Robin Price -- who is debatably 'nicknamed' crx091081gb -- makes his own strand of impulsive, fluid acid and is set to release a new cassette full of it called 'Trago Acid Mills'. The title is an ode to the department stores in the South West, and the record spends time mapping the bizarre landscape it's named after. Price's songs are slow-burners of sorts, starting with downbeat chimes and nuggets of sound before becoming enveloped in lightning fast beats and robotic synth. 'Trago Acid Mills' sounds both full of acid tricks and subtly ethereal at the same time -- and he makes a good climax, does Price.
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We've got a mysterious tape here from the impossibly monikered crx091081gb, alias Robin Price, containing four tracks of the finest old-skool acid that squidges and squelches and bloops at a satisfyingly propulsive pace, mixing nimble looped melodies with subtly emotional drone sequences and crisp, uncluttered beats in a way that makes me think of a more restless Ceephax.
The tunes and rhythms flood your senses relentlessly - in a way I think he'd benefit from easing off the gas a little and letting the songs breathe a bit but there's something undeniably satisfying about the sensory overload of it all, particularly in the opener 'Trago Acid Mills' which seems to be constantly speeding up but I don't know if it's just my mind playing tricks on me. As if to acknowledge that it's been a punishing few minutes, closer 'Hyfryd' switches things up significantly with some gentle 'Place In The Sun' peace drones and dub-echoed throbs massaging the listener's weary lugholes. Imaginative stuff with big hooks and triumphant classic acid synth sounds, somewhat hyperactive in places.
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