You might remember Matthew R Ashcroft’s acid techno from early this year and the acid techno track Choral Neats or the album Polybius 1. He’s back in December with his new album. Polybius 2. In advance, here’s a sneak preview of a the first single from the album, Åx Tachno.
Matthew was 15 when he made Polybius 1 and he said it was “An album of experimentation, personal anger issues and my discovery of acid techno.” Much of the album had an early 90s rawness. In the months that have passed, it’s as if he has skipped a few years to the mid-90s heyday of techno. There’s still an underpinning of acid but there’s something much more confident and assured about his handling of sound and techno mores. I could, and indeed have, listened to this over and over. It’s that sort of track.
The first single from ‘Polybius 2’ – out 27th October. ‘Polybius 2’ – the sequel to ‘Polybius 1’ – is out 1st December.