We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome Pye Corner Audio to Ramsgate on March 25th! Quite simply, one of our favourite artists in the electronic music field – majestic, cinematic, and utterly captivating.
An intimate show with The Head Technician. We are very lucky indeed…
“His music is umbilically joined to a set of cathode memories: blinking images of Doctor Who, 1980’s Channel 4 documentaries, late night horror shows” – Boomkat
Pye Corner Audio is a British electronic music project by Martin Jenkins. He deals in an eerie, fragile strain of electronic music mixing the Radiophonic/library music sound, sometimes with a post-punk influence that aligns him firmly with such seasoned hauntologists as Mordant Music, Belbury Poly and The Advisory Circle.
Jenkins refers to himself as the mysterious and nameless Head Technician in most of his online profiles, and extra detail is taken to make the audio and visual elements of his performances look and sound worn and vintage.
The musical landscape has changed considerably in the past decade, but what is remarkable about Pye Corner Audio’s material is that it hasn’t aged a day; its retro-futurist transmissions sound just as mysteriously compelling as they did the first time around. While they purport to faithfully transcribe the sound of yesterday’s technology, they end up being something more: a record of what we wish the past sounded like –a rickety tape transfer of desire itself, spooled and boxed, just awaiting discovery.
“Built around minimalist synth sequences that are slow-building and tense, with agitated pin-prick rhythms and pulsing stabs evoking a vastness of space and associated emotional states” – MOJO
“Press play and it works its magic, imprinting its strange and fantastic visions direct onto your mind’s eye” – UNCUT
“Pye Corner Audio’s layering of electronic sounds and ecological criticism is much more than just music for smart alecs” – The Quietus