Strategy of Tension
Ice Machine Records
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iMach008LP / Includes Download Code
Edition of 300 copies, digital bonus track
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1Galleria 1:43
2Anyone We Know 3:33
3Playmobils 4:16
4Champions 2:40
5Invisible Hand 3:05
6Uniform 3:37
7Strategy Of Tension 1:39
8Barricades 4:24
9Presentation Centre 2:10
10Dissent 4:16
11NeverB 4:34

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 return to 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.