SONIC AGENCY – BELA – “4 Years (Feudalist Capital)”

Originally from Paju, South Korea, bela(they/them) is a Berlin-based musician and performance artist. They vigorously work towards embodying queerness and class consciousness by using laptop electronics and metal-inspired vocal techniques to actualise highly conceptual ideas into discrete sound-objects. On their latest release, the Guidelines EP, they challenge the binary of westernized club music versus conditional acceptance of traditional aesthetics by exclusively using instrumental Korean folk music rhythms that do not conform to the typical 4/4, 16-beat time signature.