Wang Wen is one of China’s leading post-rock bands. This is already their eight studio album. Eight Horses was recorded in a studio that the band built themselves, within the walls of the Echo Library in Dalian. The recordings took place whilst the library was still open to the public; if you listen closely, you might even catch the sound of people talking and going about their business in the background. Recording in such a vibrant and open space – surrounded by books and people who had come along to watch WANG WEN – created an inspirational and creative environment for the band to work in.
The album showcases the band in a more mature light, but retains the creative identity they’ve built up over the past decade and a half. – source