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— by Noel Gardner: The concept, such as it is, behind this extended player by Beijing electronic producer Howie Lee seems pretty neat: ancient aesthetics meeting modern-era media, nature’s fragile beauty bruised by a stamp from humanity’s boot. I say ‘seems’ because it’s all pretty loose, as concepts go. The title references a series of martial arts-themed stories by Chinese novelist Gu Long, written during the 1970s and central to the author’s esteemed status in the wuxia genre, but Lee’s seven track titles here bear no relation to any in the Seven Weapons series itself, although they do all read like something you might expect to find on a fantasy book jacket…

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