‘mass defect / prism on – split (polytechnic youth)’.
Forthcoming on a strictly limited 55 only issue via the boutique imprint Polytechnic Youth, latest from the purveyors of new sounds from a lost age finds prism on and mass defect sharing sides on a release which, based on previous outings issued forth on this uber hip label, will sell out on pre order alone. Mass defect provide the dreamier option and dare I say more transistors turned on offering of the two, an in house collaboration it would seem that features the labels creative back room hive Dom and Alan courting something of the wide eyed innocence of electronic sounds’ silver age whilst star gazing fondly observing future’s to come. ‘magnetic melodie’ serves up a fond glassy eyed homage to that very analogue age, a serenely spectral moog and korg orbital waltz very much tuned into Sonic Boom frequencies and flavoured in the kind of hypno grooved kosmiche that may well have several of you old school Earworm heads spending time rooting through your prized collections for early outings from Echoboy (‘Scene 30’ era) and Magnetophone. Over on the flip and no slouches in the affection stakes the mysterious Prism On known only as the Commander of the Order. This slice of dark matter – incidentally titled ‘flicker flicker pow!’ – comes from a shadowy place and finds its point of reference superbly transcending several generic electronic time zones most notably providing something of three headed leviathan incorporating DAF, Clock DVA and Front 242, but scratch a little deeper and amid its bleak futuristic filmic soundscapes echoes of White Noise, Jean Michel Jarre and Add N to X are found rippling in its vast light consuming vortex.