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Ltd. (94) Cassette. 60 mins duration. All covers are different.
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Oooo this is looking sooooo goooood.
Bass Clef a.k.a Ralph Cumbers mindblowing ‘Acid Tracts’ cassette on Magic + Dreams makes it’s way on to vinyl (double vinyl actually) with all the tracks intact and sounding as fine as I remember it. I don’t know much about this shadowy figure but I can tell you that Cumbers has produced some truly mesmerising music. Here he mashes his ‘Reeling Skullways’ (on Punch Drunk) techno vibe with more experimental, free-flowing and slightly less oppressive sound of his Some Truths pseudonym embracing modular synthesis, 303’s and the MFB Drumcomputer (jealous) to create seven masterful expressions of the form, taking the listener to places peeps rarely bother to venture anymore. I can’t help thinking about the artists who got me into this stuff in the first place. It’s got Rephlex written all over it! No bad thing in my book as I’m enthused and inspired by the idea of artists picking up what Luke Vibert & co started and taking it into fresh territory.
The likes of Ekoplekz and Bass Clef (along with SFV ACID) are making my life worth living at the moment. Here’s hoping they don’t run out of juice because if ‘Acid Tracts’ is anything to go by we’re all in for a kickass couple of years.
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