On this deeply hypnotic 4-song album, Zhang Hungtai further explores the instrumental side of his identity that has been present since his first release in 2007 - a wonderful set of gradually shifting soundscapes that will appeal to fans of gas, stars of the lid or william basinski.
The title reflects several years of reflection on associated ideas like Diaspora, borders & hybridism. A sombre meditation on memories from an exiled man on a never-ending search for an imaginary homeland, 'Stateless' puts the finishing touches on a chapter of artistic activity that began with the 'Badlands' LP. "captures the eerie sensation of waking up and not knowing where—or who—you are...With 'Stateless', he finally achieves the state of pure anonymity that his work has been inching toward, fashioning four extended pieces that do away not just with vocals and rhythm, but identifiable melodic motifs altogether" 7.6/10 - pitchfork..
- Pacific Ocean
- Time Washes Away Everything