Fossil Archive 002
Back in February we had Fossil Archive 001, now comes 002. This time Roberto is collaborating with Jamie Anderson on Billingsella Corrugata. But the mood is still techno but with more than a nod to its acid past.
Billingsella is unashamedly acid techno. It allow itself time to get going, getting us settled into machine-only music. All blips and wheezes. Even when the rhythm comes it’s all robot dancing. A bit too precise for my tastes. Corrugata starts off even more minimally with a repetitive drum pattern and little else. Eventually, a synth line emerges and gradually takes over. This is techno as precise as a Mondrian and whether you like it depends on your view of straight lines versus curves. I like a few curves me.
Blurb: For the second release on Roberto’s new Fossil Archive imprint, he teams up with Artform’s Jamie Anderson.
Technology is fine, but music production is a human thing. A social thing. Blurring those lines, ‘Billingsella Corrugata’ is an intensely catching, beatsmart roller coaster of nimble basslines and 4/4 muscle power.
This music is no flash in the pan – a much polished, low end, acid influenced track that does nothing and everything; emotionally invigorating. Warped out of your mind on high grade pharmaceuticals or not, ‘Billingsella’ is a hugely likeable track, way ahead of this years acid techno revival. A killer groove that could loop round and around all day and never get dull, Fossil Archive is already proving they have more hook than a fisherman’s box; the new bastions of techno.
Like Colin Mcrae on crystal meth, and hardly qualifying as easy listening, ‘Corrugata’ has plenty of grab, nurturing a deep, melody-fractured trip through machine-made music. With a pure dancefloor energy paired with a piercing with a hook, this latest collection of acid-plod techno production best sums up the label’s direction – you can’t fault it. Enriching its trademark, ‘Corrugata’ lords it up with anti-pop music plushness, preparing you for joyous leap, bound and bounce across the dancefloor as its bippy bop feel takes you over.
12″ vinyl is now available at the following stores:
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