PYE CORNER AUDIO –  ” Let’s Remerge! “

Posted: November 7, 2022 in MUSIC

Back in July, Pye Corner Audio (aka analogue synth wiz Martin Jenkins) released “Let’s Emerge!”, an album that traded his usual dark, retro electronic soundscapes for bright psychedelia, and half of the album’s 10 songs featured guitar and vocals by Ride’s Andy Bell (they’d collaborated before). Now Jenkins has handed over a few of that album’s songs to Sonic Boom (aka Pete Kember formerly of Spacemen 3) to work his magic on. These songs were already pretty blissed-out, but Kember sets the controls for the heart of the sun for what is at times the aural equivalent of the last 20 minutes of “2001: A Space Odyssey“. Coolest of the bunch: “Saturation Point,” which Kember refashions into Morricone-esque cinematic drama.

Pye Corner Audio releases an EP of remixes by Spacemen 3 legend Sonic Boom. “Let’s Remerge!” takes three tracks from the recent album “Let’s Emerge!” – which went to Number One in the Official Charts’ dance chart following its release in July – and gives them all appropriately weird and wonderful twists. ‘Haze Loops’ gets turned inside out, the smoke clearing to reveal some new shoots; Andy Bell’s guitar is brought to the fore on ‘Saturation Point’, keeping things together as the rest of the track spins out of control in the background, like a cross between Khruangbin and Ennio Morricone; previous single ‘Warmth Of The Sun’ is put through an acid blender, blurring all the edges and giving us one much-needed final hit of serotonin as the summer recedes into the distance.

released November 4th, 2022

Remixed by Sonic Boom, Sintra

Guitars by Andy Bell

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