Heavenly Creatures : an AQNB music & art compendium

23 March 2021

Heavenly Creatures is AQNB’s fourth release of new music and visual works compiled and curated by our London and Los Angeles-based team.

Heavenly Creatures takes its title from the 1994 dark biographical drama and queer cult classic film of the same name, with a nod to Los Angeles party Heav3n and its championing of a post-PC Music sound—born online and spread across communication networks the world over. Featuring music by young producers from across the internet, the compilation’s heavily-filtered, DIY DAW tracks present an online-but-intimate hyper-emotionality by artists addressing life, love and loneliness from the perspective of a pop-appreciating electronic underground. Together with visual art works that express digital modes of intimacy, it’s a space of vulnerability and introspection built on a melancholic sub-frequency that’s carried forward by the hopeless romantics and baby angels that inhabit it.

Music by:
Aj simons & umru
BLOODZ BOI 血男孩 & bod [包家巷]

Visual works by:
Adham Faramawy
Carlos Sáez
Maggie Menghan Chen
Tissue Hunter

Cover artwork by:
Alejandra Muñoz

Steph Kretowicz, AQNB editor
Jared Davis, AQNB associate editor
Matt Dell, AQNB music editor
Caroline Heron, AQNB managing editor

Isaac Treece, mastering

CD edition of 50.
Packaged in clear jewel case with on-body printing on exterior and disc.

All physical purchases come with digital download.
First shipment begins April 15 within Europe and May 15 for Americas / ROW.

BLOODZ BOI 血男孩 enlists bod [包家巷] & Tohji on the solemn pop ballad ‘across the sea my dreams are born in silence’ that provokes shared introspection

15 October 2020

BLOODZ BOI 血男孩 is releasing single ‘across the sea my dreams are born in silence’, with the music video and track premiering on AQNB today. Following respective contributions to YEAR0001’s RIFT One compilation, the Beijing-based artist and bod [包家巷] join forces with Tohji for a solemn pop ballad that defies conventional 4/4 composition.

Off-grid MIDI-Guhzeng plucks of the bod [包家巷]-produced score provoke an introspective curiosity addressed in BLOODZ BOI 血男孩’s whispery lyrics. The cautious interplay between vocals and instrumentation begins to metaphorize, unfolding into an atmosphere of Auto-Tuned cries and synthesized ambience for shared experience to find ground. The artists drift together endlessly in unknown waters as Tohji’s lyrics bubble into the ether.**

BLOODZ BOI 血男孩’s ‘across the sea my dreams are born in silence (feat Tohji) [prod bod [包家巷]]’ is released today October 15.