, of the full album “Heaven” in and of itself. Sundays and Cybele possess a preternatural ability to infuse the straightforward with a strong shot of weirdness, which in turn allows their weirder moments to feel incredibly straightforward and easily translated.

“Hinagiku” and “Time Mirror” end the album on what, out of context, could easily be heard as a melancholy note. Given the extraordinary fuzz pedal abuse of the album’s previous twenty-six minutes, however, these two songs sound like Sundays and Cybele having reached their unreachable goal of “Heaven,” before floating away on another boundless, burning excursion. Heaven only knows where they’ll take us next. – Ryan Muldoon, revoltoftheapes.com

意色樓 AN ID SIGNAL (Hong Kong)
聽音符跟文字吵大架 一堆樂器聲聚在一起以為自己是浪
要蓋過那些單字和詞語 或俚語
想自己好似詩咁靚 床頭打交床尾和
始終她們都交配出意色樓歌

(10th-Feb) 大象體操 Elephant Gym < 工作 WORK > Live In Hong Kong [SOLD OUT]

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大象體操——你的名字已令我們直接想像得到當中的極端的矛盾。

溫柔人性化與機械程式化,兩者表面上總是水火不容,不過水溝油也能產生化學作用的時候。大象體操三位成員:張凱婷(低音結他手)、涂嘉欽(鼓手)和張凱翔(結他手),經歷EP《平衡》和專集《角度》,他們逐漸演化出屬於自己的風格聲音,而跟主流歌手林宥嘉合作的《口的形狀》,雖然不是大象體操的創作,但他們三人負責編曲和演奏下,已經是另一番面貌,姑勿論成果是變成「林●體操」還是「大象●宥嘉」,這次都是一次重要的試煉。

張凱翔和涂嘉欽分別參軍入伍後回歸,大象體操重新上路,今年10月發表的第二張EP《工作》,將日式Math-Rock混合台式小清新,像碟內一曲《中途》,除了清新爽朗還有熱血激情,是他們體操的新式自選動作,向前跨進一步。至於現場演出,幾經磨練後更見緊湊。樂隊事別兩年多再度來港演出,由舊Hidden
Agenda來到新Hidden Agenda,由舊指定動作轉到新自選動作,大象做體操就是這樣獨特有趣的玩法。

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大象體操 Elephant Gym – < 工作 WORK > Live In Hong Kong

Date: February 18th (Saturday)
Time: door open at 19:30, start at 20:00
VENUE : Hidden Agenda
香港九龍觀塘鴻圖工業大廈 G/F 觀塘鴻圖道 80 號 (觀塘鐵路站)
G/F Hung To Industrial Building,80 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong

opening Act: Milos (Hong Kong)

Ticket Price: HKD$240 (ADV)* / HKD$250 (ONLINE)** / HKD$290 (WALK-IN)

* 預售門票現以於 White Noise Records 獨家發售
* Advance ticket is now available exclusively at White Noise Records.

** 網上票已經全部賣哂
** Online tickets are all gone

Ticket Outlet:
White Noise Records (Enquiry: 2591 0499)
九龍太子上海街720號1樓(旺角站A2出口)
1/F, 720 Shanghai Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon (Mongkok Station A2 EXIT)

Total Information / 節目查詢: 9309 3659 (Gary)
email: whitenoiserecordshk@gmail.com
White Noise Records: www.whitenoiserecords.org l www.facebook.com/WhiteNoiseRec
Presenter: White Noise
Acknowledgement: Hidden Agenda
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大象體操 Elephant Gym (Taiwan)

Elephant Gym is a bass driven, Math-Rock band from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Formed in 2012. The Band is composed of Tif on bass, Tell on guitar and Chia-Chin on drums. The music of Elephant Gym is known for clear and memorable bass line, emotional guitar riffs and melodic drumming. Most songs are instrumental. In 2013, Elephant Gym has started to invite singers to compose with them.

Tell and Tif are sibling. In their childhood, their mother had taught them classical music until their adolescence. Later on, they had a big crush on rock music, especially post – rock and math -rock. Tell met Tu in high school music club. After realizing they all like the same music genre, they decided to form a rock band.

