'DREAM ISLAND LAUGHING LANGUAGE'
UTR021 | Digipack CD / LP | 17 tracks, 47 mins | 21 Jul 2008 | Buy
'Dream Island Laughing Language' is the 18th release by Lucky Dragons. The album details the continuing pursuit of a humble and joyous, drippy and explosive, smoldering and upset music for our experience in America right now - messages of unrest have long failed to be clearly understood, while solitude and empty organization have given way to a very current volcanic desire for togetherness.
Genre has never been less important - influences and ideas are consumed and digested and released in the spirit of a culture larger than music as it is bought and sold. This is world music for a world that doesn't care about "music" as we have packaged it for the last 100 years. You could call it post-noise, or post-anything you like, but we would prefer to call it pre-something.
With a constantly shifting group of participants, each recording is a record of a specific time and place, and of those present and active as a community in the creation of the recording. For this recording, the time is 2007-2008, the place is California. The name of the record refers to the landfill-island in Tokyo harbour where the original lucky dragon now lives - "dream island" - and to the creation of imaginary languages - "laughing language" - that can be used to express things our own languages can't. As with Lucky Dragons' remarkable live performances, these recordings strive to create a space where community, memory and ritual all come together as a crystal and then vibrate and shatter.