News: Thruoutin’s U.S. Release, and more!
For a long time I thought that I should be wary of a white guy playing a pipa. But after a few stellar examples, including thruoutin/白面包/Brad, I’m no longer as wary. And people around the world are getting into this too, including Pittsburgh-based electronic artist Johnny Jitters. He’s released an instrumental single called “Closure” and invited a bunch of artists to remix it, one of those artists being Beijing’s very own thruoutin. You can find the track at Bandcamp, along with the others, and it’s well worth a listen to. The pipa and Brad’s subtle vocals add something that just isn’t there in the other remixes.
Brad’s going overseas in March, to do a little tour of the U.S., but he’ll be back Beijing-side soon, working up to a release all of his own, as well as getting the jingweir zine up and running, and of course some Super Secret Awesome stuff that I just can’t tell you about yet. But don’t worry, it’ll be awesome.