Lindi | The Gossypium Era

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The Gossypium Era

by Lindi

This is an important and special album for Lin Di. Its music purports not history or truth, but invites you into the imagined universe of The Gossypium Era. In that space and time, people live as described in ancient inscriptions.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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1. 旱木 (Dry Wood)
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2. 裂帛 (Torn Silks)
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3. 金石女 (The Bronze Girl)
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4. 飞尘逐鹿 (Hunting)
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5. 嬉戏 (Playing)
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6. 圈耕 (The Cycle of Tillage)
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7. 血祭 (The Sacrifice)
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8. 求欢 (Courting)
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9. 陶彩 (The Color of Pottery)
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10. 盘地 (Territorism)
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11. 捣米 (Pounding Rice)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is an important and special album for Lin Di. Its music purports not history or truth, but invites you into the imagined universe of The
Gossypium Era. In that space and time, people live as described in ancient inscriptions. They stroll through landscape paintings indefinitely arrested in time, spontaneously airing out sounds unheard of, spreading rays of the most exquisite and auspicious scents.

棉草纪 The Gossypium Era

1.旱木 Dry Wood
2.裂帛 Torn Silks
3.金石女 The Bronze Girl
4.飞尘逐鹿 Hunting
5.嬉戏 Playing
6.圈耕 The Cycle of Tillage
7.血祭 The Sacrifice
8.求欢 Courting
9.陶彩 The Color of Pottery
10.盘地 Territorism
11.捣米 Pounding Rice


旱木 Dry Wood

烈日燎原
草木干枯
烟生鹗喙
是为火种

Sun scorches vast lands
Weeds and bushes wither
Smoke rises as the osprey shrieks
It is the spark of fire


裂帛 Torn Silks

轻舒卷轴
帛贵纸贱
公子泼墨
侍婢裂帛

Gently stretch the scroll
Silk's precious, paper cheap
The lord splatters ink
The maid tores the silk

金石女 The Bronze Girl

蕴山川美
凝日月辉
有女音妙
清如金石

Vying mountains for beauty
Arresting the radiance of sun and moon
There's a girl with a delightful voice
Bright as tapping a bronze

飞尘逐鹿 Hunting

六辔在手
公子出游
奉时辰牡
舍拔则获

The six reins are in hand
The lord goes out hunting
The male animals of the season are made to present themselves
He lets go his arrow and hits

嬉戏 Playing

有子垂髫
绕膝堂前
春扑粉蝶
秋耍促织

A child dangles around
Clutches to his parent's knees
Catch butterflies in spring
Toy with crickets in autumn

圈耕 The Cycle of Tillage

日出而作
日入而息
凿井而饮
耕田而食

Work when the sun rises
Rest when the sun sets
Drink after digging a well
Eat after plowing the land

血祭 The Sacrifice

除地为墠
司巫诵咒
牲血灌地
五谷丰登

Assign land for rituals
Shamans recite spells
Animal blood spills over the ground
Next year a bumper harvest

求欢 Courting

男女群舞
讴歌互答
有洽于心
即夜奔之

Men and women dance together
Singing celebrations in call and response
When their minds resonate
They hit it off in the night

陶彩 The Color of Pottery

和水与土
浴火成型
五色绘神
万物重生

Mix water and earth
A fire bath brings them into shape
Five colors to paint the spirit
A myriad things come to life

盘地 Territorism

水田丰饶
祸起觊觎
兵戎相见
划界封域

Luscious fields yield wealth
Famine gives rise to envy
Neighbors arm and clash
Borders seal their worlds off

捣米 Pounding Rice

谷实丰收
轻吟缓歌
以木舂缸
乐在其中

A good harvest of rice
Gentle chanting and warm singing
Along the wooden mortar and pestle
Enjoy the moment

Compositions: LinDi
Production: LiuXing
Recording: ZhangJie
Mixer: SuQian
Percussion: LiJia
GuZheng: YuanLi
Chinese Flute/Xun: LiuYi
Double Bass: ZhuShunHua
Ruan/Pipa: LinDi
Vocals: LinDi, SuYong, LiJia, LiuXing, LaoQian, LinHong, XiaoJian, LaoWang, SangNi etc.
Words & Illustration: LinDi
Cover Design: HuangQiong
Translation: Jeroen Groenewegen


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