Synthpop duo Analytica release sophomore LP ‘Strategy of Tension’

Analytica press photo

After making waves with their 2020 self-titled debut LP (championed by the late, great DJ and synth/wave connoisseur Silent Servant), Toronto’s Analytica have just released via Suction Records’ minimal synth sub-label Ice Machine, for the second full-length LP, ‘Strategy Of Tension’. Comprised of kosmische synth artist Gabe Knox and electro-industrial performer David Lush, Analytica is a synth-pop duo who confront the race-to-the-bottom ethos of our time, but utilizing sounds and tools from the early ‘80s synth-DIY era. The album was recorded to a 6-track cassette portastudio in a two week session in Summer 2022, and mixed down live to tape in an afternoon. Analytica pair classic, holy grail analog synthesizers like the ARP Quadra, Roland System 100, and ARP 2600, with uncommon analog rhythm machines including the Univox SR-95, Soundmaster ST-305, Roland TR-77, and Korg KR-55B. The result is Strategy of Tension: a stinging rebuke to cynical political actors and a reminder that the only thing to fear is fear itself.

Check out the brand new, official video for Anyone We Know, one of the standout tracks lifted from the LP via YouTube below.

The vinyl is limited to just 300 copies, with 100 copies on white-vinyl available exclusively via direct order from Suction Records’ shop. You can also head over to Bandcamp to listen to the album in full, and to purchase the digital download. Digital should also be available from all of your favourite streaming platforms, and black-vinyl copies have already started showing up in some shops, with more copies en route.

Analytica Strategy Of Tension cover artwork

To grab your copy, check out linktree for links to the Suction Shop and Bandcamp:

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