KWC 92 - Dream of the Walled City
2018 repress with alternate cover and digital download code. Dream of the Walled City comes from KWC 92 (aka Samo DJ and Max Stenerudh) as an imagined soundtrack for an unmade film about Kowloon, Hong Kong's walled city. Demolished in 1993 due to poor living conditions and high crime, Kowloon is known for being at one point the most densely populated place on Earth, a haven of affordable living upon a largely unclaimed plot of land abandoned after Japanese occupation during WWII.
Recreating a scene of a claustrophobic, neon-laden 70s hyper-urban China, Dream is a conceptual conjuring. Using programmed drums, bubbling rhythmic sequences, ambient swells and dawdling synths reminiscent of an Erhu, a remiss feeling of exploration is pieced together in a loose but necessarily grid-like structure, much like the city of which it aims to describe.
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