Placid Places

by Alok

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Alok, the founder of Lona Records, is a composer and sound artist from Hong Kong, China. In 2005, he start experimenting with his old notebook computer, circuit noise generators/processors and various guitar effect pedals. This sonic excursion of his has never stopped since. Three years of experimentation and live performances have not only fuelled and consolidated his minimalist expedition in music, but have also established his unique sound. More introspective and esoteric than ever, Alok confidently returns with his fourth album Placid Places. "Purlieu: Dawn" is the live recording from a show at Mooka Space (Shenzhen) in January 2007. "Pool Weakness", another live recording, features sound fragments from an a cappella group RLIOMA (Richard Curtis, Josh Levi, Magdalen Wong). Embodying a seamless mix of mircosound, avant garde, clicks & glitch, droning and abstract soundscape, Placid Places is a provocative tribute to silence and space.

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released May 1, 2008

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Alok Hong Kong

A Sound artist, musician and DJ. In 2002, he set up his own record label Lona Records, and started working as a producer. He has played and participated in more than 150 shows and experimental events / projects in Hong Kong, China and Portugal. Phon°noir was also invited to take part in the remix album <Counting Raindrops: The Remixes> of Phon°noir (Sub Rosa), an electronica German artist. ... more

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