Wool – Purple Ohm EP
This is proper old school acid techno from Wool on Plant Records. Out now to buy.
I should have let D write this review but couldn’t wait. Wool is originally from Ireland but is now based in California. I was a bit lukewarm about his previous The Good In You EP in March. There was something slightly restrained about it all. And the same applies to this EP but it does so in a much more appealing way. Purple Ohm has all the proper acid squiggles you want. You get lost in it as you should. Squares is a bit more bass-driven but has the Roland old school feel that still has the capacity to excite. Getting Leary casts its net back from the early 90s into the late 80s for its acid influences. This is bandanas and smiley faces. Top one. Nice one. Sorted.
Blurb: Wool, or DJ Wool as Glen Brady was previously know has been releasing top quality dance music since the very first release on Plant Music (Seed 001) in the late nineties, is back with a 3 track EP of stellar acid tracks entitled “Purple Ohm.” Referencing a very popular early rave era blotter [as in LSD, rather than for ink] the EP is proper dance music. Wool made all three cuts in his Northern Californian studio using modular synths, a Roland 202 and other outboard gear that did NOT include a computer, and boy can you hear the difference. The low end, rippling acid lines and sleek bass sounds like nothing made on a laptop. This is the real deal. We at Plant thought these tracks were so strong on their own that remixes would only compromise the originals. Pure class.