Michael Turtle produced these tracks in the early 1980’s: now they are highlighted as part of Music From Memory’s series of 12”s. Are You Psychic? was recorded in the family living room aged 22, but both it and Astral Decoy sound fully-developed despite Turtle’s limited means. Full album reissue to follow...
12" £10.99 MFM 008
12" on Music From Memory.
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8/10 Andy Customer review, 7th October 2015
This is a beautiful two tracker, well worth investing in. Leading with 'Are You Psychic' on the a side you get a just under 13 minute journey of gentle drumming, synths and a ghostly vocal intoning the title. Midway through a lovely bass kicks in taking the track into deeper hypnotic territory, don't get too comfortable though as Mr Turtle starts throwing in some squealing synths taking the track into a darker zone. This isn't Squarepusher type aural violence, the track remains a headtrip of the soothing variety.
On the flip 'Astral Decoy' is a slightly more uptempo take on the synth, padded drums style, there is a nice use of electric keys that takes this almost towards boogie territory. Nice vibes throughout this is gold for balearic types and is sure to see this reissue sell quickly. All in over 20 minutes of gorgeous, atmospheric and well produced music, and you still have nearly enough change from a tenner to buy a flake to sit back and enjoy whilst listening. Sophisticated stuff.
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