Trulz and Robin – Agent Acid EP
Trulz and Robin return with this four track EP and I, for one, am very pleased. Consistently producing superior sounds and yet to encounter the proverbial exception to the rule.
The eponymous first offering is (quelle surprise!) an acid soaked, funked up joy, the firm and steady beat bearing fat, squelchy acid notes and draped with a resounding, plaintive vocal refrain. Simple and intense.
There’s an oddly jaunty vibe to the launch of ‘I Disappear’ (feat. Brokkoli), the twanging bass contrasting well with the soulful, re-echoing vocals that spread out liberally across the track as it gathers strength and power. A fierce breakdown midway leads into an even more potent second half, a grinding, muscular bass once again providing the foundation for the sensual, resonating vocals.
‘Magnetisk Smultring’ is heavy. In a good way. Like the deeply pulsating heartbeat of a sleeping giant, the hefty bass is juxtaposed with elegantly melodic synth skittering up and down, vigorous handclaps and crisp percussion. Not for the faint hearted.
To end, some deliciously seductive techno in the form of ‘My Body.’ Scattered with sexed-up vocal snatches, the rapid pace is composed of deft synth, measured bass, percussive elements and aberrant noises creating a hugely rhythmic, if slightly menacing, ambience.
Already looking forward to their next release.
Review by D