發行首張EP<平衡> 即吸引美國、日本、西班牙、馬來西亞等各國後搖滾樂迷關注。來自台灣-高雄,以BASS/鼓/吉他為主要編制的數字搖滾樂團。一般歌曲中常被忽略的低音BASS在大象體操卻是主要帶領樂器。曲中節奏變化豐富,旋律輕巧流暢。團名以大象象徵BASS,體操則表示曲中的特殊節奏。

milos (Hong Kong)

When you hear the beat drops in, the low pops in, the high rolls in. Feel us and find us, we are milos. And, we are ready.

Breathing Machines -Sound & Visual- Instore performance [SOLD OUT]

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BREATHING MACHINES “Sound & Visual” In-store performance

Date: Dec 23th (Friday)
Time: 8pm
Entrance fee: HKD$60 (at door only)
Venue: White Noise Records
1/F, 720 Shanghai Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Mongkok A2 EXIT)

Ticket Enquiries:
whitenoiserecordshk@gmail.com / +852 2591 0499

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BIO_

LORENZ COLOCCI is a composer and flutist based in Berlin working with new extended techniques, circuit bending, feedback and live-visual.

He has been playing with many international artists and he has been touring in Europe and Japan during the last 10 years, pubblishing two albums released by “Neuklang” and a composition-project promoted by the italian ministery of culture released by “RaraRecords”.

In 2013 he won the “Initiative Musik” from the german state department of Media and Culture and in the same year he was first price in the competition “Jungen Deutsche Jazz Preis” in Onsabrück, Germany.
He actually lives in Berlin being involved in numerous projects related to improvisation, noise, avant-garde and audio visual.”

toe ‘HEAR YOU’ Asia Tour Live In Hong Kong [SOLD OUT]

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賣花讚花香,教人討厭,未至於罪該萬死,也是禮義廉。不過,凡事總有破例的時候。

日本Math Rock樂隊toe再度重臨香港,作第五次演出。早前toe推出了最新的band tee,Songs & Books & Sentimentality & Tomorrow & Future & Hear,衫身上印滿了所曾推出唱片的簡稱,每一張唱片都有所不同,他們從不是愛自我重複的人,雖然曲風加入新元素,但不變的是那緊湊懾人的張力。

跳出唱盤,來到現場演出的舞台,toe的魅力依舊不變,甚至更為優勝。由2008年8月2日在中環的Grappa’s Cellar,到2010年10月20日在西灣河的Hang Out,以至2013年4月18日和2014年9月3日在九龍灣的Music Zone,toe每次來港演出,都令樂迷留下深刻、美好的印象。去年發表的第三張專集《Hear You》,是樂隊最清新可喜的一次,然而這並不代表他們的風格變得軟性,相反在流水行雲的曲調背後,仍是晶瑩剔透之餘,又不失紮實緊湊。

香港作為今次亞洲巡迴演出(菲律賓馬尼拉、馬來西亞吉隆坡、中國上海和北京)的最後一站,時光倒流到2008年,toe首度在海外演出,並且一鳴驚人,香港這城市對他們意義重大,也是他們總會把精力盡情發揮與發洩在此地的原因。

想不到好事成雙。

toe來了,而Hotel New Tokyo也一同來了。雖然今次皆非兩者的第一次到來,但第一次情意結不適用於所有事情。

由今谷忠弘領導的Jazz Rock樂隊Hotel New Tokyo,身處於Sunny Day Service主音歌手曾我部惠一所主理的Rose Records廠牌旗下,由《Gaudi melancholi》到《spring / summer》,《Tokyo Abstract Skater》和《Yes?》,憑優良技術和純熟合作,巧妙地將Jazz、AOR、Instrumental Rock、Post-Rock融為一體。他們上次來港演出,是應White Noise十周年紀念音樂會,那夜我們就像來到東京的Jazz Bar般,眼睛想旅行,耳朵亦然。

