Li Yilei has shared a new track from Unabled Form, the debut album release out on LTR Records out on limited vinyl and digitally on 28 February 2020.
Listen below to a brand new track “A Star Without Guidance”
Unabled Form seeks the space and sounds that often go unnoticed, but to Li have been the source of much stimuli and have consequently made a huge impact on the artist’s evolution. As Li explains, “My music is composed of fragments and field recordings. Anything from my environment can become material, from an acoustic recordings to conversations on public transport.” As the child of a Buddhist nun, concepts of emptiness and impermanence were embedded from an early age. “Buddhism is not just a practice for me but also a set of values that I grew up with. I don’t purposely force the ideas into my work, everything kind of just flows naturally. I guess there’s a sense of transparency and lightness in my works, as well as an avoidance of form.”
The Unabled Form recording sessions took place in South London during 2019 and the album was mastered and cut by mastering legend Noel Summerville. Li created the elegant artwork with artist and video director Reuben Sutherland.
Li Yilei will be performing at Queering Now, part of the Chinese Arts Now Festival at Rich Mix on 8 Feb 2020.
Unabled Form is the third release on LTR Records.