Lies

by Pupa

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    C-76 tape in beige-coloured shell. Includes bonus 37 min track on Side B.

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about

Here lies Lies, a cassette release by PUPA (pronounced “Poo-PAH”, which rhymes with DADA, SAMPAH and OOMPA LOOMPA), where meaning comes not from rational workings but by intuitive associations and onomatopoeic mispronunciations.

PUPA is a cooperative of two: JUN and ZEEK, names to place in action bubbles in a hypnagogic, homoerotic episode of Batman (and his Boy Wonder) starring Adam West; boys with their toys electronic, ringing the body electric.

Put on the cassette. What lies here? What? Lies here? What lies here!

The music on Lies has a fuzzy temporality, conjuring an electronica that could have come from 1998 as it could 2018. But if '90s electronica – growing alongside the early days of the  internet – was a dream of the future rife with utopian possibilities, the music in Lies seems instead to commemorate a laundry list of unrealised dreams. In sound and mood, Pupa are fellow travellers with artists like Boards of Canada, The Caretaker and William Basinski. Lies moves at a ponderous pace, as if surveying the wreckage of time caused by everything that has prevented the promised technological utopia. Tape loops underscore the passing of time as uncluttered elements build with the subtlest of shifts. Tape loops re-released on tape, the Basinsking of the Titanic, repeat a lie enough times and it becomes…

Art, the lie that makes us realise.

Real lies?


Reviews:

"Grinding noise and experimental music from Singapore’s Pupa that locates moments of melody within the industrial din." - as featured on Bandcamp's "New and notable", 24 Aug 2018

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released July 30, 2018

Recorded & Performed by PUPA
Mastering by Taylor Dupree

Special Thanks
Kamiliah Bahdar and Family

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Ujikaji Records Singapore

Ujikaji means "experiment" in Malay (Bahasa Melayu). Ujikaji Records is an independent music label and mail order store. Our interests lie in the curation of fiercely experimental works falling loosely in the realms of power electronics, lowercase, free jazz, freak folk, modern composition, glitch electronics, psych rock and/or avant pop. We are physically based in Singapore. ... more

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