NE110: An Exclusive Pye Corner Audio Mix

October 22, 2012 Needle Exchange


In putting this mix together, I wanted it to be a collection of tracks that have had a huge influence on me, one way or another. I also wanted to show what’s currently in my headphones. Detroit techno has always been important to me, and Model 500, Drexciya and Carl Craig (present here as Carls Davis) are just about at the apex of that grand institution. Hieroglyphic Being is continuing the tradition in fine style.

I think it’s fairly obvious that film soundtrack is a great influence on PCA, and Michel Rubini’s score for Manhunter is phenomenal. It also seems to be mixed unusually high against the film. Although only here in a shortened form, “Jordanian Descent” by Vatican Shadow is a 20-plus-minute piece that just draws you in so deeply. Cloudface is a recent find. Their cassette on Nice Up International is a fine slice of crunchy Roland abuse, 101+303+606=YES! I’m a longtime fan of Border Community, and I think both Nathan Fake and Luke Abbott have recently released their best work–beautiful stuff. I have a predilection for a dark ambience, and the Silent Servant, Beak> and Prostitutes tracks possess that in abundance.

…and Scott Walker just is.

Thanks for listening…

Legowelt – Romantic Overture 23
Drexciya – Welcome to Drexciya
Vatican Shadow – Jordanian Descent (Sharia Law) – excerpt
Michel Rubini – Lecter’s Message (Manhunter Soundtrack)
Beak> – Deserters
Cloudface – Better Deafened
Silent Servant – Utopian Disaster (End) 12″ Mix
Hieroglyphic Being – A Time Warp Synthesizer
Carls Davis – Sketches Part 1
Model 500 – I Wanna Be There (Edit)
Nathan Fake – Paean
Luke Abbott – Modern Driveway
Pye Corner Audio – The Mirror Ball Cracked
PROSTITUTES – To See the Guns Dying @ Sunset
Scott Walker – On Your Own Again

Pye Corner Audio’s latest album, ‘Sleep Games’, is available now on Ghost Box. Stream it below via Spotify…