The Transsiberian Express was on my wish list in the 80s/90s. Even had tickets once, which I had to return but that’s all a long time ago. Thylacine has done the journey and has produced an album as a result. I really love the album. It’s ambient in parts, found sound in others and has a similarity to Banco de Gaia’s Last Train to Lhasa. I was playing it when D came round and she commented that it was a very 90s style sound. That may influence why I enjoy it so much. There’s a bit of Digweed’s Northern Exposure in there too. This comes highly recommended.
Blurb: Named after the famous railway connecting Moscow to Vladivostok, it was written on Thylacine’s – (real name William Reze) own journey last summer, a concept album inspired by travel, composed entirely over the course of the trip, alone in the cramped, confinements of his cabin. He recorded the sounds of the trains and these samples can be heard throughout. He also took a video crew with him to document the journey and to highlight the creative process undertaken to achieve the final result. The album also comes with a remix from Kompakt Record boss Michael Mayer.