Hotel New Tokyo跟toe一向老友鬼鬼,今年日本Fuji Rock音樂節,Hotel New Tokyo找來toe結他手山嵜廣和與鼓手柏倉隆史同台演唱toe的名曲《Goodbye》,從YouTube重溫這一難得的合作,夜幕低垂伴上點點燭光,煥然一新的聽覺感受。

2016年12月3日,九龍灣E-Max的Music Zone,toe和Hotel New Tokyo兩隊樂隊舊地重遊,同樣的名字,同樣的舞台,不同是首次一起在香港同場演出,不知會否再唱一次《Goodbye》,但願他們明白好歌不妨一唱再唱的真理。

All they wanna do is see you and 《HEAR YOU》, let’s clap your hands and say《YES?》。

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Date: Dec 3rd (Saturday)
Time: door open at 19:30, start at 20:00
VENUE : Music Zone @ E-max, KITEC
1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
九龍灣國際展貿中心 (九龍灣展貿徑1號)

opening Act: HOTEL NEW TOKYO (JP)

Ticket Price: HKD$490 (Advance)*, HKD$510 (Online)**, HKD$550 (Walk-In)

* 預售票現已於 White Noise Records,談風vs再說與及 Kubrick-BC 發售
* advance ticket is now available at White Noise Records, tfvsjs.syut and Kubrick-BC also tfvsjs.syut (Ticket will be go on sales from Wednesday)

** 網上票已經全部賣哂
** Online tickets are all gone

Ticket Outlets:
White Noise Records (Enquiry: 2591 0499)
九龍太子上海街720號1樓(旺角站A2出口)
1/F, 720 Shanghai Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon
Kubrick-BC (Enquiry: 2384 8929)
九龍油麻地眾坊街3號駿發花園H2地舖
Shop H2, prosperous garden, 3 public square st., yaumatei, Kowloon
談風:vs:再說 (Enquiry: 2415 4999)
牛頭角觀塘道316-318號志聯工廠大廈10樓B號舖
Gee Luen Factory Building, 316-318 Kwun Tong Road

Total Information / 節目查詢: 9309 3659 (Gary)
email: whitenoiserecordshk@gmail.com
White Noise Records: www.whitenoiserecords.org l www.facebook.com/WhiteNoiseRec

Present by White Noise
Acknowledgement: Machupicchu Industrias, Kubrick, Music Zone@E-Max
Equipment Sponsor: Tom Lee Music
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toe
toe is a Japanese music group. While mentioned in many post-rock circles, their song structure and dynamics are similar to many popular math rock artists.

toe is composed of Kashikura Takashi on drums, Mino Takaaki on guitar, Yamane Satoshi on bass guitar, and Yamazaki Hirokazu on guitar. Toe has formally played with this line-up since the band’s inception in 2000. They are currently one of three bands on the indie label Machu Picchu, along with the band mouse on the keys and Enemies.

The vast majority of the music is instrumental and features the swift and acute drumming of Takashi. The band is also known for its melodic, clean guitar settings. Additionally, the compositions have repetition from typical rock motifs, but use very subtle changes in beat and rhythm to form a unique sound. The band has changed their sound over their musical tenure by incorporating acoustic guitars, rhodes piano, and vibraphones in their most recent releases.

The band tours regularly in Japan, and can most notably be compared to acts such as Pele and The Album Leaf.

The beauty of their majestic music is that is sounds as if mystical harmonies and raw emotion is being churned out at the same time. Their explosive live performances have had fans across the globe spellbound. Their inspiring performance at FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2010 has recently been the most memorable.
In December 2009 they released their new album “For Long Tomorrow” and in July 2010 they released their second DVD “CUT_DVD”.

HP: http://toe.st/
Facebbok: https://www.facebook.com/toemusic
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HOTEL NEW TOKYO
‘Hotel New Tokyo’ is Tadahiro Imatani’s project, who actively involves in commercial soundtracks, theoretical pieces, and composed works for Kaela Kimura. From 2006, ‘Hotel New Tokyo’ officially released vinyl singles , 2009 released ‘2009 spring/summer’.10 years after the project started, they released the concept EP that combines skateboarding and design named ‘Tokyo Abstract Skater’. ‘Hotel New Tokyo’ use city landscapes as core vibes, with binary colors and sounds, modern and graceful melodies. Their rock orientated works captures the urban taste that lies between abstracts and realities, harmonizing the fashion culture with their sound.

