Khyber Mail (Finders Keepers)
60s / 70s Rock / Pop / Progressive / Kraut
• ‘Khyber Mail’ is a concept album designed to invoke images and sounds of a high speed Pakistani freight train travelling from Karachi to Peshawar, dominated by Sohail Rana's whining and addictive electric keyboard and a motoric rhythm section of beaty percussion and sitars, introducing a form of radical patchwork pop and mechanical music to a warm receptive audience.
• By combining the folk music of the Sindh and the Punjab with maverick sounds, signatures and rhythms, ‘Khyber Mail’ marks a landmark shift in the Pakistani pop industry, kick-starting a lengthy career for one of its best loved musical patrons while setting a challenging new standard for the "plugged-in" Lollywood pop scene that would explode at the turn of the decade.
• The newest instalment in Finders Keeper’s critically acclaimed ‘Sound Of Wonder’ series.
• Original vinyl copies of ‘Khyber Mail’ command prices in excess of £300 on certain internet auction sites, if you’re lucky enough to come across one.
• “Sohail Rana, versatile maestro of film and pop composition, and leading force in pioneering the cultural landscape of modern Pakistan. His longplay masterpiece, Khyber Mail is stocked with groovy eastern moods, electric organ, sitar soul and surf guitar” - Alan Bishop (Sublime Frequencies / Sun City Girls)