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Chinese post rockers reveal trailer for September album release

Ahead of the release of their new album, Chinese experimental, instrumental post-rock band, Wang Wen will release a unique vinyl box set of their collaborative performance with cinematographer Cheng Ran.

Cheng Ran approached Wang Wen to provide the soundtrack to a nine hour film he was creating, and the band pushed themselves to the limits of their creativity when recording that soundtrack. The results, entitled In Course of the Miraculous will be released on 4 separate vinyl EPs, packaged into a 55 – pages photo art book, and a DVD documenting the live performance and recording process. The 30 x 26 cm photo book comes with a leather binding and screw joints.

Detailed pictures + pre-order here:

The original soundtrack was recorded inside an enormous warehouse which had been artificially flooded, and the band performed on a platform “island”. Xie Yugang of Wang Wen described the recording as “something we have always dreamt about doing.

Wang Wen hail from Dalian, China and have been together for 17 years, releasing eight albums to date. The band were one of the first to have their albums released on vinyl in their home country and have been both pioneering and unwavering in their commitment to never compromise on their sound. The band have shared stages with the likes of Mono and Mogwai, and are continuously seeking out opportunities to take their experimental attitude to a wider artistic audience.

In Course of the Miraculous
will be released on September 9, 2016 via Pelagic Records. Wang Wen’s next album, Sweet Home Go!will be released later in September, with more details to follow shortly.


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