Tomorrow Syndicate Higher Resolution

Feral Child
9th June 2023

Format Info

LP with Signed Print
Vinyl Limited to 300 Prints limited to 50 copies.

Glasgow’s Tomorrow Syndicate continue to sail through space and time with Higher Resolution. A powerful, motorik leap into the void, we’re gliding on arpeggiated analogue Moogs, Neu! adjacent guitar work and songwriting that recalls early Pink Floyd and the late 60s British psyche explosion.

What sets the group apart from being retroists is the muscular rhythm section, pounding drum parts that nail down the drive into the outer dimensions of inner space. It’s evident from the off, with second track Terminal opening up the headspace with crashing piano chords before Interphase brings in some sailing vocal parts that recall the most cosmic Vangelis (maybe even the collab with Jon Anderson!?) for some truly head clearing retro-ambient, somatic harmonious relaxation

Next up on Feral Child sees the long awaited return of the mighty TOMORROW SYNDICATE. The Glaswegians release their first new material since 2020 (on label head Dom’s previous label Polytechnic Youth) and it’s an absolute beauty with which to return. Their sci-fi / synth pop groove is more than evident over the 5 extended pieces here and the band themselves feel that “Higher Resolution’ captures their sound in “full definition”.

Recorded and produced in the second half of 2022 by Andy Miller, the EP provides a detailed introspective of the trio during the process of rebuilding the group and engaging a new trajectory for its future. “Built from a series of panoramic song structures, the release picks up where the band left off but with a sharpened focus on finding expansive territory for their sound. ‘Higher Resolution’ is the bands full document of re-encountering their music and reprogramming their sonic identity within their DIY audio/visual universe”

Sleeve art is just beautiful and it marks a return collaboration for both band and label to work with the majestic Nick Taylor / Spectral Studio whose work was key to the look and feel of many early Polytechnic Youth releases (not to mention Dom’s other labels Great Pop Supplement and Deep Distance) and latterly Ubiquity Recs and Castles in Space etc.