The second LP for Polytechnic Youth this September, is slightly darker- representing a more industrial edged, slow burning listen, than the Dream Division. Promised for awhile now and packing no less a punch than the other PY LP it is released alongside, this is the debut full length from Stuttgart based PERRACHE.
Having appeared on the “Popcorn Lung” compilation LP earlier in the year, this is one PY have been keen to unleash for awhile now. Four fabulous electronic pieces, arguably in a vein not dissimilar to some of the works of Conrad Schnitzler or Cluster perhaps; It is possibly best left with Joachim Henn, (whose first solo work this) is to explain further:
“Almost all of the noises on the album emanated from the moog I fell instantly in love with – a true ‘love at first sight’ encounter when recording in the studio with E Jugend (one of my projects some two and a half years ago). I never intended to record, let alone release any solo stuff but when I was seduced into bringing this beautiful moog home, this suddenly changed. Bringing out my old Fostex 4-track and using an array of effects pedals, this almost punkish approach of impromptu recording was hugely appealing and intuitive.
Most of the layers on the album are first takes, as are the mixes (bar one or two cases of overdubbing); “Dustflag” represents a good insight into my recording process- being the first track I recorded on the moog. It reflects the character of the whole process: I just tried to capture and loosely structure what I came across- before I even realized it was already finished. If several people hadn’t urged me to stick at it, the track would be buried peacefully somewhere on a tape for good, probably…”
It’s title was inspired by signs dotted around the parking bays in Milan central station, the record is a beauty and is expected to sell out quick. Brought to you on tasty cream coloured vinyl in top loading sleeves, to move quickly is suggested on this one. 300 on vinyl only…
FORMAT: Limited edition of 300
Polytechnic Youth PY97