Chris Moss Acid / Righteous Acid Beats EP
Starts quietly this one but builds into acid techno.
The quiet start is provided by Spatial Dimensions which offers synths and wonky bells before driving off into a hi-tempo beats. Quite disorientating. The Shamen is a more straight ahead acid techno track and the less for it. What Size is your Jack provides a collaboration with EDMX and is acid in an inventive framework as acid and jacking beats compete for attention in a really fresh way. Righteous Acid Beat is all very cyber techno and noisy but dull. The final track, Getchu, gives us an ominous acid sound that wibbles menacingly and a fitting end to this slightly uneven offering.
Blurb: Belfast born imprint Computer Controlled Records follow up on their acid rich debut Explorer EP from Mark Forshaw with a five tracker from Chris Moss Acid.
Here he delivers his five track Righteous Beats EP which is set off on the A side by Spatial Dimensions where discordant synths and bell powered melodies are ignited by driving percussion atop a pulsating bass line. Second track The Shamen rolls off driving drum fills and 303 acid lines illuminate the track as Moss Acid takes things up into peak time techno sphere until the A side is summated with his collaboration with DMX Krew, Where Is Your Jack, in a rawer toned track, featuring a jittering bassline and off kilter drum patterns which rove between distorted acid lines. The B side carries two dense and dark techno numbers to complete the acid romp; title track Righteous Acid Beat is marched along by yet another driving bass line as a pistol shots of noisy high hats punctuate the track. Ominous chants of “We’re gonna get you” lead us into final track Getchu where dark tension rides a brooding and dense techno horror story.