Zhang Zian is one half of FM3, founded in 1999 with Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian. Two active members of the Beijing music scene, FM3 are considered pioneers of electronic music in China. Known for dedicating prime space for "live" aspects within their work, FM3 produces mysterious, meditative and minimalist soundscapes, while subtly adding elements of Chinese folk tradition into a universe abundant in micro-sounds and synthetic glitches. FM3 has been called "the most prominent experimental act in China" by the US magazine Grooves. XLR8R described FM3šs sound as "poetic noise" and the UK magazine The Wire calls FM3 live sets "meditative, soothing and engagingly intimate".
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