Mid-paced, fresh 'n' funky electro gear on this eight track EP from Swedish artist, Obergman. All very nicely produced while maintaining the quirky factor throughout which results in an EP that gels perfectly from start to finish. Having first appeared on Luke Eagoggle's label Stillenben earlier in 2012 Abstract Forms quickly got in on the action, and once again Obergman doesn't disappoint, the funk is strong in Sweden.
Limited to 250 copies.
Flowing acidic lava from new Abstract Acid discovery Etcher. 'Polytom Dusk' is a mindtrip of wriggly 303 sequences and spectral synth work, demonstrating that even after 25 years, the familiar squelch can be pushed into new and exciting directions. A must have for any acid fan. Limited to 300 copies.
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DMX Krew debuts on Abstract Forms, showing us just what can be done with a collection of vintage synths, impeccable programming skills and a heavy dose of talent. 'Micro Life' is a jam packed EP of eight tracks which venture on the quirky side of the electro genre. This modernist take on a classic style delivers a wonderful sense of melody, refreshing arrangements and innate funk. A master of his craft. Limited to 300 copies.
Andreas Gehm returns to Abstract Acid with another series of dark and demented basement jams. 'A Groove EP' features six tracks of his signature style so you know what to expect - it's no frills, no nonsense, straight up jack your body business, made for those who still love the sound of that little silver box. Limited to 300 copies.
An in-depth exploration of electro music, summed up perfectly in the Interstellar Sounds review:
"Think Kraftwerk, Drexciya, Dopplereffekt and Bunker-style dark basement vibes all rolled into one neatly presented package and that's pretty much what is on offer here. A fine selection of tracks which successfully presents fresh sounds by tried-and-tested names, while simultaneously introducing upcoming and arguably lesser known, but by no means any less talented artists. Thoroughly essential for all electro fans.
The Exaltics debuts on Abstract Acid with a very special and personal LP titled 'Das Heise Experiment', the project originates from The Exaltics desire to take things a notch deeper, while pushing the acid a step into more menacing and quite devilish territory.
Coarse acid coupled with sublime soundscapes and ubiquitously haunting melodies make for the perfect combination. Limited edition vinyl pressing and special CDr with two bonus tracks.
Federico Leocata's latest experiment on Abstract Forms is stunning. Drawing inspiration from the experimental style and themes of recurrence in Nietzsche's “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” (1883-1885), Leocata's EP is hypnotic and seductive. The EP harks to the work of the legendary Gerald Donald in guises such as Heinrich Mueller, Der Zyklus and Japanese Telecom - awesome and unmistakably futuristic sounds with natural funk and a sense of wonder and enlightenment.
The Abstract Acid series continues its exploration into the depths of acid with a relentless 303 assault from the Yorkshire based machine operator, Mantra. Four rugged tracks of distorted, crackling beats and low slung bass lines that are just crying out to be ripped through the speakers of a dark, filthy warehouse.
Gosub returns to Abstract Forms with a six track transmission. Mirror Watcher is a kaleidoscopic serve of elektroid attitude. Starting with the title track, a futuristic piece of synth-funk with a brilliantly sleazy vocal, immediately moving into deep aquatic territory, then building the pace back up for the encore of freaky fast paced electro. Sublime. Vinyl limited to 250 copies.
Super-tasty acid cuts from our favourite acid producer, Elec Pt.1. Also featuring Etcher, Crime Scene and Takeshi Kouzuki. Splendid sounds for the oldschool heads. Vinyl limited to 300 copies.
Lovers of minimalist electro and techno will find much to engage with here. Inspired by mathematical studies of pattern recognition and the concept of infinite dimensions, Ekman produces sharp, precise beats over dark, trippy atmospheres that step and change creating a lattice of cold structured sound. Limited to 200 copies on white vinyl.
The next record from the Abstract Acid catalogue will be the first in a series of Various Artist works. ‘Downtown Dirt 1′ features 4 cuts of Chicago House and Acid workouts by Jackee, Interface88, MMMC (Man Made Mechanical Culture), and Steve Summers.
Pure and simple raw grooves made for those who still like to Jack.
The Exaltics deliver a stealthy blow of three typically wonderful works, ranging from the menacing tension of ‘Cold Lights’, to the dark acid-techno of ‘With The Lights Out’, and to the restrained electro shuffle of ‘The Last Resort’. Flip over to where Koova operates, taking us on a journey from the deep atmospheres of ‘Shift Register’, to the mechanical electro rhythms of ‘RTFM’ and ending the EP with the wonderful clinical execution of ‘Flux Tube’. Superb.
Abstract Acid is proud to announce a new EP by Takeshi Kouzuki, the talented producer who, with exciting works available on Chicago label Mathematics and another due for release shortly, needs no introduction. Staying true to the Abstract Acid ethos, analogue vibes are the order of the day, from gritty blends of acidic machine funk to melodic enriched house vibes. It’s all on offer on this superb 4 track EP.
Razor sharp futuristic textures from the Bristol based producer, dropping one of his deadliest EPs to date. Stratagalastico is an absolute bomb of machine-made dynamite, dark and deadly for those who like to lurk in the shadows. Creepy shenanigans are most certainly the order of the day, but with that said, Marco ends the EP with a deep, melodic piece titled “Bugs In The Virus”, a transcendent composition that enriches the Stratagalastico experience and completes the package. Killer.
Jackin' Chicago styles with a distinct European edge, as Elec Pt.1 kicks off the Abstract Forms sub-label, Abstract Acid. Expect Bunker style dynamics, low-slung basslines, contorting acid and downright mean 'n' moody riffs! Fresh! Limited to 200 copies.