Birds Contending | 争鸣

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Ben Leathley
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Ben Leathley I hadn't understood the album until I saw Zhaoze perform Birds Contending at dunk! 2019. This album is truly a piece of art, employing narrative without a single spoken word. It's actually about contending birds! Congrats on bringing this across and thank you for a beautiful piece of music. Favorite track: Birds Contending | 争鸣.
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Ringo,C Dreamy and cinematic sounds,intense and power as well. I love the Chinese instrument Guqin here, it is soul and narrator of the music. 感觉是很低调地发歌了……要不是突然翻到演出照片可能就错过了 Favorite track: Birds Contending | 争鸣.


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Zhaoze - Birds Contending
沼澤樂隊 - 《爭鳴》

Zhaoze's brand new album in 2018 - “Birds Contending”. It's consist of only one song which lasts more than 40 minutes. One track is equal to the capacity of an full-length album.

“Birds Contending” was mainly recorded in a forest in Zottegem, Belgium, and so even birds singing can be heard now and then in the music.



released November 23, 2018

Hoyliang: Electric Guqin, Xiao (Chinese Flute)
Littledream: Guitar
Roy: Bass
Seasean: Drums, Celesta


Creative Director / Producer: Hoyliang
Recording: Park, Jannes Van Rossom, Zhaoze
Mixing / Mastering: Park
Recording Co-ordination: Lam Zhang
Technical Support: Deaftone Studio (Belgium)
API BOX Summing:Wang Yu | Lonely Night Journey Studio

Art Design: Seasean
Sand Painting: Yiqian
Calligraphy: Liang Dexing
Photographer: Sbaichuan

Project Management: Suzanne
Project Promotion: Tammy

Special Thanks
Luc and Dunk! Festival (Belgium)
AMIS Vinly+ Custom Guqin Pickup
Gate32 Hand-made Guitar Amplifier

Production: Sound-ray
Publishing / Distribution: Sound-ray


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Zhaoze Guangzhou, China

沼澤Zhaoze, the one and only, electrify Guqin (most traditional Chinese instrument), and combines it with Post-rock, Progressive rock and more, makes up a unique imaginative sound spectrum, to provide a soulful, dreaming and beautiful poetic world.

Hoy: Guqin, Xiao, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals / Littledream: Guitar, Mini Keyboard / Roy: Bass, Melodica, Harmonica / Seasean: Drums, Mallet Keyboard
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