Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Polygon Window - Surfing On Sine Waves (1993)
The album cover is I believe a sepia-toned beach in Cornwall (where Richard grew up), but might as well be from some alien planet when taken in conjunction with the music within. Surfing On Sine Waves could easily be what you hear after touching down on an advanced civilisation in a far-flung galaxy and asking the inhabitants what passes for commericial dance music on their planet. After all the twisting and turning beats and warped electronics, the final track is a goregous ambient drift that reveals James' debt to Eno.
something something something 'TECHNO MUSIC' IN ROBOT VOICE