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Soviet System

Released 11/08/17 Label Polytechnic Youth Genre Electronic Cat no. py34


Limited to 300 Copies. Next up on Polytechnic Youth, is the ace new album (a first on vinyl following online only releases previously) from the fabulous Morphoex. Based in Rouen, France, and started in 2000, Morphoex is the project of Isthmael Baudry - a musician and photographer (his sleeve artwork adorns the jacket here, adapted by PY chum Nick Taylor) who presents the mighty Soviet System for Polytechnic Youth. Beautiful synth soundscapes that fluctuate between - on one hand- the icy synthpop edge of early Mute, yet build into ominously darker, beat driven, industrial rhythms that recall Throbbing Gristle and early Cabs; though with a succinct French flavour that tips it’s hat towards some of the work of Heldon / Richard Pinhas via the revered sounds emanating from the Berlin School.