Wigan native Joe Ogden is TVAM, and the debut LP Psychic Data (released on his own imprint of the same name) was self-produced and home-recorded before handing over mixing duties to Dean Honer of Moonlandingz, The Eccentronic Research Council and International Teachers Of Pop. It's genuinely hard to imagine something as deep, ambitious and full of texture being cooked up in his bedroom. Huge moments of synth pop colliding with crunching kosmische and sections of gloriously dystopian futuristic soundtracks. The sonics are seriously gratifying, totally maximal and somewhere between raves and shoe gaze. The real elevator here is that he has captured such a vibe with Psychic Data as a whole, it is very much an album. The sequencing and pace is pitch perfect, it casts a hazy spell and is totally captivating across every one of it's 36 minutes. Very highly recommended indeed.
+ Available on very limited edition indie shop Orange vinyl