PSY035 Anodyne - Corrosion
Psychonavigation Records presents the new album from one of Ireland’s unsung electronic heroes ‘anodyne’. Colin N Cloughley aka anodyne, known for his mind shredding live shows, returns after a 14 year hiatus to present his latest opus in the form of ‘corrosion’. Thinking of himself as more of a programmer than a musician, anodyne utilizes his own, home built plug-ins and circuit bent instruments to great effect throughout the album’s twelve tracks.
From the album’s minimalistic opener, When The Sky Fell Down swiftly followed by the epic strings and breakbeats of Close Your Eyes the artist leads the listener into experiments in dark elektro, acid and ambient before returning to the stunning Wasteland, with its driving electronic pulse surrounded by warm, somber strings, it evokes memories of the glory days of electronic innovation. ‘corrosion’ effortlessly blends elements of old skool rave, elektro and breakbeat into a darkly beautiful, electronic LP.
Chemical Sunset, which was inspired by a drive through Dublin as sunlight faded, is a beautiful example of the artist’s vision of Techno. Walk Into Darkness, a dark ambient journey ruptured with clinical, austere beats leads into the albums closing track, the end of the night anthem, ‘Alchemy’. Taking influence from classic electronic albums by Autechre, Black Dog and U-Ziq, corrosion was made for those who dream of the future.
Colin N Cloughley aka anodyne, has been making experimental sounds for the past 14 years. He most famously appeared on the rare 12” release ‘Mask 500’ on the Skam record label. He also contributed to the Leaf records compilation ‘Death Of Cool Part 2’ alongside artists Si Begg, Jamie Lidell, Laurent Garnier and Mouse On Mars.
1. When The Sky Fell Down
2. Close Your Eyes
3. Awaken From Your Dream
6. Goodbye Is Never Enough
9. Chemical Sunset
11. Walk Into Darkness