Hotel New Tokyo是今谷忠弘的一人樂隊,他活躍於廣告和舞台配樂,也曾為流行女歌手木村Kaela 作曲所領軍的alternative Rock團體,活躍於曾我部惠一主導的下北澤系廠牌Rose Records,早期在Rose Records的合輯中就發表過一些作品,一直到06年以Hotel New Tokyo正式發表黑膠單曲『東京ワルツ』以及成名大作『ガウディの憂鬱』開始活動,之後09年推出第二張專輯『2009 spring/suumer』,10年時發表結合滑板與設計概念的EP『Tokyo Abstract Skater』,Hotel New Tokyo一向以城市做為整體氛圍的主架構,黑白的色調與聲線,摩登優雅兼具的旋律,是他們最具特色的地方,他們的搖滾作品有著濃厚的都會風格,遊走在抽象與現實邊緣,讓現今所謂的潮流時尚文化與其音樂做了最完美的結合。

HP: http://www.hotelnewtokyo.com/
Facebbok: https://www.facebook.com/hotelnewtokyo

White Noise ChoP festival Showcase [SOLD OUT]

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We’re delighted to cooperate with ChoP festival this year and honored to invite and select three Polish artists from festival to showcase their music in White Noise Records Hong Kong.

Date: Nov 6th (Sunday)
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: White Noise Records
1/F, 720 Shanghai Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Mongkok A2 EXIT)

LINE-UP:
Michał Wolski [Recognition Records]
Nmls [N_Coded Records]
Lights Dim [Nature Bliss, N_Coded Records]

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[Here is also a short description of the ChoP Festival]
The ChoP Project is a unique transnational initiative that includes sound and visual artists from China and Poland providing an opportunity to interact and collaborate with each other across two different continents. This year ChoP Project celebrates the 10th anniversary with a ChoP Festival in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

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Marek Kaminski aka Lights Dim
Marek Kaminski has been making music for almost 10 years, during which time he has released a handful of records published under several names, including his main project – Lights Dim.

Although he now lives in Warsaw, Kaminski has been an active participant of the Krakow’s music scene producing, recording and gigging with various local artists. He also cofounded the Krakow-based label Preserved Sound, which focusses on neo-classical and electroacoustic sounds, releasing artists from around the globe.

In his recordings Kaminski combines the sound of acoustic instruments, field recordings, found footage and subtle sound-design. The resulting music stylistically draws from ambient, neoclassical, and IDM. Throughout his musical career, Kaminski has collaborated with many artists, both Polish and foreign. So far, he managed to join forces with Six Gallery (JP), Endless Melancholy (UA), Heinali (UA) and GrzegorzBojanek (PL). Lights Dim records have been released by such labels as Nature Bliss (JP) and Audio Gourmet (UK), as well as by his friends from Preserved Sound. In addition, the artist together with PiotrDabrowski (aka. ptr1) creates an electronic duo Echolette – the project’s debut EP was released in 2015.

Apart from creating music, Marek Kaminski works as an audio-video producer, cameraman, editor and production coordinator for an international online TV platform. So far, he had the opportunity to work with many prominent representatives of the Polish music scene, including Happysad, Indios Bravos, DagaDana, and ChłopcyKontraBasia, aiding them in various promotional activities.

Marek Kaminski從事音樂創作已接近10年時間,在此期間他以多個名義發行了一系列唱片,其中包括他的主要項目–Lights Dim。

儘管現居華沙,Marek依舊是克拉科夫音樂界創作的活躍分子與當地各界藝術家一起製作,錄音和演出。他共同建立了以克拉科夫為根據地,專注於新古典聲樂和電聲音樂的廠牌Preserved Sound,為全球藝術家提供交流平台。

