ARTIST Earth Leakage Trip
LABEL Blank Mind (BLNK017)
RELEASE DATE 05/2022
MEDIA FORMAT 12", EP
*Due to mishandling of the shipping package from the distributor, the cover has a 3/4 cm tear on the spine*
You could write several pages about the ‘Psychotronic EP’ and still not nail it as well as Discogs user covert_operative’s description of ‘urban, British psychedelic music.’ The Acid House narrative is all about ecstasy, but for many, especially outside of London, there was a lot of LSD involved. Things were edgier, too, with parties in derelict, liminal spaces. By the time this record came out in 1991, the rave was properly diverging from its house music beginnings.
The Psychotronic EP was the first release on the legendary Moving Shadow label. Its lead track ‘No Idea’ is both the perfect entry point to the catalogue and something of an outlier. Neil Sanford had been writing music for a few years before playing some demos to Rob Playford in his car outside a nightclub in Wood Green. Simon Carter got involved, and the pair went to Playford’s studio to manifest the madness they’d been sketching with rudimentary gear.