One Year

by Mind Fiber

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Mind Fiber:
VAVABOND: laptop, other things
Li Jianhong: guitar, other things

“One Year”
Record: by Mind Fiber
Master: by Li Jianhong


It is a double-CD album recorded by the environment improvisation duo Mind Fiber during one-year time at the same place.

CD1 was recorded on the afternoon of December 21, 2012
CD2 was recorded on an early evening of November 2011

Recorded at: Minwangbei Hutong, Hepingli Dongjie,Dongcheng District, Beijing

Released: 2013


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About "One Year" Time
Time, or years, always passes by without anybody's notice. It is like a breeze outside the window, soundless and stirless.
It is especially true for the time of one year.

For me, time has nothing to do with me or even my life and death -- it's just a cold parameter.
It is only in certain moments in which certain memories or wishes move my emotions, time would become alive, and come back to the reality, building up relationships with me by changing into a perceptual and touchable matter.

I remember that Einstein once said that time and space is just an illusion.
Therefore, for me, time could be a picture, a record, a friend, a cat or a dog, or a kind of love. It could be said that it is a scale curved with lively marks, a chip that I can read all the warm and painful memories from no matter when and where.

And then, about how long one year could be, how many memories one year can carry -- it seems that I'm the only one to know what this “one-year" means.


Notes about One Year
In the winter of 2011, when Mind Fiber was recording the first album of One Year, they didn't plan to record a second one at the same place. It is of course not a planned recording to tell others about the changes in this hutong during one-year time, or to express different emotions of Mind Fiber during this one-year time. All the information is certainly carried and contained in the album, but it is not the point to be illustrated here.

For Mind Fiber, what they want to express in One Year is very simple -- "we happened to make two recordings in one year at the same place." It is as simple as that you happen to pass by the same teahouse twice in one year where you stop and enjoy tea. If you want me to tell the significance, I think there might be some from those tracks themselves ten years later or even longer. Who knows?

Besides, the second recording on the afternoon of December 21 of 2012 can be seen as a joke. It was told to be the doomsday but it never came. The radio, which we turned on for receiving doomsday news, had no news about it, either. The very important day that we had been "expecting" for years was so normal and dull as cabbages and carrots for those street sellers who were busy for a living.

This day will be faded away into people's memories as other ordinary days and becomes blurry past. Maybe some day, when we happen to find this album from the shelf and see the time, we will smile and remember -- oh, it was told to be the doomsday. Now it is just the past.

-Li Jianhong
February, 2013

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released March 1, 2013

Mind Fiber:
VAVABOND: laptop, other things
Li Jianhong: guitar, other things

“One Year”
Record: by Mind Fiber
Master: by Li Jianhong


It is a double-CD album recorded by the environment improvisation duo Mind Fiber during one-year time at the same place.

CD1 was recorded on the afternoon of December 21, 2012
CD2 was recorded on an early evening of November 2011

Recorded at: Minwangbei Hutong, Hepingli Dongjie,Dongcheng District, Beijing

Released: 2013

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