Another missive from the Head Technician of Pye Corner Audio, who's still beavering away with the sort of synth patterns that sound like they should soundtrack an 80s action movie. Bloopy sci-fi synth that is remarkable sought after despite it not being the right decade anymore. Out on Death Waltz Originals and sure to go fast.
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Clear red vinyl 10" on Death Waltz Originals.
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Here Mr Corner Audio is, making the music that’s like one of those Death Waltz 80s soundtrack records but was made the other day in his bedroom with a kick drum and some old synths. It seems that DW and Ghost Box have firmly got him under their wings now, and he’s thoroughly embraced the old-skool aesthetic that would look mighty smart next to the Blade Runner cover art.
On to the music then - A1 is a very deutsche 80s techno/electro stomp with spooky elements, fairly slow and subdued like an intro sequence. By the way, it’s all gonna be filmic in this review. A2&3 are interlude tunes, the former sounding a bit like a VHS production company’s promo jingle and the latter sounding like Geoff Barrow scanning the horizon with red eyes. You can play at red eyes too if you look at people through the tint of this fabulous clear red 10”. Ah, fads. The B side kicks off with a fast paced showdown number that’s definitely the highlight so far, it’s downcast chord progression laying waste to your happy streak. Have we finally got a PCA club-ready banger? The answer’s no, people might cry.
It’s all very straightforward, nothing you haven’t heard before in a John Carpenter film (couldn’t resist, sorry) or Ghost Box release and mostly bathes in its own classic-ness. But I know that lots of folks also bathe with Martin Jenkins in the same kind of sludge, so you’ll all be well into this.
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