The second of Polytechnic Youth’s new releases for March sees a return to the label for Colin Potter, revered not only for his home 4trk recordings of experimental electronics, minimal synth and DIY cassette output from 1980 onwards, and his esteemed ICR label also of course his continued work as part of Nurse with Wound.
His celebrated back catalogue has -alongside a killer body of new recordings- been reissued on vinyl for a first time by labels such as PY, Deep Distance and Sacred Summits amongst others.
This release is a collection of first-time-on-vinyl tracks from the 1989 cassette only releases “Recent History Vols. I & II” on ICR. 8 fantastic experimental, synth pieces recorded at his then home of Tollerton nr. York at various points between 1982 and 1989 and remastered by Colin in 2020. He says of this collection: “Over 30 years does seem like a long time, but in terms of how I worked then and how I work now, it seems even longer. The way these tracks were made feels like another world. Yet I’m still very connected to them and when I remastered them I was taken back to when I was exploring new equipment and ways of working. Primitive sampling and looping had arrived, to use alongside older analogue machines, guitars and early digital synths and effects processors. Happy daze……”