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Blood Wine or Honey Bring Nerves and Experimentation to the Party


Photos by Daniel Murray

A current of manic energy runs through the wild musical world created by Hong Kong-based trio Blood Wine or Honey. The multi-instrumentalists layer saxophone, cello, bass, MPC, clarinet, as well as woodwinds like the Central Asian zurna and Chinese hulusi, to create a rich palette of psychedelic funk and glitchy Afrobeat on their debut album Fear & Celebration. The ensemble—made up of James Banbury, Joseph von Hess, and Shane Aspegren—call it “hypno-tropicalia.”

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