Pye Corner Audio releases Sonic Boom EP
Pye Corner Audio has released an EP of remixes by Spacemen 3 legend Sonic Boom. Let’s Remerge! takes three tracks from the recent album Let’s Emerge! The EP was mastered by Heba Kadry and is available on all digital platforms and as a limited edition orange vinyl 10”. Let’s Emerge! is heavily inspired by the celestial drones of Spacemen 3 and it seemed the logical next step to ask Sonic Boom to rework one of the tracks, but we ended up getting three for the price of one.
“When Nat from Sonic Cathedral said we should ask Sonic Boom for a remix, I thought he was kidding, but as a huge Spacemen 3 fan I felt we should give it a shot,” says Pye Corner Audio, aka Martin Jenkins, of how the EP rather fortuitously came about. “Happily, he ended up remixing three tracks and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. He really took them somewhere special.”
“Friends kept mentioning Pye Corner Audio. Friends with good taste. And when I listened, I could hear why,” adds Sonic Boom, aka Pete Kember, who has just released Reset, his acclaimed collaboration with Panda Bear. “When Sonic Cathedral approached me about a remix, with Andy Bell in tow to boot, I asked for the stems of the three tracks that I liked the most… and sometimes in life things just flow.
“Three tracks and three remixes later, here we are, finally sending them off into the world to do their thing and for us to float and oscillate into their textures. These songs were medicine during troubled times for me. I can’t think of a better endorsement.”
“Haze Loops” gets turned inside out, the smoke clearing to reveal some new shoots; Andy Bell’s guitar is brought to the fore on ‘Saturation Point’, keeping things together as the rest of the track spins out of control in the background, like a cross between Khruangbin and Ennio Morricone.
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