A year after releasing the first in a trilogy of concept EPs, Beijing based experimental art duo GUIGUISUISUI present the second chapter, Nekroma. The EP is a meeting of two worlds, emerging from a collaboration with the now defunct prog-metal trio Nakoma and the gothic noise and lo fi synths of GUIGUISUISUI’s King Necro and Pumpkin Queen. Taking cues from the likes of Coil and Fantômas, Nekroma is dark and brooding, loud and doomy, yet too odd to classed as straight up metal…a journey through strange and haunting dreamscapes.
You can listen to the EP right now on Bandcamp: https://guiguisuisui.bandcamp.
You can check out the music video for ‘Carnival Urge’ by Beijing based film maker Lui Chen here:
The EP is available as a limited run of CDs (actually, super limited at the time of writing as 150 copies went at the Beijing release show!) and on Bandcamp, as well as international streaming services in the near future. Repeating a feature of previous EPs the Bandcamp version of the EP has the bonus of remixes from three equally excellent artists. LA based producer Kai Luen (aka. Soulspeak) took the Beijing opera influenced vocals of ‘Ritual Algorithm’ to create a reimagining that would fit right at home on the soundtrack of the original Ghost in the Shell. German experimental/musique concrete artist Emerge turned the desert metal weirdness of ‘The Tower’ into post industrial nightmare reminiscent of early Einstürzende Neubauten. Finally, Beijing based chip tune artist 4 Channels Club blew everyone’s mind by recreating ‘Carnival Urge’ using only a Gameboy running LSDJ, furthering cementing his position as the new demigod of 8-bit beats in China’s capital.
Nekroma will continue as an off-shoot project, so expect to hear this name some more in the future.