Li Yilei – 之/ OF (Métron, LP/CD/digital) 

The early pandemic experiences in particular left their mark on our individual understanding of time and space. This is what also happened to Li Yilei. After one of the last flights from Europe to their Chinese homeland, Li found themselves in a hotel room during a quarantine stay and, inspired by the new impressions of the accelerated standstill and involuntary isolation, began to let the first sketches for the album »之 / OF« develop into twelve compositions. They condense field recordings with acoustic instruments and electronic sounds into ambivalent sound sculptures, which in their brevity and catchiness have not yet been heard in Li's discography, which before has been dominated by conceptual and site-specific works.