在他的唱片中,Marek將原聲樂器,實地錄音以及現有錄影片段的聲響與巧妙的聲音設計相結合。風格上,他創作的音樂結合了氛圍音樂,新古典音樂和IDM的特點。在他的音樂生涯中,Marek與眾多波蘭及國外的藝術家進行過合作。迄今,他曾與六畫廊(JP),無盡的憂鬱(UA),Heinali(UA)以及GrzegorzBojanek(PL)聯合創作。曾經在眾多廠牌例如Nature Bliss(JP)和Audio Gourmet(UK)的名義下發行,有時也通過來自Preserved Sound的朋友發行。此外,Marek聯同PiotrDabrowski(又名ptr1)成立了雙人電子組合Echolette,其首張迷你專輯在2015年發行。

除去音樂創作,Marek在一家國際線上電視台擔任視音頻製作人,攝影師,編輯兼協調製片。至今為止,他曾與很多出色的波蘭音樂界代表人物合作並在他們的各種宣傳活動中提供幫助,合作對象包括Happysad,Indios Bravos,DagaDana和ChłopcyKontraBasia。

https://lightsdim.bandcamp.com/
https://echolette.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LightsDimMusic

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Michał Wolski
Musician, journalist, radio host. In his works he is looking for a balance between the corporeal and the contemplative aspects of music. Sound induced by him can be described as something between techno, deep techno and dub techno, under a deep impact of broadly although not always explicitly understood ambient.
Founder of Minicromusic Rec. Related to Recognition Rec., Blank Slate Rec., Eerie Rec., Technosoul Rec., Silent Season Rec., International Day Off Rec., Lost in Ether Rec., ResopalSchallware.

音樂家,記者,電台主持人.Michal一直在他的作品裡尋求其音樂在物質和思想上的平衡。他能夠使聲音變成介紹techno,deeptechno以及dubtechno等音樂形式在不盡明確的環境影響下的產物。
Minicromusic唱片廠牌創始人,與識別記錄,空白板記錄,Eerie Rec。,Technosoul記錄,沉默季節記錄,國際日期記錄,丟失在以太網註冊和ResopalSchallware等廠牌關係密切。

http://soundcloud.com/michalwolski
Http://facebook.com/michalwolskimusic
Http://twitter.com/michalwolski
Http://minicromusic.bandcamp.com/

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PiotrMichałowski aka Nmls

PiotrMichałowski, professionally known as Nmls, is electronic music composer and producer born in 1988, living in Warsaw. While producing music, he is focused on its technical aspects. Sometimes these are inspiration for him. Fascinated by the sound-processing technologies, he very often creates completely new sounds by using a long chain of effects applied to the input sound. Nmls’s music is usually simple, harmonic and delicate. Although it derives from ambient it would go further, reaching different genres like Downtempo, Bass Music or IDM. Thanks to his simple and repetitive track’s arrangement the listener can focus more on the sound itself and “dive deeper” into the music. Nmls has been making music for over 10 years and playing live since 2008. He has already played about 100 live-acts in Poland, China, Czech Republic and Germany. His solo albums and cooperation projects (Bojanek& Michalowski, Ambot) were released by among others Ohm Resistance, Component Recordings, Essentia Mundi, Etalabel and Wefrec. Recently, he started his own label – N_Coded Records. Besides making music, he is interested in photography, programming and film-making.

PiotrMichałowski,以Nmls名字而為人熟知。1988年生於華沙。在製作音樂時他很注重其技術層面,有時這些會給他靈感。由於對聲音處理技術的著迷,他經常使用一連串效應應用到聲音輸入來創造全新的聲音.Nmls的音樂通常很簡單悅耳和細膩。雖然這源於自然但它卻更加前衛,涉及到更多的音樂種類,例如Downtempo,Bass Music或者IDM。有賴於其音樂簡單而多重複的音軌安排,聽眾可以更好的專注於聲音本身並在音樂之中更加“深入”.Nmls從事音樂創作十年有餘並從2008年起開始現場演奏。在波蘭,中國,捷克共和國和德國進行了100場左右的現場表演。他的個人專輯以及與其他音樂家合作的雙重奏(Bojanek&Michalowski,Ambot)項目在Ohm Resistance,Component Recordings,Essentia Mundi,Etalabel,除了音樂製作之外,Nmls對攝影,編程和電影製作也頗具興趣。

http://piotrmichalowski.pl/
https://soundcloud.com/nmls
https://www.facebook.com/NmlsOfficial
http://ncoded.pl/

world’s end girlfriend Live in Hong Kong [SOLD OUT]

