Li-Jianhong is at the leading edge of Asian avant-noise. Hailing from Zhejiang Province in China (before moving to Hangzhou) he formed the avant-rock group "Second Skin" and now manages 2pi Records. He lays waste to the retrograde psychedelic guitar landscape and trivializes the petty cartoon violence and shock tactics so popular within too many harsh noise projects.

P.S.F. records describe him as "China's hottest, loudest and most psychedelic avant-noise guitarist". I can't add to that.!

2004 - Li-Jianhong - RTV-702 [2pi records]
2004 - 李劍鴻 - Talking Freely Before The Beginning [2pi records]
2005 - Li-Jianhong - Drama Script [2pi records]
2007 - Li Jianhong & Itta & Marqido - See You New World [2pi records]
2008 - 李劍鴻 - 三生石 (San Sheng Shi) [archive]
2009 - Li Jianhong - 山海経 (Classic Of The Mountains And Seas) [psf records]
2009 - Li-Jianhong - Lovers With Cloisonné Bracelet (lp) [tipped bowler tapes]


Josh,  21 February 2011 at 15:08  

Best blog on the internet.
Thanks Badger!

philanoia 22 February 2011 at 19:03  

Li is just starting to hit his stride, I think. "Lovers..." may be the best thing he's done yet. His Vagusnerve LP is also amazing.

badgerstump 22 February 2011 at 20:02  

Totally agree on both counts! Really can't wait to see where he takes it next....

The D!O!D!O!D! release is excellent too! spose I should post both of them really...

Just wish I could get hold of some of the recordings from the 2pi festivals that he runs!!!!!!!

( ꒪⌓꒪) 23 February 2011 at 06:17  

this is literally the first good chinese musician i've heard

badgerstump 23 February 2011 at 19:23  

Torturing Nurse is well worth a go too! Gonna post a comp...maybe there will be some more in there...

elmer68 25 February 2011 at 20:58  

Fantastic stuff- that you so much for letting those with open ears hear a great musician who should be better known

Ian 27 February 2011 at 22:53  

Mega. Thanks so much for introducing me to Li. There's a muscularity here that's evidence of a muso with a strong vision and the chops to realize that vision. Awesome.

Anonymous,  11 March 2011 at 12:30  

yeah! wonderful.
my favourite reocrding
is "classic of the mountains and seas".
surely my own best album for the wgole 2011. mandatory.

Anonymous,  8 August 2016 at 14:23  

Hello, could you please reupload these albums please? I can't find his music anywhere in my country. Thank you sir!