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Brain-smashing hardcore wave-synthesis from Evol here on this new 12” on iDEAL Recordings. The aim of these intense, super-repetitive pieces is apparently to warp the listener’s perceptions, and it seems to me to do an excellent job. Get your Purple Melters on yellow vinyl, with a free sticker of a mocking acid smiley face.

12" £9.99 Ideal124

Limited yellow vinyl 12" + smiley sticker on iDEAL Recordings. Edition of 200 copies.

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Purple Melters by EVOL
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6/10 Laurie Staff review, 27 May 2015

Bright yellow vinyl? Starry-eyed smiley face sticker? Melters?? It’s almost as if Evol is trying to tell us something. That he is/they are really happy? All the time? Questions???

Described as “acid house without the house” on the press release, Purple Melters is exactly that, a simplification of the acid sound to… Just a 303. One single 303 line on each side, looping round and round, very subtly changing, its high frequencies buzzing to your very core. The phrases aren’t so much melodies as they are squelches, in true acid style, and their tone drifts almost unnoticeably between the two speakers, apparently guided by algorithms, without much difficulty by the sound of it. It seems that this exercise in minimalism may find use as a DJ tool for those quick mixers who have loads of great beats with nothing going on over the top, but beyond that, there’s just not enough to cling onto apart from the veneration of a famous synth. A really croaky synth.


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