Released by Focused Silence on the 22nd of March 2019
Track 0:00 from the EP 0:00 was featured on The Wire Magazine April issue 422, The Wire Tapper CD 48, Italy Rockerilla magazine and BBC Radio 3
Spool's Out: Cassette Reviews For February
Tristan Bath , February 19th, 2019 07:17
"London-based Li Yilei is pegged online as a ‘fine artist’, and it’s insisted that her recordings be ‘quasi instrumental sculptures’. This new EP, titled 0:00 and out on Ferric:Flux though - utilising radio signals from Venus, Uranus, Neptune, Mars, and Saturn alongside some synth, guitar, and field recordings made down here on Earth - undoubtedly draws its greatest strength from its objective musical beauty. The extent of the musification of said planetary transmissions remains a mystery here, with everything in these four brief pieces scrubbed free of its recognisable semblances. Li Yilei’s sparse pieces creak like the wood of an old house, bending and humming against the elements. The tinkle of bell-like tones is the only respite in these brief, cold, and alien atmospheres, reminding one of a memory from back on planet Earth - even if it was perhaps the ringing of a freshly sharpened knife. 0:00 is best taken as an exercise in total immersion, and the rewards for willing participation are manifold. In that sense at least, Li Yilei’s undeniably like a fine artist."
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BY TJ NORRIS ON MARCH 17, 2019
"Another interesting EP on the sublabel of Focused Silence is the time stamped work of Londoner Li Yilei. Her tape may only run for less than twenty minutes but was so provocative that I felt compelled to share my thoughts. From the very second it opens it just bellows with an exquisite bounce of distorted rhythm. Yilei’s live performance somehow incorporates “found planetary sounds” which adds to its peculiar depth that only re-emphasizes the meandering reverb. This fits in an awkward space between mise en scène and a bit of ye olde reconnaissance. I’m reminded of the delicate handling of effects and objects by an artist like Dan Burke, or even Seth Nehil, but her 0:00 is much more elusive as it looks to the outer edge of our skies for answers. The sense of ‘infinite’ is stylish and not overly stamped by tropes or tradition – instead the artist is at work, churning away at a personal vision of gravity’s long reach. Repeat, repeat."