Píng Zè

Type: Art Direction, Record Design, Packaging
Client: Maybe Noise Records
Year: 2018

Maybe Noise’s inaugural release is Píng Zè, a composition by label co-founders Zhang Shouwang 张守望 and Yan Yulong 闫玉龙. The thinking behind the collaboration stretches back several years — Píng Zè was first performed by the duo at the 4th Sally Can’t Dance Festival in Beijing in 2012, and has evolved through multiple stages since then into something between a conceptual scheme and a traditional composition, a game based on rules and structure that also allows for chance.

Composed and performed: Zhang Shouwang (synthesizer/guitar) and Yan Yulong (violin/guitar).

Recorded and mixed by Deng Chenglong at Tweak Tone Labs, Beijing and Space Circle, Hangzhou.

Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.

Artwork by Qingyu Wu.

Píng Zè released on Saturday, March 26, 2018 at Magnet Theater in Beijing.
Limited edition of 300 Copies, embossed sleeves (Cover and Back).

→Noisey (VICE)