Label: Kwanyin Records, Sub Jam
Format: CD + Book
*In process of stocking* “So the point is that so much words existing, and we get better and better to use them for hiding the truth. You can use sound in the same way, stimulating some nice and warm feeling in middle of chaos, but from time to time we all should stimulate strictness, clearness, intensity, directness, set free some anger to bring up the basic truth of our present. Noise can be seen as the chance to go into the back of things, as a therapy which is able to confront ourselves with others lesser good looking sides of life without getting frustrated by this. See it as a source of very special energies, it gives power to see more clear and swim against.” - (Noise As A Language – Helmut Schäfer)
Austrian sound artist Helmut Schäfer had visit Beijing in November 2003 for Sounding Beijing festival. His performance, which was short but gorgeous, made audience a great impression. Thus he received many Chinese sound artists and promoters as friend. he ended his life in April 2007. At that time he had just confirmed to release this album and attend Mini Midi Festival 2008.
Including a 64-page booklet containing the transcription of a lecture by Helmut Schäfer, December 9, 2004, along with an interview between Yan Jun and Zbigniew Karkowski on May 13, 2007. All texts are in English and Chinese. Audio and booklet PDF download are available on label website.