Except for the Darkness (Boys Climbing Ropes)

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Except for the Darkness
Artist Boys Climbing Ropes
English title Except for the Darkness
Publisher Self-produced
Date of release 2010 exactly on 2010/01/30
Release Type CD
Languages on Record English
Total Discs 1
Total Tracks 7
This is a record which could be a CD, LP, tape, digital netdownload or any other kind of collection of music. For a more precise definition, see Category:Records.


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Music: Boys Climbing Ropes
Recording: Brad Ferguson, Da Men
Mixing and mastering: Brad Ferguson
Cover image: Tim Franco

Track Listing

  1. Little Person
  2. Saskatchewan
  3. Big City
  4. Like Knife
  5. What if you had to
  6. Whale Song
  7. Notorious Z.O.M.B.I.E (Hidden Track)



  • Layabozi (c) 2010

Boys Climbing Ropes is an emblematic Shanghai band. They are a representative sample of the local bestiary, as is their sound. The characters behind the band have continued to grow in the wilderness of Shanghai’s indie music scene. You should not overlook this as a minor detail. It’s a great asset for these punk beasts.

Except for the Darkness is the second EP from the band. At first glance it may seem irrelevant that this is an EP, but to me it’s not. There is a certain care behind it, including a pinch of timidity and maybe a lack of resources (money, or free time out of their daily jobs), but I believe it includes strategic thinking. We are in a strange environment where it is not so complicated to go into a studio to record an album for a relatively cheap price you can record one thousand copies of a new album. After all, we are in a paradise city for CD and DVD copies. That’s why it’s not strange in China to get albums of new bands that haven’t been out playing a lot. But then, if you want a decent album with proper sound engineering, and a solid musical proposal, the story is different. So definitely, there are stories behind the EP concept for bands in China.


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