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Rail Cables

Released: 24.8.15

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For the most part, Rail Cables Summer Selection is the perfect accompaniment for the long and lonely melancholy of a solo train journey. Full of heightened emotion, the mixture of lo-fi folk (This Is The Kit, Jo Gillot) and experimental Ennio Morricone-esque electronica from Kate Stables’ Tunnel evokes rather than tells; sonically alluding to the idea of a train journey. The epic, 22-minute electronic drone centrepiece – courtesy of German-borne Altars Altars – seems to wrap things up early before the record takes an unexpectedly upbeat leap into trip-hop territory as beats collective Grey Tapes curate the slightly out of place second half. A bit like somebody forcing you to come out clubbing when you just want to stay in and watch Harold and Maude.

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