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相信本地樂迷對由前田勝彥化身而成的 world’s end girlfriend 並不陌生,他不經不覺已經出道十多年,來自長崎縣五島列島的他,自10歲時接觸到貝多芬的第五交響曲,命運從此改寫。

自 world’s end girlfriend 首張專集《ending story》開始,高超的技術和豐富的編排固然是實力所在,不過他最為人情傾的,卻是樂曲中那詩意無限的懾人氛圍,不論是《Dream’s End Come True》、《The Lie Lay Land》、《Hurtbreak Wonderland》,還是跟樂隊Mono合作的《Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain》,都是將Post-Rock、Modern Classical、Experimental、Glitch等不同風格共融的結晶。

一直以來,world’s end girlfriend 音樂中瀰漫著濃濃的電影感,而電影配樂亦成了前田勝彥另一拿手好戲,先後替《空氣人形》和《星空(Starry Starry Night)》兩齣電影送上漫妙動人的配樂,而為偶像組合AKB48紀錄片《Documentary Of AKB48: The Time Has Come》製作的配樂,令他的名字更廣為人知。

跳出唱片來到表演舞台,world’s end girlfriend 又是另一番味道,假如親歷他在香港的2011演出,情緒曾被現場聲音的感染力所牽動著。今次《world’s end girlfriend Live in Hong Kong》音樂會,前田勝彥除了引領 POLTERGEIST Ensemble Full Band 陣容外,還加上弦樂手和VJ參與其中,令氣氛更見緊湊和懾人,將他作品中的細膩感情發揮得淋灕盡至。

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world’s end girlfriend Live in Hong Kong

Date: Oct 8th (Saturday)
Time: door open at 19:30, start at 20:00

VENUE : Music Zone @ E-max, KITEC
1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
九龍灣國際展貿中心 (九龍灣展貿徑1號)

Ticket Price: HKD$450 (Advance)*, HKD$460 (Online)**, HKD$500 (Walk-In)

* 預售票現正在 White Noise, Kubrick-BC 公開發售
* advance ticket is now available at White Noise Records, Kubrick-BC

** 網上門票現已於www.whitenoiserecords.org 開始發售
** online ticketing is available now at www.whitenoiserecords.org

Total Information / 節目查詢: 9309 3659 (Gary)
email: whitenoiserecordshk@gmail.com
White Noise Records: www.whitenoiserecords.org l www.facebook.com/WhiteNoiseRec

Present by White Noise
Promotional material designed by Laina Oen & Illustrated by Don Mak (www.donmak.hk)
Acknowledgement: Kubrick, Music Zone@E-Max, Virgin Babylon Records
Equipment Sponsor: Tom Lee Music

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Profile
WEG is a solo project by Katsuhiko Maeda. He was born Nov1st, 1974 in the Goto Islands, Nagasaki, Japan. He was impressed by Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 so deeply when he was 10 years old. That made him to start making music.

WEG hasreleased several albums and numerous remixes albums since his debut album“ending story” in 2000.His album”The Lie Lay Land”(2005)and ”Hurtbreak Wonderland”(2007)still keeps great sales consistently today.

WEG actively play gigs inside and outside of Japan. He played at the Sonar Festival in BarcelonaSpain2002 and 2005,also toured amongAsia(2004),Europe(2005) ,USA(2007) and played at All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK (2008).

In 2009,WEG composed a soundtrack album for “空気人形(Air doll)”which received great acclaims at Cannes film festival and showed at theaters over 15 countries.

WEG launched his own record label named “Virgin Babylon Records” on 14 July 2010and released his newest album“Seven Idiots” for Asia territory. Other territories are released by London/Berlin based Erased Tapes Records.

