Bolis Pupul

Neon Buddha

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Fresh off the back of a debut album with sidekick Charlotte Adigéry Belgium-Chinese musician Bolis Pupul explores themes of heritage and identity on his new solo two-track 12": "Neon Buddha" - on Soulwax's highly credible Deewee label.

Mixing widescreen electronica – think early Mr Fingers-like techno and Yellow Magic Orchestra’s exuberant man-machine minimalism – with the warm-hearted and wonky naivete of Belgian New Beat Bolis’ singular sonics are at once playful emotive unrelenting and tender.

The title track is inspired by a dream Bolis had of a pagoda in Hong Kong featuring a contemplative Buddha made of neon lights. The music is similarly bright and exciting – an insistent acid squiggle giving the track the requisite Weatherall-friendly A Love from Outer Space chug.


Matt says: Wide-screen electronica & stadium braindance from the Soulwax curated label. Bolis Pupul's wild harnessing of instruments reminds me of classic Modeselektor and his synthetic and expansive sonic canvases are an absolute overload on the senses.


A. Neon Buddha
B. Rendez-Voodoo

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