Pye Corner Audio - Sleep Games

Sleep Games

Pye Corner Audio

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 14 tracks £12.95 Out of stock.
CD Album 16 tracks £10.95
Download Album (flac) 16 tracks £7.99
Download Album (mp3) 16 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.99

Description

Pye Corner Audio - Sleep Games

Sleep Games is the new album from Pye Corner Audio the most recent addition to the Ghost Box roster. There are echoes of John Carpenter, Italo horror soundtracks and a kind of post rave meltdown in PCA's submerged disco and spectral electronics. Something of a new sound to the world of Ghost Box but at the same time an uncannily perfect fit.

Reviews

Ghost Box's ongoing collective hallucination reaches the haunted dancehall. The sleevenotes to Martin Jenkins' latest research document playfully refer to a state of 'deja entendu', but though much is composed of vintage electronic ingredients, its generic coordinates remain as unfixed as the 'non places' he aims to evoke in the melancholic, occasionally sinister silicon suite. "Into The Maze" and "The Mirror Ball Cracked" are techno composed of dust and drizzle, while "Nostalgia Pills" and "Chlorine" are woozy synth reveries. Like the kind of memory-sprites often evoked by Ghost Box releases, this is music that continually slips away from you even as you chase down its essence.
MOJO

After releasing three volumes of the intriguing Black Mill Tapes throughout 2010 and 2011 on his own Pye Corner Audio Transcription Services, Martin Jenkins takes the natural step and releases his studio album Sleep Games on Jim Jupp's wonderful Ghost Box label. The darker reaches of the haunted ballroom, the creeping shadows and the ghostly ambience of abandoned warehouses and buildings, and the faded charm of cult '70s children TV shows comprise the similar sound aesthetic that Jenkins and Jupp both encompass. Sleep Games begins with a nod to Jenkins' previous work with the marauding "The Black Mill Video Tape." It instantly recalls the imperious electronics of the finest John Carpenter and Alan Howarth soundtracks. The album then gusts over you like a Cold War wind, with dark thudding beats and kosmische chimes and breezes echoing all around. Jenkins' love and obvious influence of Krautrock become apparent on the motorik-sounding "Palais Spectres" and continue to flicker throughout the rest of the record. There is a haunting, almost chilling, undercurrent to the material; the VHS rhythms of "A Door in the Dry Ice" is a foggy slice of '80s B-movie electronics. The almost ambient-sounding "Nostalgia Pills" conjures up -- as its title intends -- faded memories before the two closing tracks ("Chlorine" and "Nature Reclaims the Town") calmly yet eerily end the album like a forgotten sci-fi novel. Our Head Technician has delivered an accomplished album for Ghost Box that only serves to enhance the well-deserved reputation of both parties.

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Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (GBX017)
  1. Pye Corner Audio - Sleep Games
  2. Pye Corner Audio - The Black Mill Video Tape
  3. Pye Corner Audio - Print Through
  4. Pye Corner Audio - Deep End
  5. Pye Corner Audio - Into the Maze
  6. Pye Corner Audio - Experimental Road Surface
  7. Pye Corner Audio - Yesterday's Entertainment
  8. Pye Corner Audio - The Mirror Ball Cracked
  9. Pye Corner Audio - Palais Spectres
  10. Pye Corner Audio - Remanence
  11. Pye Corner Audio - A Door in the Dry Ice
  12. Pye Corner Audio - A Non-Place
  13. Pye Corner Audio - Underneath the Dancefloor
  14. Pye Corner Audio - Nostalgia Pills
CD Album (GBX017)
  1. Pye Corner Audio - Sleep Games
  2. Pye Corner Audio - The Black Mill Video Tape
  3. Pye Corner Audio - Print Through
  4. Pye Corner Audio - Deep End
  5. Pye Corner Audio - Into the Maze
  6. Pye Corner Audio - Experimental Road Surface
  7. Pye Corner Audio - Yesterday's Entertainment
  8. Pye Corner Audio - The Mirror Ball Cracked
  9. Pye Corner Audio - Palais Spectres
  10. Pye Corner Audio - Remanence
  11. Pye Corner Audio - A Door in the Dry Ice
  12. Pye Corner Audio - A Non-Place
  13. Pye Corner Audio - Underneath the Dancefloor
  14. Pye Corner Audio - Nostalgia Pills
  15. Pye Corner Audio - Chlorine
  16. Pye Corner Audio - Nature Reclaims the Town
Download Album (GBX017)
  1. Pye Corner Audio - Sleep Games
  2. Pye Corner Audio - The Black Mill Video Tape
  3. Pye Corner Audio - Print Through
  4. Pye Corner Audio - Deep End
  5. Pye Corner Audio - Into the Maze
  6. Pye Corner Audio - Experimental Road Surface
  7. Pye Corner Audio - Yesterday's Entertainment
  8. Pye Corner Audio - The Mirror Ball Cracked
  9. Pye Corner Audio - Palais Spectres
  10. Pye Corner Audio - Remanence
  11. Pye Corner Audio - A Door in the Dry Ice
  12. Pye Corner Audio - A Non-Place
  13. Pye Corner Audio - Underneath the Dancefloor
  14. Pye Corner Audio - Nostalgia Pills
  15. Pye Corner Audio - Chlorine
  16. Pye Corner Audio - Nature Reclaims the Town

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Sleep Games £0.99
2 The Black Mill Video Tape £0.99
3 Print Through £0.99
4 Deep End £0.99
5 Into the Maze £0.99
6 Experimental Road Surface £0.99
7 Yesterday's Entertainment £0.99
8 The Mirror Ball Cracked £0.99
9 Palais Spectres £0.99
10 Remanence £0.99
11 A Door in the Dry Ice £0.99
12 A Non-Place £0.99
13 Underneath the Dancefloor £0.99
14 Nostalgia Pills £0.99
15 Chlorine £0.99
16 Nature Reclaims the Town £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (16 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Sleep Games £0.99
2 The Black Mill Video Tape £0.99
3 Print Through £0.99
4 Deep End £0.99
5 Into the Maze £0.99
6 Experimental Road Surface £0.99
7 Yesterday's Entertainment £0.99
8 The Mirror Ball Cracked £0.99
9 Palais Spectres £0.99
10 Remanence £0.99
11 A Door in the Dry Ice £0.99
12 A Non-Place £0.99
13 Underneath the Dancefloor £0.99
14 Nostalgia Pills £0.99
15 Chlorine £0.99
16 Nature Reclaims the Town £0.99
Entire FLAC Download Album (16 tracks) £7.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section