Hologram Teen

Between The Funk And The Fear

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Polytechnic Youth

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The second of September’s wonderful brace of new Polytechnic Youth LPs, sees the debut for Morgane Lhote’s first solo outing (since her Stereolab days), with her ace new project HOLOGRAM TEEN.

11 killer -often whacked out- tracks inspired by a multitude of key figures from varying genres; the soundtracks of Goblin and John Carpenter, 1970s French Disco and psychedelic Brazilian rock, Congolese Soukous, and the string arrangements of François de Roubaix and Jean-Claude Vannier.

As Morgane herself says “with this first LP, I wanted to create the soundtrack to the trippiest horror movie ever, and combine the scary and the absurd, through a very tongue in cheek aesthetic both musically and visually. For this project, I decided to experiment with adding live instruments, such as bass, drums, and strings, instead of or in conjunction with electronic instruments on some tracks. It was especially interesting to merge both musical feels and textures into one cohesive narrative.

I also had a strong sense of what the music should “look like” as shown on the LP’s cover design: Disco Démon was always going to be the main protagonist in a mish-mash of Jean-Claude Forest’s comics meets neon loudness meets the movie poster to ‘The Warriors’ and ‘Le frisson des vampires’”.

A very filmic, hugely adventurous full length- perhaps a slight departure from previous output on PY, but all the better for it we feel at PY HQ, and with titles like “Roller Lover Doppelganger”, “Tracksuit Minotaur” and “Lesbian Death Drums” what’s not to like?!
A very limited vinyl pressing expected to sell out super quick, get on it!

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: It's a bit of a nutty one this, but I couldn't be any more on board. Throbbing basslines, modulated square wave pulses, vocal snippets and old-school soundtrackery interspersed with cosmic CR-78 drums and blipping sample&hold mayhem. Brilliantly varied,

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