Following a winter tour of mainland China in 2019, Vancouver-based, Kaifeng-born artist Yu Su decided to start a label and make an album. Yellow River Blue, named after the world's most heavily salted river, is an album of firsts: it's a debut LP for Yu Su and the inaugural release of her newly-founded bié Records.
As debuts go, this one is striking. It would be hard to believe that such depth could come from a first try, so it's no surprise to find that Yu Su has had a toe dipped in the proverbial salted river for a few years now.
Yu Su's Yellow River Blue nods to China's famous Yellow River, which flows alongside her hometown of Keifang, in the country's Henan province. The album was inspired by a 2019 tour across China that took the Chinese-born, Vancouver-based electronic musician from the country's coast to the Tibetan ….