2x12" Vinyl UK
The 2nd longplayer from Synkro on double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
Synkro returns to Apollo Records with a brand new album 'Images.'
Since his last album 'Changes' released in 2015 Synkro has been exploring more ambient influences and introducing new studio techniques.
'Images' is heavily inspired by the 80s-90s new age/ambient movement and artists such as Andreas Vollenweider, Jon Hassel & Marc Barreca (as well as some Japanese ambient techno influences such as Susumu Yokota & Ken Ishii's early work), most of the music uses a full analogue set up, moving further away from McBride's earlier sample-based work.
Following a long trip to Japan, McBride became "addicted" to vintage synths, and returned to his studio in Derbyshire to write the album. The twelve-track long player still contains his trademark rural soundscapes suspended in a rich seam of hooks and emotive synth arrangements but this time with focus on more weightless, looming melodies that extend throughout the album. [info sheet from distr.]