Everyone's favourite Italian lake-dweller sloshes about in the waters and then readies a new LP for Tresor. Filo Loves the Acid is a homage to the Roland TB-303 bass synth; they've given him homework to make some proper workouts with it. For someone who made a whole record out of mouth harp experiments, it should be a cake walk.
Staff note from Ant:
Donato Dozzy is a master of deep, mesmerizing, hypnotic techno and a great choice of artist to create an acid album in celebration of Berlin techno institution Tresor's catalogue number TRESOR303. Acieeeeed!!!
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The techno community would be drowning in an ocean of their own tears if Tresor’s 303rd release wasn’t an acid record in tribute to Roland’s legendary little silver box, the TB-303. Thankfully they’ve commissioned Donato Dozzy to create a fitting acid album ‘Filo Loves The Acid’ dedicated to his lifelong friend Filo -- the title I assume also a nod to Ecstasy Club’s 1988 Acid House classic/anthem ‘Jesus Loves The Acid’.
It’s pretty great to hear a full album of acid techno - most acid these days tends to lean towards retro Chicago influenced Acid House, whereas this record obviously has Chicago in its DNA, it’s created in the spirit of 90’s acid techno like Woody McBride, Mike Dred, Thomas Heckmann, old Plus 8 records etc. Donato Dozzy is a master of his craft and an expert producer of techno in its many shades, but here he’s in straight up acid mode - no ambient intro’s or interludes, just pure 303 action all the way.
The lush, typically Dozzy deep ‘Filo’ boots things off in fine style with a gorgeously simple but emotive acid line. ‘Vetta’ bangs hard with heavily pounding but slightly muted 909 and 303 zinging like a laser frantically scanning some post-apocalyptic wreckage. ‘Duetto’ is full on with its double attack of cascading liquid 303s - pure intense energy for the dancefloor. ‘Nine ‘O Three’ is a stomp through hyperspace. ‘Back’ peaks and troughs into a climax of acid ecstasy. ‘Vetta Reprise’ reprise ups the tempo to levels that will require high levels of fitness or chemicals to keep up. ‘TB Square’ is cool and hypnotic, while the acid of final cut ‘REP’ wails like sirens.
Although the album can be enjoyed at home or in the car, these are all primetime club tracks/DJ tools that will really come alive through a system with plenty of dry ice and relentless strobes.
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