Right on the cusp of the collapse of the legendary label Third Mind (Front Line Assembly, In the Nursery, Solar Enemy etc), a classic album was released. “The Architect” by Code contains a great mix of techno and synthpop with spacey bleeps and catchy melodies, and is largely considered a cult classic. Now, after 25 years, the band is readying their return.
The Kent, UK based quartet have finally compiled their new album called “Ghost Ship”, and it’s due out on November 6, on Lo-Tek Audio Ltd. The group’s trademark sound is supposedly still intact, which is understandable since the material was recorded right after “The Architect” but was never released at the time. The band explains:
- We had recently been approached simultaneously by two labels regarding a reissue of “The Architect” that made us consider revisiting material from just after its recording that had been left behind. At the same time, the MV Alta cargo ship washed up intact on the coast of Ireland after disappearing over a year before en route to Haiti. The “adrift in time” analogy appealed to us, and hence the title “Ghost Ship”.
The time period captured on this album is 1996 to 2001 “when commitments elsewhere forced us to archive the material on hard drives. We have actually salvaged hours of material that was largely in great shape and needed minimal adjustment.”
You can pre-order the album on their Bandcamp page. Check it out below, as well as a video for the track “Ghost”.