Speakers Push Air

Speakers Push Air Albums Of The Year Number 5
December 31, 2012, 1:12 pm
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05. Pye Corner Audio – Sleep Games (Ghost Box)


After a series of Bandcamp releases and mixes, it seemed inevitable that Pye Corner Audio would end up on Ghost Box, but in many ways his music is a complete departure. There are no public information film samples, no explicitly referenced nostalgias, the music is more fully formed and less fragmented – the tunes here are paramount whereas you get the feeling with most of the Ghost Box roster that the music is merely a vehicle for ideas. Sleep Games does share some common ground with the rest of the roster – a presumed fondness for Boards Of Canada particularly – but this album also hints at Coil, the Blade Runner soundtrack, and more contemporary electronic tropes (nods at chillwave, even). You can actually dance to this stuff. While its sonic palette might be largely that of an analogue fetishist, this is new and exciting and only a bit haunting.

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