In 2011,WEG composed music for film“星空 Starry Starry Night“ by aTaiwanese film directorTom Lin.The film was first showcased at the Busan International Film Festival as part of its “New Currents” film category. It was released in Chinese and Taiwanese cinemas.WEG played his firstheadlinerown show in Taiwan and Hong-Kong and also played at JUEMusic+Art Festival in Shanghai and Beijing.
Then Mosaic Music Festival in Singapore and GUINNESS® Wood+Wires Festival in Shanghaiin 2013.

In 2014,WEG arranged music for a documentary film of top Japanese girls idol group AKB 48 “DOCUMENTARY ofAKB48The time has come”
WEG played his first headlinerown show in China.2000 capacity hall in Shanghai and Beijin.

WEG is currentlyin studio for making new album which plans to be released in Autumn
2016.

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world’s end girlfriend’s Discography
Ending Story (release in 2000、re-issued Aug,5th2011)
farewell kingdom (2001)
dream’s end come true (2002)
The Lie Lay Land (2005)
Hurtbreak Wonderland (2007)
Enchanted Landscape Escape (2007)
空気人形(Air Doll) sound track(2009)
SEVEN IDIOTS (2010)
Starry Starry Night soundtrack (2012)
YUDECHANG (feat.BOOL) (2013)Download only single

ONLINE PURCHASE : http://bit.ly/29C81ry

Tfvsjs 在 zoi Album Release Tour FINAL in Hong Kong [SOLD OUT]

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當發表第一張專集,大家可以初出茅廬的新人來看待,可是來到第二張專集,情況則大不同,人們總會作出比較來評定是否有進步。
像本地Math Rock樂隊tfvsjs,他們三年前發表了首張正式專集《equal unequals to equal》,贏得一致好評,首批CD短時間售罄之餘,CD Release Show也座無虛席。往後,便是一連串的巡迴演出,由中國省市到台灣城市,還有香港Clockenflap、北京和上海的草莓音樂節,以至台灣T-Fest、新加坡Baybeats Festival,馬不停蹄。

雖然期間不斷傳出tfvsjs新作面世的消息,但只聞樓梯響,直到現在,他們終於帶來第二張專集《在》,前作《equal unequals to equal》的成功,並沒有令樂隊停下腳步,反而在香港處於黑暗期的當下,他們不斷地自省和沉澱,最後帶來一種他們稱之為接近黑色的沉實聲音。

是旋律也是噪音;
是搖滾也是電子;
是急勁也是壓迫;
是過去也是未來;
是蒼白也是暗黑;
是壓抑也是爆發;
是頹廢也是精神;
是消失也是《在》。

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Date: Aug 31th (Wednesday)
Time: door open at 19:30, start at 20:00
Venue: Music Zone @ E-max, KITEC
1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
九龍灣國際展貿中心 (九龍灣展貿徑1號)

Ticket Price:
HKD$200 (Advance Ticket) *
HKD$210 (Online Ticket) **
HKD$250 (Walk-In ticket)

* 預售票現正在 White Noise, Kubrick-BC, 談風:vs:再說 公開發售
* advance ticket is now available at White Noise Records, Kubrick-BC and tfvsjs.syut

** 網上門票現已於www.whitenoiserecords.org 開始發售
** online ticketing is available now at www.whitenoiserecords.org

Ticket Outlets:
White Noise Records (Enquiry: 2591 0499)
九龍太子上海街720號1樓(旺角站A2出口)
1/F, 720 Shanghai Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon

Kubrick-BC (Enquiry: 2384 8929)
九龍油麻地眾坊街3號駿發花園H2地舖
Shop H2, prosperous garden, 3 public square st., yaumatei, Kowloon

談風:vs:再說 (Enquiry: 2415 4999)
牛頭角觀塘道316-318號志聯工廠大廈10樓B號舖
Gee Luen Factory Building, 316-318 Kwun Tong Road

Total Information / 節目查詢: 93093659 (Gary)
email: whitenoiserecordshk@gmail.com
White Noise Records: www.whitenoiserecords.org
Presented by White Noise
Art Direction : Trilingua http://www.trilingua.hk/
Acknowledgement: Kubrick, 談風:vs:再說, Music Zone@E-Max

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