Split LP: Chinese Post-Rock Meets Swedish Experimental
Swedish experimental instrumentalists pg.lost and China's post-rock outfit Wang Wen combines to release their self-titled vinyl "Split LP"
When it comes to music, everybody wants as much of the good stuff as they can get. Swedish experimental instrumentalists pg.lost and China's post-rock outfit Wang Wen (罔聞) give it to listeners with their shared self-titled vinyl "Split LP", giving fans a proverbial 'two for one' musical experience. This in itself makes the LP dynamic, but the 5 songs on the album are uniquely captivating and sure to please music lovers of any genre.
"Desperdicio (part1)" begins with drum kit, power toms, and the wall of electric guitar and blended electric organ. The ideas are melodic, and have the sound of a final showdown, bringing to mind an epic battle between two major opposing forces. "Desperdicio (part2)" is almost an aftermath of the first situation. The song is great as is, but it would be quite interesting to hear it with lyrics added, though they would have to be quite strong to hold their own against the backdrop of the music. The tempo on "Desperdicio (part 2) is much quicker than on its counterpart, giving it a sense of urgency and importance. The organ lays a nice, solid bed of padding. Adding to that, the bass and vibe take a decidedly 80's blend in the tone and texture of the guitar and harmony. All very cool.
The next section of the record is the music of Wang Wen. The distinct difference in writing styles presents an engaging piece using acoustic piano, bass, double guitar parts, and drums. The harmony flows in a wheel of cascading colors, and the interesting organ is saved as a final building layer, and is nicely done. The music production is good, and utilizes a variety of changes to keep listeners captivated.
"Homeland Accent," is a warm lullaby with subtle tremolo style playing on the guitar. The use of dynamics, a haunting string line in the distance, and the mildly distorted buzz on the Rhodes electric piano and the harmonic overtones give depth to the track, and build the dramatic effect as the guitars return with a stronger presence, the drums intensify, and the time breaks on the phrases really distinguish Wang Wen's piece.
"Mouse Song" is the final cut, with some cool progressive blends of synthesizer, electric guitar, and what sounds like a violin towards the end. There are solid cinematic possibilities with the interesting range of dynamics these pieces have. Wang Wen will impress any music lover anywhere in the world.
Overall, this is a superb album, with a range of musical styles that are quite enticing. Co-released by Chinese labels Genjing Records and Weary Bird Records, "Split LP" is an innovative musical concept, and one that we are likely to see more of in the future to satisfy the appetites of true music lovers.
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