Next release up on Crouch End based minimal synth label Polytechnic Youth, is a Rough Trade West Exclusive 45! Two ace tracks heavy on horror-synth / 70s VHS Carpenter-esque vibes, from French synth maestro Cavern and Tom McDowell’s Dream Division.
Cavern offer up this insight into his contribution to the 45 (‘Hadean: First Eon Mix’) - Hadean is a memory of time, a geological form that is part of one and same person, the Precambrian Lord. It tells the story of the first act, the first Eon of his reign : chaotic, enigmatic and massive. The "First Eon Mix" version is an alternative approach, accompanying the release of the single Hadean from the album Precambrian Overlord.
Whereas, Dream Division’s piece is the latest in a long line of gems to grace the Polytechnic Youth label, all of which are long sold out. This track Minds of Evil, Tom says, “could be seen as the theme track to an unearthed 80's vhs tape; analogue recordings of synth horror from the Dream Division sound library”.
Despite the idea mooted pre-lockdown, this one time pressing (of 100 copies only, in sticker sealed, hand numbered, ink-stamped envelope packs) is suitably timed; released by Polytechnic Youth as they do their bit for their favourite new release shop (since the mid ‘80s) in these crazy times….
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