A split/collab work of Taiwanese free improv saxophone player Xiao Liu and Korean harsh noise performer sitb Q.
Side A is their solo tracks. In Xiao Liu's track, he fully implement his unique style and aesthetics. The second track, "Pro Malfuntion" is not like other HNW works of sitb Q but more like a modem gone berserk with distortion and overdrive pedals which full of analog texture and satisfactory.
B side is the live recording track of their duo session at an underpass in Taipei. As Harsh As Possible.
About the Album Title:
Parathion, also called parathion-ethyl or diethyl parathion and locally known as "Folidol", is an organophosphate insecticide and acaricide. It was originally developed by IG Farben in the 1940s. It is highly toxic to non-target organisms, including humans, so its use has been banned or restricted in most countries. In Taiwan, drinking parathion used to be a common way to commits suicide for working class people beacuse it was accessible and it had no chance to survive. Until 2019, Taiwanese goverment banned Parathion from the market.