Asia Tour 2013

MAY 9TH THRU JUNE 8TH, 2013

WE BRING YOU
*EMOTRONIC SUNSHINE*!


THIS IS A PROJECT BY THE ZURICH BASED RECORD LABEL HULA HONEYS.


IN CO-OPERATION WITH MIRO-CHINA, IOIC, FLYING SWIMMING and JUNICHI SAICHI.


PARTNERS:






WE GREATLY APPRECIATE THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THESE INSTITUTIONS:











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BIT-TUNER: THE JAPAN SYNDROME

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«The Japan Syndrome» is a fragmentary snap shot, a rampant audio(visual) trip through Japan’s largest cities, that Bit-Tuner visited in spring 2013. The swiss producer captures these cities via field recordings to then transform the found sound into his characteristic dark beats and minimalistic sounds.

The latent humming of Osaka, rumbling old train cars, threatening sounds of police helicopters and ravens on their low flying rounds over the parks of Tokyo. These are the sounds Bit-Tuner elaborately stacks to a slowly and heavily resonating sound construct. Doing this, he picks up a chapter of the emergence of electronic music and simultaneously demonstrates how organic the body of his music is, despite its absolute digital composition.

«The Japan Syndrome» pulls the listener through the gloomy alcoves of a country that seems to be well known to us. Still, Bit-Tuner creates the sinister feeling that arises when one stands at the deep cliffs between cultures.

In June 2013, Bit-Tuner recorded «The Japan Syndrome» live at Zurich’s Helsinki Klub, where he works on new material regularly within his residency. Accordingly, this album is influenced by a singular Swiss musical institution. The album’s live synthesizers and minimal beats give it an athmospheric denseness, that works just as well in a club at 3am, as also on the following early evening in the shaded bedroom.

The album «The Japan Syndrome» was mastered by Marcel Gschwend and will be released on October 23rd, 2013 as digital download via hulahoneys.net, and the label’s Bandcamp, Beatport, iTunes, etc. channels.

Hula Honeys: www.hulahoneys.net | Bit-Tuner: www.bit-tuner.net

the Hula Honeys China and Japan Tour 2013 is over - we’ve played the shows, brought this thing called *emotronic sunshine* to cities across China and Japan - and to a worldwide audience via dommune.com - it was a pleasure to let it break and shine with you at our side, and we’ve had an amazing ride ourselves. so thanks for coming out, thanks for sharing this ride with us.

special thanks to all who made the tour possible: Kohei Matsunaga, Junichi Saichi, Miro China, IOIC, Pro Helvetia, Popkredit Zürich, Aargauer Kuratorium, Etat de Fribourg and Fondation Suisa - along with all promoters, curators, artists and guests who set up shows, came to shows, played with us, went on the ride and shared their love with us.

we’ll be uploading some more videos, fotos and hugs in the next while, so this blog isn’t quite done yet…


with love from all the honeys!