Rave manipulators and merciless electronic historians EVOL have returned with a new mix LP that charts the history of acid house in the most intense way imaginable.
This crash course of an album – titled ‘Ideal Acid’ – is 20 minutes long and features a very apt and frankly unfathomable 303 acid tracks. The LP will have a limited run of 303 copies and is set to be released on longstanding label iDEAL with the catalogue number 303 (of course).
The album is described as a “20 minute rinse thru 303 acid cherries pitted and sequenced, tweak for tweak, into the wildest acid track ever made”.
We’ve heard it folks. They’re not lying. It’s berzerk.
“Produced in Barcelona and further product tested between Stockholm and Manchester, iDEAL 303 is the kind of idea that has been floated in raves, smoking areas and afterparties for the past 20 years but has never been executed with such precise method and inexorable effect, until now,” reads the official iDEAL press release. “Taking way too many classics to mention, EVOL modulates their mutual variable, the Roland TB-303 Bass Line, in a cascade of liquified riffs that last anywhere between 1 beat and a few bars before shifting to the next pattern, and so forth.”
EVOL are notorious for the plunderphonic documentations of the dance music canon. In 2016 they released ‘Right Frankfurt’, an experiment in “rave synthesis” that took classic techno, rave and electro sounds and turned it into some kind of Frankenstein’s Monster of dance music.
In fact, the Scottish/Spanish duo put out a mix not dissimilar to ‘Ideal Acid’ back in 2013 that squeezed 301 acid tracks into about 14 minutes. You can listen to that – and read the full tracklist – here.
Grab your copy of ‘Ideal Acid’ and have a cursory listen here.
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