Spun Out Of Control have done it again, with their latest limited edition cassette release! It's the new album from Maine -- his fifth, as it happens -- logically named 'V'. Warning: Parisian analog synths ahoy! The machines make the eerily atmospheric music, with extra interest from vocalists Megané Hinault and synth-pop singer Nina. A carefully crafted album of electronic soundscapes to sink into. Only 125 hand-numbered copies, on a deep blue shell cassette.
Double LP £27.99
2LP on Burning Witches Records. Includes download card and 2 bonus vinyl edition only tracks. Housed in an exclusive slipcase with artwork by Hauntlove.
Tape £8.49 SOS015
Limited deep blue shell cassette tape on Spun Out Of Control. Edition of 125 hand-numbered copies.
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[Fades in quietly] Thusly do the opening strains of Maine (Micheal Dupay) and his fifth  album, V, icily reveal themselves. Yes, OK so it is their fifth *but* it’s their First Vinyl LP released through Burning Witches -- the label run by (the band) All Of Them Witches. For imagined ambient synth soundtracks, look, all ye who care, no further than those guys. The cassette version, however, would appear to be released by the tape-fixated Spun Out Of Control. Confused…? Yeah, me too.
Anyway, here’s an imagined synth soundtrack for you -- with real live synths tumbling and buzzing everywhere. Super. Classic synth sounds abound, albeit with their prettily, lightly rolling melodicism outstripping the rumbling, hovering otherworldly eeriness (such as the like made by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein for the ‘Stranger Things’ telly program). There are even lovely, breathy vocals -- that's Nina -- on ‘Below The Landslide’. What you can’t hear is my inadvertent sigh of contentment.
So, in effect Dupay has made soothing synth sounds for a parallel universe wherein all things are infinitely more beautiful and less stress-inducing than here. With the odd distraction / minor-key moment. Reminding me that my battery-powered, L.E.D. fake candle has been lighting itself every night, around 8:45 the past 5 nights. True story... Honestly, I’m a bit frightened to go near it. This music will make it all better. It even has an occasional slo-mo disco groove (‘L’autome’)! Delightful.
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