XIAO HE

MUSIC #2


XiaoHe, whose real name is He GuoFeng, grown up in Handan, joined the army in 1992, and came to Beijing in late 1995. He has ever been a cleaning staff, security, instrument store staff. XiaoHe established the band “Glorious Pharmacy” in 1999, as the lead singer. He released his first personal live album recorded in 2003: “The bird which fly low does not fall on the backs of the cattle which can’t run fast”. In May. 2005, the band released the album: “Please enlarge a photo of sister for me”. In 2008, born was their second album “Footsteps burst”. In July 2009, XiaoHe personally published the improvised album “identity performances”.

小河

MUSIC #2


小河,本名何国锋。祖籍邢台,长于邯郸,1992年入伍,1995年年底来到北京,先后做过保洁员、保安、琴行工作人员。1999年成立”美好药店”,任主唱;2003年发行了第一张现场录制的唱片:《飞得高的鸟不落在跑不快的牛的背上》,2005年5月,其乐队美好药店发行唱片:《请给我放大一张表妹的相片》。2008年诞生第二张专辑《脚步声阵阵》;2009年7月,小河个人发布了双碟即兴专辑《身份的表演》。

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小河是当下中国最好的实验、民谣歌手之一,跨界音乐人,“美好药店”乐队主唱。其实验性在于他的音乐观念:互相得到、互相解放,并且在他的音乐中蕴涵着不会枯竭的灵性。

XiaoHe is one of the best experimental folk singers now in China, cross-border musician, vocal of the band “Glorious Pharmacy”. The experimental nature is from his concept of his music: getting each other, liberating each other, and his music contains unexhausted spirituality.

 

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一直以来,小河都特别善于现场即兴演出。通过效果器和loop的使用,呈现一支乐团一般的丰富性。即兴而得、简单的旋律被堆叠,解构,产生不断连绵,起伏的情感线条。使得其个人的演出从来都不会乏味。这都使他和美好药店在当今独立音乐界自成一派。

for a long time, XiaoHe is particularly good at impromptu performances. by using the effects and loop, He can even show the complex of an orchestra. The simple melodys are stacked, deconstructed, which always create a continuous rolling, undulating emotional streams, which makes his individual performances never boring. And these are all the reasons why he and “Glorious Pharmacy” separate faction in today’s independent music.

 

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2011年,小河发布了个人的第三张专辑《傻瓜的情歌》。音乐以一种前所未有的形式出现在众人面前。一本内嵌mp3,订制耳机,售价近五百人民币的画册。在这张特殊的“唱片”里,小河运用了大量的采样和重复层次来构筑起整体的音乐性,却在宣传巡演的路上,一个人抱着一把吉他,以一种最纯粹的方式回归到大家面前。录音里包含着蝉鸣,当时飞机划过天空的轰声。这一切以一种即时而不可复制的状态被记录在了每首歌之中,就像专辑本身的叙事体方式一样,他们都在讲着一个个傻瓜的故事。

In 2011, XiaoHe released his 3rd personal album “fool’s love songs”. His music appears in front of everybody in an unprecedented form——A photo album with an embedded mp3, custom headphones, priced at nearly 500 yuan. In this special “Record”, XiaoHe uses a lot of samples and repeated melodies to build up the whole music. But during the publicity tour, He just plays a guitar, as the purest way, regressing to the front of the audience. The recording contains cicadas sound, the aircraft boom across the sky. All the sounds are recorded in each song as an instant state that can not be copied, just like the album itself in a narrative way, telling the stories of fools.

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《傻瓜的情歌》


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