Beijing and Nothingness

by Verktyget

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Verktyget. The implement. A man, a child, a drunk, non-dj, a genius and beast. Skweee not skweee. A set of events in spacetime that coalesced briefly in Beijing, one being among one billion. When whole, he was fond of introducing himself:

"Languid, nocturnal, and non compos mentis, Verktyget oversees a slick and slow-rolling world of slinky synths and staggered percussion, orchestrated in hiding underneath the city’s nighttime smog and sprawl."

Mad sloth of night-vision, yes. But in retrospect, Verktyget never ventured beneath smog nor sprawl. A silly monkey, he ventured above, intruding the clouds to seek the peaches of immortality. Yet he was not so privileged, and illusions were many. In this potent, dismal city, lush hell of the twenty-first century, he relished the absence of God: but found he could not exist for his own sake. Each of these ten compositions should be heard as a stumble, as a slick and slow-rolling fall down to mortality, as the false expressions of a man stunned and junking on concrete. Each should also be understood as a moment of awareness, an attempt to transcend anew. Like the great lazy-eyed French philosopher to which this album owes its pun, Verktyget felt himself condemned to be free. Beijing and Nothingness marks the liberation of his being, the final supernova of a mind before settling into quantum vacuum.

*All tracks composed on a fifteenth floor in Wangjing, Beijing in 2012. Rediscovered on a fourth floor in Ikebukuro, Tokyo in 2015. No modifications were made before being mastered by the illustrious Cykadeka.

Verktyget。道具。男人,男孩,酒鬼,烂DJ,天才,怪物。是Skweee而非skweee。十三亿分之一,曾短暂交错在北京的时空中。他喜欢这样描述自己:

藏在城市夜晚蔓延的雾霾之下,慵懒、昼伏夜出、神经失常的Verktyget统治着这样一个缓慢运转的世界:由光怪陆离的合成器和拖拍的鼓组成。

能夜视的疯树懒,是的。但现在回想起来,Verktyget从来都没在雾霾和扩张的城市里冒险。他是一个愚蠢的猴子,他在云端冒险,上天寻求长生不老的桃子。然而,他并没有特权,幻想却有不少。在沮丧的城市、21世纪郁郁葱葱的地狱,他津津乐道神的缺席:却发现他不能为自己而存在。这十首歌中的每一首都应该被当成一个踉跄、一个灵活又缓慢的趋向死亡的坠落、一个男人虚假的惊愕然表情和对水泥的上瘾。每首歌都应该被理解为觉醒的瞬间、超越重生的尝试。就像萨特一样,Verktyget觉得自己注定要自由。《北京与虚无》,标志着他存在的解放、大脑在衰退前的最后超新星。在首都,量子真空。

*所有歌曲在2012年北京市朝阳区望京某座楼15层录制。2015年在东京市丰岛区池袋的某座楼4层重新被发现。原作。

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released September 3, 2015

Mastering: Cykadeka
Cover art: Fløøød

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