Side A: Neon Buddha
Side B: Rendez-Voodoo
Fresh off the back of an acclaimed debut album with long-time collaborator Charlotte Adigéry; Belgium-Chinese musician Bolis Pupul explores themes of heritage and identity on his new solo two-track 12-inch ‘Neon Buddha’ - out 6th May.
Mixing widescreen electronica – think early Mr Fingers-like techno and Yellow Magic Orchestra’s exuberant man-machine minimalism – with the warm-hearted and wonky naivete of Belgian New Beat, Bolis’ singular sonics are at once playful, emotive, unrelenting and tender. The title track is inspired by a dream Bolis had of a pagoda in Hong Kong featuring a contemplative Buddha made of neon lights. The music is similarly bright and exciting – an insistent acid squiggle giving the track the requisite Weatherall-friendly 'A Love from Outer Space' chug.
The vinyl is housed in a UV Gloss Sleeve with a heavyweight printed inner.
Photography by Frankie Carino
Art Direction by Ill-Studio