Entangled Routes

 

 

Certainly, this is some of Pye Corner Audio’s strongest output to date. The synths have
never sounded better… Press play and it works its magic, imprinting its strange
and fantastic direct onto your mind’s eye.

UNCUT

It’s hard not to draw a Brian Eno comparison, as this is an album that manages to distil big,
overarching concepts into accessible, and (above all) enjoyable soundscapes.  

QUIETUS

minimalist synth sequences that are slow building and tense, with agitated pin prick rhythms
and pulsing stabs evoking a vastness of space and the associated emotional states,
from agoraphobia induced terror to wide eyed wonder.

MOJO

There’s a real warmth to his analogue synth fetish that conjures up something between
sci fi film music and the narcotic edge of the dancefloor. Everything is tightly controlled,
pieces develop sequentially as each elements reveal happens
at the exact, perfect moment
in time. The edges are smooth, there is nothing to lull you out of a hypnotic reverie, nothing is left
to chance. It’s difficult not to admire this kind of control, this attention to detail.

CYCLIC DEFROST

‘Growth Potential’ is dubby death disco that suddenly blossoms into a steely utopianism,
‘Leaf Mould’ dreams of ‘Europe Endless’ will one day just be decomposing ruins in the loam.
But it ends with a banger, the spare synth bass and lovely spiralling high arpeggio of
‘Symbiosis’ offering a message of hope that man and nature can still learn
to live together and communicate, rather than destroy each other.

ELECTRONIC SOUND

 

Vinyl, CD & Digital available now.

A Letter from TreeTops
by Pneumatic Tubes
25th February 2022

A Letter from TreeTops comes out on 25th February 2022 .  It’s the debut album from Pneumatic Tubes, the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Jesse Chandler ( keyboard & woodwinds player for the bands Midlake and Mercury Rev). Grounded here in his own bucolic makings, Chandler opens his imagination to the world with this very personal and contemplative album. It’s a kind of American Kosmiche Music, a paean to the wild landscapes of the Adirondacks and Catskills of Upstate New York where he grew up. (TreeTops is the name of a summer camp, fondly remembered by several generations of the Chandler family.)

The album came to Chandler almost as an automatic transmission. Shortly after the death of his father, he holed up alone in the old family home with a few synths, a couple of vintage keyboards, percussion instruments and of
course his beloved flutes and clarinets – the “pneumatic tubes” of his nom de plume. Channelling raw memory and landscape, Chandler laid down most of the material for this mystical and elegiac suite of music in just a few days. He later called on some talented friends to flesh out the final recordings; Paul Alexander on bass, Bill Campbell on drums, Marissa Nadler backing vocals and Robert Gomez on electric guitar. The result is a series of beautifully faded musical photographs.

Evocative liner notes are provided by Justin Hopper, author of Old Weird Albion and writer of the Ghost Box spoken word album Chanctonbury Rings. By happy coincidence Hopper also grew up in New York State and has his own deep connection to the landscapes there.

Released on 25th February on LP, CD and all digital channels. Designed by Julian House, the heavyweight vinyl LP version comes with full colour inner sleeve and free download card. Pre-orders open on 2nd February. (and we can guarantee there’ll be no vinyl delays on this release as it’s already safely delivered).

 

Entangled Routes and La Isla Bonita
Out Now.

Today sees the release of the incredible new album by Pye Corner Audio and the debut single on Ghost Box for Large Plants.

Entangled Routes is an awe-inspiring sci-fi epic produced by Martin Jenkins. It’s hewn from his trademark mesmeric sequences, slow dancefloor rhythms and gorgeous sound design. Out now on CD, download & streams and available to pre-order on LP. With artwork as always by Julian House, the LP comes on heavyweight vinyl with full colour inner sleeve and free download code card.

 

 

 

La Isla Bonita is by Large Plants, the new band of Jack Sharp (Wolf People). It’s a super heavy psych rock take on the pop classic. Out now on download & streams everywhere, and available to pre-order on 7”. The physical version is a beautiful slab of heavyweight 7” vinyl wrapped in a thick spined psike psleeve. If you order it from the Ghost Box shop, you’ll get access to a free download version.

 

Large Plants – La Isla Bonita
Out on Friday

Downloads and Streams out this Friday, 26th November and Pre-orders for the 7″open the same day (The vinyl is delayed and is expected to ship to customers around 15th December).

(Large Plants state51 live sessions films coming soon!)

 

Pye Corner Audio, Entangled Routes
Pre-Orders open today

Pre-orders are open now for Entangled Routes, the incredible new album by Pye Corner Audio.

Entangled Routes is an awe inspiring sci-fi epic produced by Martin Jenkins with his trademark mesmeric sequences, slow dancefloor rhythms and gorgeous sound design. It’s out on 26th November on LP, CD, Download and Streams. With artwork as always by Julian House, the LP comes on heavyweight vinyl with full colour inner sleeve and free download code card.

“It’s hard not to draw a Brian Eno comparison, as this is an album that manages to distil big, overarching concepts into accessible, and (above all) enjoyable soundscapes.”
QUIETUS

Also out on the 26th  is La Isla Bonita  by Large Plants. Unfortunately ongoing vinyl manufacturing issues mean there is some uncertainty about the exact completion and delivery date for the 7″ single. So there will be no pre-orders  for this one before the release date.

 

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