This post marks trescientos posts here at 1146 miles. Way back before this blog had even one post, Aural States highlighted Imperial China. Their January post noted the split release of Imperial China’s full-length Phosphenes between Sockets and Ruffian Records. Aural States went out of their way to deliver high praise for the record:
“Phosphenes” is a testament to Imperial China’s distinct sound, meticulously alloying innumerable flavors of rock and pop into something both fresh and familiar. Not without some imperfections, but overall the album is a confident, well-developed debut of a unique and vibrant voice in a somewhat stagnant scene.
Off of Phosphenes, Go Where Airplanes Go is a hazy atmospheric cut that matches up with the DC band’s self-described “post-something or other.” It manages to adapt experimentalism and rock influences that cannot be bothered by the descriptional limitations of genres. For me, the airy track sounds like I imagine it would be like when opening a supernatural box to a whole new undiscovered world. Go ahead and take the journey and go where airplanes go.
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