This second record from Bete Tete carries heavier features than their first--more low end and synth oriented concepts, field recordings from all over China, samples from beyond, and a hopeful struggle. An opening to Shezhen Bhuddists chanting for money bleeds into a cow's tragic love affair with a whale in the age of Scorpio. Bai Yan's burdens swell but are dealt with. The constant weight of time in Bai Yan comes from a process spanning 4 years of arrangement, production, and transcontinental traveling. There is a weight, yet it is understood that all of this is actually happening: tension eventually breaks, guitars bring warm comfort, conversations with friends and lovers, and songs from Tibetan street musicians rub reality back into place.