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‘Museum of Fire’ by Adderal Canyonly trades in sublime retro-synth workouts, a whirring sound both cosmic and kitsch. It’s yet another release this year from the Polytechnic Youth label, and one that fits in keenly with the rest of the label’s roster. Expect jagged, crude, and technicolour analogue experiments with a stubbornly DIY ethos. The LP is limited to a run of 300 copies.


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Museum of Fire by Adderall Canyonly
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7/10 Jamie Staff review, 22 November 2018

So, Polytechnic Youth then: what else can be said about the label and their “stubbornly DIY” ethos? Not much really. But I’ll give it my best, anyway (“What a trooper!”, you say).

The latest LP in their admirably stubborn series of analogue-synth craftings comes in the form of this record; ‘Museum of Fire’ by Adderall Canyonly. You get what you might expect: several tracks crudely but effectively approximating Home Computing as it might’ve been when you and I were at school (I don’t know, I can barely remember what I had for tea last night let alone the BBC Micro Model ‘B’, Ceefax and all those techno educational programmes on telly in 1982.) The human memory is notoriously unreliable; less reliable than 16KB of RAM perhaps -- but here is the de facto soundtrack. For real. Also, it sounds like Kraftwerk.

You know the kind of sound by now. Often the synths get all whirling and cosmic-psych. It’s kind of groovy, in a fluorescent kinda way.




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