F + S (Franz & Shape) – Acid One (Bang Gang)

Posted: September 19, 2011 in Acid Techno
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Cat no: Bang 047
Release date:
Get it from: Juno

Seven tracks, all at 128 BPM, getting gradually more handbag-friendly as the EP wears on – which means it’s the Acid One original for this evil twin: dark, tough and echoey, with a chunky acid line, warring synths and malevolent sawing sounds, it builds to a superb, speaker-shagging crescendo midway through the track then drops away leaving just that fat, fat acid line chuntering away. Excellent stuff –  fans of D.A.V.E the Drummer and Sterling Moss, in particular, will love it. If either were to remix it, the results would be devastating. A monster of a tune.

None of the tracks that follow bother to try and reshape the amazing crescendo, and most concentrate on the track’s housier elements. Put it this way, there’s a lot of piano going on. So it’s left to DJ Pierre to turn in the best of the remixes on, Acid One (DJ Pierre’s Afro Acid remix). He does at least retain the sinister overtones of the original, and as you might expect, adds some funkier acid patterns of his own, otherwise keeping the sound spare and spacious.


In the meantime, you can find Acid One on 2011’s Autumnal Acidity mix, which be downloadable here…

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