Vinyl, 2×LP$29.99Read More
- + MP3
- Gatefold sleeve
- Limited to 500
Released: September 23, 2016
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- Yellow and Black cassette
- Limited to 100
The shadowy Phono Ghosts drifts back to the forefront of abstract electronica with a richly detailed album on the newly minted and self-operated Fonolith imprint.
Having dropped some of the best Skam releases as Phono Ghosts and under the rather tasty name Meat Bingo (a tribute perhaps to the infamous meat raffles that are a traditional Northern pub feature) Phono commits his own brand of chop 'n' drop synth sounds to wax and the fan fave format cassette. Clocking in at fifteen tracks, Solar Dream Reel perfectly mixes the disco fun(k) of Kerrier District with a strong sensibility that should see him aligned with the new wave sounds of Bok Bok's last EP but matched with the cloak and dagger approach of the best out-on-the-edge 0161 tracks.
Having been rinsing this over recent weeks, our fave's have to be the rotational swerve of Megacycles, or the VSnares going mad in the classic house racks of Iron Tones. Adding depth and variance, pieces like Mystery Lingers As A Branch Of Heaven blend atmospheric synth work with unknown sample sources of gurgling vox and film dialogue. Hands down though, the absolute highlight has to be the album closer Saturation Valley. A low-fi piece that verges on synth-pop, but executed with a rain-sodden sensibility that could easily find its way into the sets of Blackest Ever Black or Optimo.
Sterling work and great to finally have some of this guys stuff on vinyl, the highest recommendation from this corner.
Digital Track List
- 1 Forgiveness Runs As Care Leaves 3:04 Buy
- 2 Charm School 3:43 Buy
- 3 Tsunami At White Hotel 4:36 Buy
- 4 Command Of Mind Equates To Love 1:53 Buy
- 5 Walking On The Sun 4:17 Buy
- 6 Pink Teens 4:28 Buy
- 7 Summer Numbers 6:12 Buy
- 8 Belief 2:32 Buy
- 9 Megacycles 4:14 Buy
- 10 Arts (E) 4:41 Buy
- 11 Diagrams Or Brain Thoughts 4:38 Buy
- 12 Ancient Metal Surveys A Dark Sea 2:38 Buy
- 13 Iron Tones 4:18 Buy
- 14 Mystery Lingers As A Branch Of Heaven 2:06 Buy
- 15 Saturation Valley 5:55 Buy