Mobile Dogwash, Acid Choci, Osmo & Dark Rider – Scythe Squadron Digital 001

Posted: May 15, 2012 in Acid Techno
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Mobile Dogwash – Don’t Fuck This Up
Whether it’s a rework or a reissue of the 2008 tune, I don’t know, but it’s got the usual Dogwash bad-assery in spades. In other words, loose, clattering drums, lots of noisy business and a mulchy acid line that burps like a sated cave troll. How they manage to get so much into a track without overloading it is most likely some kind of Jedi mind trick.

Acid Choci – Marijuana Kills
I love Choci’s stuff and played Xaxaxa to death but this hasn’t been doing it for me. Not sure why: maybe because the supremely insistent and bratty-sounding 303 doesn’t quite make up for an overall lack of wallop.

Osmo – Dark Rider
Pick of the EP is an epic, trancey builder from Poland’s Osmo that’s thrillingly dark, as sinister as a gleaming black van on the Washington beltway and builds up to a sample from – I think – Minority Report, before spinning off into kaleidoscopic waves of headfuckery. Listening to it sent me scuttling back to Osmo’s earlier release on SUF Projects and it turns out I completely overlooked that little gem ’n’ all.

Hectech – Screaming From Sao Paulo
Scream they do, borrowing Dogwash ideology for a storming intro, full of squalling, wrestling noise, and a wonderful outro, where the 303s are set to pant-shitting levels. It’s only the middle, oddly enough, arguably the bit where you really want the track to bring its A-game, that things fall a little flat.

 

 


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