Alex Zhang Huntai
Divine Weight
(NON Worldwide, 2018)

Alex Zhang Hungtai | Divine Weight vinyl

Now available in a much-needed vinyl pressing via Boomkat, Divine Weight is a heavy listen indeed—Alex Zhang Hungtai soundtracking his subconscious over iridescent drones and dovetailing hymns.

Nothing is what it seems, either; all five tracks revolve around “‘failed’ attempts of saxophone compositions and recordings” that were “heavily digitally disfigured until [they] no longer resembled the sound of saxophones”. Hungtai casts familiar sounds aside and locks into the mystifying dream logic of Alejandro Jodorowsky instead, making a holy mountain out of minimal ‘organ’ melodies and choruses that could have been cast out of Dante’s Inferno.