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Sunday 13 March 2022

Half An Hour Of Pye Corner Audio

If you fancy your Sunday a tad dystopic, and given the state of the world right now that's pretty fitting, then maybe this thirty three minute mix of music from Pye Corner Audio will do the job. It took a while to get it right and I had to chop and change the tracks around a few times There's no shortage of material- Martin Jenkins is very prolific, his synthesisers and FX units seemingly constantly on the go. The first version of this was a bit too dark, too dystopian. I had to bring some light into those deep caverns Pye Corner Audio like to be submerged in. The analogue synth sounds, drones, repeating patterns and motifs, pattering drum machines, throbbing basslines and pulsating melodies in Pye Corner Audio's music are all shrouded in a murky mystery, the sound of a future imagined in the 1970s and 80s that hasn't quite come to pass. The memory of rave is in there too (literally in a track with that exact title) and in the acid tinged finale of Jupiter Orbit, Detroit's techno/ science fiction re- imagined in 21st century Britain. 

Eyes Open, Murk, Quarry Rave, Jupiter Orbit and Memory Of Rave are all from Martin's monthly offerings at Bandcamp, released over the last couple of years. Phase B is from an EP called Where Things Are Hollow 2 from 2020 and Synoptic is from the Entangled Routes album that came out at the end of last year. 

Half An Hour Of Pye Corner Audio


  • Eyes Open
  • Murk
  • Quarry Rave
  • Phase B
  • Memory Of Rave
  • Synoptic
  • Jupiter Orbit


Khayem said...

Looking forward to this, Adam. Your half hour mixes rotate frequently: Massive Attack and Moon Duo got another airing yesterday. A great series, all round.

Swiss Adam said...

Thanks Khayem- we've been away in the lake District for the weekend and the PCA and Moon Duo ones were both on in the car and added to the journey up there.