Blood Wine or Honey

Blood Wine or Honey

DO RIGHT MUSIC SET TO RELEASE BLOOD WINE OR HONEY'S DEBUT ALBUM, FEAR & CELEBRATION ON JUNE 8TH.

Surrounded by the throb of heavy machinery, the scent of dried fish, and the humidity of the South China Sea, electronic outfit Blood Wine or Honey have honed their manic hypnotropicalia in the industrial warehouses and hidden rural hamlets of Hong Kong.

BWoH are multiinstrumentalists/vocalists James Banbury (synths, bass, cello, etc), Shane Aspegren (drums, synths, electronics, etc) and Joseph von Hess (saxophone, wind instruments, percussion, etc). Collectively, their witch’s brew of brazen sax themes, lofi/hitech electronics, motorik drums, groupsung vocals, wonky tactics and party palpitations results in a ritualistically euphoric sound experience, taking notes from postpunk, dance floor experimentation, bass/soundsystem music and tropical polyrhythms.

Their hotly anticipated debut album, ' Fear & Celebration ' (Do Right Music 2018), is the culmination of a painstaking process of writing, recording and production for the trio. After the band’s live debut at Sonar Festival Hong Kong, their breakout track ' Anxious Party People' (Plastic Pagan 2017) shocked dancefloors all over the world, receiving a shortlist nomination at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards for 'Track Of The Year’ and catching the attention of major radio outlets such as BBC Music (UK), Radio Nova (FR), KCRW (US), CR2 903 (HK), Worldwide FM , and NTS , as well as being featured on Bandcamp Weekly .

“Being in Hong Kong has helped us to realise that the world doesn’t revolve around the music scene in any particular place. It doesn’t matter where you are or where you’re from, “says James. It’s readily apparent inthe music that their sound is unrestricted to any one nation, identity or genre.

The album adopts “a kitchen sink approach to body music” (bleep.com) throughout its 9 tracks — burgeoning concept solos punctuate hulking lowend, while drum set freakouts and extraspectral wanderings bind with moments of beatific modal calm as disparate ingredients are satisfyingly reconciled. This is deep dancefloor for every mind's ear.

Tracklisting:
Fear & Celebration
The Undying Overrated
Loosefoot
Orwellian Woman
Peak Helium A
Anxious Party People
The Forest is Expecting You
Peak Helium IV
The Young Ones

 

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