Hidden Gem #47: Pye Audio Corner – The Spiral EP

Pye Audio Corner

Martin Jenkins dons the Pye Corner Audio alias once more, transferring to Death Waltz in order to deliver the soundtrack to an imaginary horror film. It’s naturally an all-analogue affair, with Jenkins making the most of his impressive collection of vintage synths, analogue drum machines and effects units. There’s much to enjoy from start to finish. Check, for example, the ghostly chords, foreboding bassline and spacey electronics of “Do You Hear Then”, the creepy, Carpenter-ish horror-ambience of “It May Not Be Real”, the evocative late night paranoia of “Descent” – which is similar in tone to some of Jonny Jewel’s soundtrack work – and the clattering dancefloor throb of “The Spiral”, whose bassline, beats and darting melodies are just begging to be played over a booming club soundsystem.

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