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Specialist Mix
02.12.2021

Taiwanese music special – Mixed by Prairie WWWW

Experimental Ambient Folk

Serene folk music, lulling ambient and a smattering of more abrasive sounds collide in this specialist mix from Taiwanese five-piece Prairie WWWW.

Formed in Taipei in 2010, Prairie WWWW have spent the past decade-plus crafting evocative experimental music that draws as much from folk as it does rock, or Taiwanese poetry. The group also draw heavy inspiration from nature, which is a recurring theme that crops up in their work time and time again. From the band name itself – which is pronounced ‘Prairie’ without the W’s, with the additional letters instead serving as a “pictogram for a waveform, as well as the imagery of the grass blowing in the wind” – through to their album covers. The latter often feature psychedelic interpretations of natural objects.

The group’s contribution to our specialist mix series takes several cues from nature as well, while spotlighting a whole host of Taiwanese musicians and producers. Dubbed ‘The Scenery of Formosa’ – inspired by Taiwan’s former name – their 60-minute entry pulls together serene compositions, guitar-led tracks and the occasional heavier cut supplied by the likes of Meuko! Meuko!, Chen Ming-Chang and Shikin Rollin. 

This mix was produced in partnership with Asia Rolling Music Festival


See Tracklist
落差草原 WWWW / Prairie WWWW – 黑夢 Formosan Dream
Message Band – 負重之歌 Macilumah
交工樂隊 Labor Exchange Band – 風神125 My Old 125cc Motorcycle
Mong Tong – 秘神 Mystery
石青羅林 Shikin Rollin – 欲 Desire
落差草原 WWWW / Prairie WWWW – 渡 Dù
台灣原住民搖籃曲 Ne Ne Ne – 排灣族搖籃曲 U Wa U Li Ki U La (Paiwan)
陳明章 Chen Ming-Chang – 夜裡的黑 Dark in the Night
龍港 Longone – Ten Swords
Meuko! Meuko! – 希卡公主 Princess Sika
張碧英等九人(合唱) / 徐寶發(骰仔弦伴奏) – 守牛調 (滿洲景色) Qiu Go Tiao (Watching Cattle Melody)
鄭宜農 Enno Cheng – 深深地 Abyssal Zone
Mong Tong – 北之三 (N,3)

Taiwanese music special – Mixed by Prairie WWWW

Taiwanese music special – Mixed by Prairie WWWW

Serene folk music, lulling ambient and a smattering of more abrasive sounds collide in this specialist mix from Taiwanese five-piece Prairie WWWW.

Formed in Taipei in 2010, Prairie WWWW have spent the past decade-plus crafting evocative experimental music that draws as much from folk as it does rock, or Taiwanese poetry. The group also draw heavy inspiration from nature, which is a recurring theme that crops up in their work time and time again. From the band name itself – which is pronounced ‘Prairie’ without the W’s, with the additional letters instead serving as a “pictogram for a waveform, as well as the imagery of the grass blowing in the wind” – through to their album covers. The latter often feature psychedelic interpretations of natural objects.

The group’s contribution to our specialist mix series takes several cues from nature as well, while spotlighting a whole host of Taiwanese musicians and producers. Dubbed ‘The Scenery of Formosa’ – inspired by Taiwan’s former name – their 60-minute entry pulls together serene compositions, guitar-led tracks and the occasional heavier cut supplied by the likes of Meuko! Meuko!, Chen Ming-Chang and Shikin Rollin. 

This mix was produced in partnership with Asia Rolling Music Festival

See Tracklist
落差草原 WWWW / Prairie WWWW – 黑夢 Formosan Dream
Message Band – 負重之歌 Macilumah
交工樂隊 Labor Exchange Band – 風神125 My Old 125cc Motorcycle
Mong Tong – 秘神 Mystery
石青羅林 Shikin Rollin – 欲 Desire
落差草原 WWWW / Prairie WWWW – 渡 Dù
台灣原住民搖籃曲 Ne Ne Ne – 排灣族搖籃曲 U Wa U Li Ki U La (Paiwan)
陳明章 Chen Ming-Chang – 夜裡的黑 Dark in the Night
龍港 Longone – Ten Swords
Meuko! Meuko! – 希卡公主 Princess Sika
張碧英等九人(合唱) / 徐寶發(骰仔弦伴奏) – 守牛調 (滿洲景色) Qiu Go Tiao (Watching Cattle Melody)
鄭宜農 Enno Cheng – 深深地 Abyssal Zone
Mong Tong – 北之三 (N,3)
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