Neo-psychedelic masterpiece drawing form flourishes of world music.
Leaning into their psychedelic chops and drifting away from their indie pop sensibilities, Hangzhou’s Railway Suicide Train (卧轨的火车) strike gold on their dense and beautifully realized sophomore LP “大陆 Continent“.
Recorded in the nomad paradise of Gebi Bar (in Yiwu), the band is firing on all cylinders here, ratcheting up the vibrant and at times otherworldly atmosphere whilst keeping the tension taut and melodies infectious.
And while more and more bands are finding repose in the possibilities of neo-psychedelic music, the band is finding solace in the rich flourishes of world music. A band in complete command of their craft, and by far one the year’s best.
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