SURPRISE! Dedekind Cut has graced us on this fine American holiday we call Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a brand new mixtape. Hinted at yesterday via Instagram, ???? ??? (heart break) is released under the new moniker Barrio Sur, and it sees Dedekind Cut getting some help from Max Lesser and Dirty Beaches's Alex Zhang Hungtai. From Dedekind Cut:
Karen O made the film with director Ana Lily Amirpour and fashion brand Kenzo, and it stars Alex Zhang Hungtai (fka Dirty Beaches). Continue reading…
A collaboration with Michael Kiwanuka for KENZO’s new short film starring Alex Zhang Hungtai (Dirty Beaches)
The film premieres September 13 at POP Montreal.
Detective Dale Cooper isn't back to his old self, and neither is Alex Zhang Hungtai.
Trouble is a trio made up of Dirty Beaches' Alex Zhang Hungtai, David Lynch's son Riley Lynch, and Lynch music supervisor Dean Hurley. They appeared on last night's episode of Twin Peaks performing in the show's Roadhouse, and they recorded the track they played for a 7" that's being released via Sacred Bones. "Snake Eyes,"
Detective Dale Cooper isn’t back to his old self, and neither is Alex Zhang Hungtai. But while Huntai hasn’t returned to his Dirty Beaches project, he’s still a TMT favorite, so it was quite the treat to see him last night on tenor sax,...Show More Summary
The return of “Twin Peaks” on Showtime continued tonight. For the show’s fifth episode, Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches/Last Lizard made an appearance. His cameo was as a member of the band Trouble, which performs at the Roadhouse near the end of the new episode. Show More Summary
The experimental trio’s debut album is out June 23.
Dedekind Cut was probably the single greatest producer to release an album packaged with a yoga mat in 2016. Yoga mat notwithstanding, DC’s album $uccessor and preparatory EP American Zen signified a pretty auspicious entry into the world of ambient electronica for the producer formerly known as Lee Bannon. Show More Summary
"I'm thinking about you. What else can I say?" Not my words. An Atwood, her razor reversal of pronouns in time, the ripping and rippling of people remembering. Memory is time travel, a brain's attempt to cocktail thoughts into the conjured...Show More Summary
Alex Zhang Hungtai Knave of Hearts [Ascetic House; 2016] Rating: 3/5 “I’m thinking about you. What else can I say?” Not my words. An Atwood, her razor reversal of pronouns in time, the ripping and rippling of people remembering. Memory...Show More Summary
Like sands through the hourglass… these are the days like the days merely a few years ago, in which Alex Zhang Hungtai’s Dirty Beaches project was still churning out singles and short full-length albums hazily exploring the effects of...Show More Summary
Though it was sad to see Dirty Beaches dissolve a couple years back, Alex Zhang Hungtai continued to make beautiful music under his government name and the moniker Last Lizard. Today he shares an intimate collection entitled Knave Of Hearts, which comprises seven instrumental tracks made between 2012 and 2015. Hungtai slowly builds spacious soundscapes […]
The L.A.-via-Montreal experimenter drops seven personal piano meditations.
The Montreal-based musician Alex Zhang Hungtai has stopped releasing music under his Dirty Beaches moniker; he’s moved on to calling himself Last Lizard. But before he retired the Dirty Beaches name, he used it for one final record, an instrumental collection called Stateless. Stateless ended with a contemplative 15-minute ambient track called “Time Washes Everything [...]
Last we heard from Alex Zhang Hungtai, he was breaking news and our hearts via the dissolution of his long-running project Dirty Beaches, though he promised, via Twitter, “NEW PROJECTS NEW MUSIC COMING SOON 2015” (caps-lock his). Well,...Show More Summary
Alex Zhang Hungtai's last album as Dirty Beaches finds a complacent resting place.
Aw, man. And I was just starting to get used to the idea that every beach I ever go to should rightly resemble a filthy abrasive pile of vomit-y dogshit! Oh well. What can you do? Well, actually, I guess the most reasonable human thing would be to quickly look around for a scapegoat. Show More Summary
The Montreal musician performed under the moniker since 2005.