12" £9.99 TTT016
12" on The Trilogy Tapes.
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This is the second 12” on The Trilogy Tapes from US producer William Thomas Burns. The ‘Tab Of Acid’ EP is so hot you’ll need to wear sunglasses just to play it. When I first clocked the title I was expecting early 80’s Chicago inspired acid house but as soon as the needle hits the wax expectations are blown out the window and instead what I’m hearing is a ferocious caustic acid techno stormer. Basically driving, tough aggressive 90’s style acid techno in the vein of Woody McBride/ Communique, Djax, Plus 8/ Probe, Speedy J, X-Tront, Thomas Heckmann, UR, Drop Bass Network, Kosmik Kommando etc. but with perhaps a nugdge or two lower in the tempo department. Make no mistake this will whip up a dancefloor into a crowd of speaker worshipping zombies. Spiralling, bubbling 303 lines and deep heady atmospherics warp around an infectious groove I could lose myself in for hours.
As I gurn down the last sip from my cuppa the ‘Acidapella’ kicks in which is like a handy wee remix. Then after I have to peel myself from the ceiling with euphoria it’s back down low with ‘Washed Hands’ which is an introspective sorta melancholy synth orchestration moving ever so gently with tingle inducing bleeps until some sparse percussion emerges from the fog and things start simmering nicely with jazzy melodies and then eventually transforming into a lush bit of warm, soulful deep house/ mellow detroit techno with a 4/4 plod. Kinda reminds me of very early Black Dog, B12 or Kirk Degiorgio all around the same period.
Final tune ‘She Left In Spring’ has something strikingly familiar about it, like Déjà vu. It has an endless longing/ searching feel to it with the main loop dissolving into dubby metallic shimmers that could go on forever and nothing more than a simple kickdrum as its pulse. All good shit.
10/10 Gregor Customer review, 22nd June 2014
Deserves 5 stars for Washed Hands alone, pick it up!
9/10 Andrew Customer review, 28th February 2014
Can Willie Burns do any wrong? Especially his releases on The Trilogy Tapes. The a-side is an acid face melter, but for me his more contemplative b-sides are where it is at!
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