Train Trax

Desperados has taken wild experimentation in music to the next level by creating Train Trax, where we proved that the journey is as good as the destination. Working with the renowned electronic music group Mount Kimbie, Desperados turned an ordinary train carriage in Warsaw into a giant moving instrument.

The train became a hub of innovation. It was wired to be another one of Mount Kimbie’s instruments, shaping the track they recorded live. External RFID sensors were placed at certain points on the train track, so when the train passed them they became musical notes, which the band played along with live. Some of the ambient train sounds were also integrated into the track in real time and the speed of the train dictated the BPM of the bass drum itself, so when the train sped up, so did the beat of the music adding another element of experimentation for the band.