Australian Testing Labs ‎– Music For Aircooled Motoring

Polytechnic Youth

PY40

Nov 2016

Music for Aircooled Motoring was put together very quickly as soon as Dom at Polytechnic Youth got excited about the first long track. This track was conceieved on a road trip in my aircooled VW camper whilst driving home down the M12. The radio struggles to compete with road and engine noise in these machines so I asked my partner to make a recording of our drive (or a portion of it - it all sounds the same after the first five minutes) and I decided to try and write or design music to compliment that sound, thereby effectively making the van one of the instruments. There was a process and that process produced the piece of music on side one. Whether it's successeful or not you'll have to judge for yourself but you'll need a late 70s VW with a turntable fitted.

Track list

A side

  1. Music For Aircooled Motoring

B side

  1. Auto Direkt
  2. Moto Moto
  3. Zundapp Joyride
  4. Citiroute Stop/Start
  5. Interflug '82
  6. Autostrada Olympica