Goh Lee Kwang & Christian Meaas Svendsen – Gibberish, balderdash and drivel


Goh Lee Kwang & Christian Meaas Svendsen – Gibberish, balderdash and drivel

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BARCODE: CD 7090040250261, LP 7090040250278

RELEASE DATE: 2nd March, 2018

FORMAT: CD, LP, digital download, streaming

RECORDED:  Minut Init Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Feb 2016

MIXED/MASTERED: Goh Lee Kwang, March 2017/Christian Obermayer, July 2017

PRODUCED: Christian Meaas Svendsen

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Gibberish, balderdash and drivel consists of three nonsensical musical conversations between Malaysian nylon guitar player Goh Lee Kwang and Norwegian bass player Christian Meeas Svendsen.

e album was recorded in an independent art gallery close to Kuala Lumpur with a handheld device. It tells us the story of the rst encounter between two different mindsets, nationalities and generations trying - and totally failing at - making any sensible dialogue with their respective musical languages.

Still, the music ows unobstructed, blissfully ignorant of the lack of mutual understanding. It is like water running through rough terrain. It doesn’t pause, it doesn’t quarry or question why. It just moves on to the next thing, then the next, then the next. e music sporadically taps into graspable and palpable ponds of understandable gestures and musical interplay, but doesn’t dwell or linger. It doesn’t dig deeper once it has hit a spot, or analyze the current moment to draw more out of it. On the contrary, the dialogue here seems to be one of no-intention. Any meaning is created only by our habitual convention of action and reaction, of recognizable patterns.

Further still there is a musical integrity at play which stands rm on its own ground. It’s just that the music on this record does not try to make sense of it all. e music is talking about trivial things - about the weather, about the noise from the city, about... whatever. No conclusion needed. Just listen closely and ask yourself: does your skin connect you or separate you from the rest of the world?

Gibberish, balderdash and drivel is released on CD, LP and digital services. e CD and LP comes with a custom made pencil which can be used to draw your own artwork on the cover.


Goh Lee Kwang – nylon guitar
Christian Meaas Svendsen – double bass

1. gibberish
2. balderdash
3. drivel

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