Ground Zero

Revolutionary Pekinese Opera Ver. 1.28

HAPAX-ZERO
Release Notes
  1. DOUBLE LP LIMITED TO 300 COPIES
  2. HEAVYWEIGHT 850GSM JAPANESE GATEFOLD, RED HOTFOIL EMBOSSING,
  3. SPECIAL DUAL TURNTABLISM EDITION (record 1 has side A and C on it, record 2 has sides B & D, meaning people with 2 turntables can play the whole album continuously).
  4. COMES WITH 2 SMALL INSERTS & OBI STRIP

In 1984 the German free jazz duet of Alfred Harth and Heiner Goebbels released an album containing their interpretation of a Chinese opera from the 60s. Then in 1995, using extensive samples from that German recording alongside a free rock ensemble and traditional Asian instruments, Otomo Yoshihide and his Ground Zero band issued a terrific and definitive rendition of that opera, in the form of a noisy sound collage.

We reunited the Japanese and original German versions on that record.