The third volume of the wonderful, analog synth festival that is Pye Corner Audio’s Black Mill Tapes series is now available for download at Bandcamp. I downloaded it immediately after I saw the notice on PCA’s web site that it was available. I’ve listened to it numerous times now, and I’m happy to say that this is the best of the Black Mill Tapes series to date. It expands the palate of Pye Corner Audio by adding in some really interesting distortion (like the warped synthesizer fun of the final track, “Theme Number Eight”) and bubbling, backfiring grooves that take the ideas of the previous albums and expands them in all sorts of fun and interesting directions.
Did the best album of 2012 come out in the middle of January? I’m not sure, but it’s a pretty great start to a new year.
Not bad for $5.99.