'李劍鴻 Li Jianhong - 山霧 Mountain Fog A co-release between WV Sorcerer Productions & CFI Record.
"Like Sonic Youth and Japanese rock collective Ghost, he straddles and/or blasts his way across the line between psychedelic rock and exploratory noise; he also frequently incorporates a spiritual component inspired by Buddhism and traditional Chinese art." - Noah Berlatsky, Chicago Reader
In the Siming Mountains, there is a lot of fog. Especially in spring and summer, the hills in front of my home window are often foggy.
A shower of mountain rain will give a while of coolness - I like this humid, cool body feeling. Not cold, but the kind of relief feeling when cool mountain air is absorbed into the lungs, and then quickly spread to the whole body. It feels like I am a big leaf of a wolfsbane covering with water.
When the fog rises, I like to go for a walk in the mountains. But I don't dare to go deeper into the forest. The mysteries and legends about the mountain fog have never been absent in ghost stories told in Lijia Village. In my childhood, it was out of fear, and later it turned into a touch of awe of the mountains and forests. Even now, I often think that the time when the mountain fog fills the air may be the time when the dialogue between mountains begins – the mountain, for sure, has wisdom. And, some animals rarely to be seen, or mountain spirits and monsters may also wander in the mountain fog.
“Mountain Fog” is the third recording about my hometown. The first two, “Wanghai Gang” and “Father, and a wild trail zigzagging down” have been released by the U.S. label Utech Records and the Belgian label Cold Moss respectively.
- 李劍鴻 Li Jianhong
released March 21, 2021
Guitar: 李劍鴻 Li Jianhong Saxophone in "山霧 Mountain Fog": 王子衡 Wang Ziheng'