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meditation music for the artificially intelligent

by Rick Parker and Li Daiguo

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Called “A randomly collided pair of quantum radicals sitting at a similar alt-world-classical tilt” by Tiny Mix Tapes, the duo of Rick Parker and Li Daiguo present their second release and first for Chant Records, "meditation music for the artificially intelligent." Based in Brooklyn and China (respectively), the pair of forward-thinking musicians alchemically incorporate the sounds of trombone, cello, pipa, human voice and a variety of electronic instruments into a cauldron of sound that expands the overused “world music” genre designation to “universe music,” or perhaps even “multiverse music.” Dense, expressive, and at once lusciously organic yet firmly at home in the digital realm, "meditation music for the artificially intelligent" truly lives up to its title with a uniquely 21st century journey into the sonic unknown


released March 4, 2022

Li Daiguo - Pipa, Cello, Guzheng, Effects, Voice
Rick Parker - Trombone, Effects, Synthesizers

Track 1 recorded June, 2021 by Rick Parker in Brooklyn, NY, USA and Li Daiguo Dali, Yunnan, China

Tracks 2-7 recorded December 5, 2016 at Grand Street Studio, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Ken Rich

Track 8 recorded October 30, 2014 at Degraw Sound, Brooklyn, NY USA
Engineer Ben Rice
Overdubs by Rick Parker, 2021

Track 9 recorded July 13, 2014 at Fishman Studios, Caicun, Dali, Yunnan, China
Engineer Yuefu

Tracks 1-8 mixed by Ryan Mackstaller at Red Panda Recording, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Track 9 mixed by Joe Branciforte at Greyfade Studio, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Mastering by Ryan Mackstaller at Red Panda Recording, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Cover Image by Li Shurui
Cover Design by Rick Parker and Roxanne Wang


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Rick Parker and Li Daiguo Brooklyn, New York

A two-headed ancient, science fiction, pharmaceutical entity casting shadows in Brooklyn and Dali commingles sounds of the trombone, cello, pipa, voice and a variety of electronic remedies to create audio healing potions.

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