Year of Release: 2021
Label: Polytechnic Youth
Info: Brand New 7″, Limited to 250 copies
The second of PY’s new singles sees a return to the label for CHARLIE AND THE OSCILLATOR (after the first lockdown period’s half hour sell out LP of psych / electronica mash up classic “Journey of Echoes”.) The band offer up their first 7” here and is released in PY’s lovely new BBC 70s tip-of-the-hat library tracing paper sleeves.
Formed in 2018, the London based duo fuse breakbeats, synths and samples to create eccentric alternative dance music. Their endlessly intriguing world has already drawn comparisons to the likes of DJ Shadow and Death In Vegas. Incredibly adventurous and broadly ambitious, the backbone to their sound is poles away from usual PY fayre, based upon a backbone of funk and soul. Yet from this base they merge many different genres including ambient, trip-hop, dance, disco and more, creating a new form of sample-heavy, dancefloor-friendly electronica.
Debut album ‘Journey Of Echoes’ was a fusion of analogue grit, psychedelic colour and a mass of ramshackle ideas, and the band say that “in a world where it’s almost criminal to be joyous and inventive, it is the soundtrack of a rebellion”. Held together -incredibly- by track introductions and narrations from the actual NY subway announcer guy, the album is definitely top of PY’s reissue programme when pressing plant delays thin out…
The follow up second album ‘Musical Emergency Evacuation Kit’ is scheduled for 2021, with these 2 tracks released as a taster in advance…
All power to the imagination, All hail Charlie And The Oscillator!
Sleeve: Near Mint
Disc: Mint Unplayed
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