Polytechnic Youth presents… Mass Defect – “Magnetic Melodie” b/w Prism On – “Flicker Flicker… Pow!”

Mass Defect - Machine Head

Not content with already running two of the most loved vinyl-only bedroom labels with The Great Pop Supplement and Deep Distance (whose releases are regulars to DOA), Dom Martin has covertly been nurturing yet another imprint, in the shape of Polytechnic Youth.  Born in March 2014, the enterprise responds to the frustrations of Record Store Day … [Read more...]

Deep Distance 10″ x 3 (Rhododendron, Bosques & Slows)

Deep Distance 10" x 3

Birthed in 2011 as a lower-key sibling of The Great Pop Supplement, for owner/curator Dom Martin to more fully indulge his self-confessed penchant for the “motorik kraut groove,” the Deep Distance label has fast become an enlightening and expansive outlet in own right.  Putting out top-notch wares from the likes of Colin Potter, Melodien, Karen … [Read more...]

Friends of DOA – Best of 2011

The Beach Boys - The SMiLE Sessions

Damon Krukowski (Damon & Naomi): The Beach Boys – The SMiLE Sessions My favorite release of 2011 was meant to have been released in 1967.  The Beach Boys' SMiLE is completely mad, and a delight to listen to in this new semi-coherent form. I didn't spring for the monster box set, with the 3D artwork and all the additional outtakes (which I'm … [Read more...]