ACHTERBAHN D’AMOUR DEBUT LONGPLAYER “ODD MOVEMENTS”

Achterbahn D'Amour debut longplayer "Odd Movements"

The debut full-length by Achterbahn D’Amour (Johannes “Iron Curtis” Paluka and Jurgen “Jool” Albert), captures two artists coaxing their most emotional sounds to date out of classic Roland boxes.

The album is the natural extension of the duo’s live-rooted sound, further defining the oblique dance moves contained on their three Acid Test EPs. They demonstrate a true reverence for the 303 and 606. On Odd Movements, lush pads and abrupt toms create a literal pedestal for the bassline machine. The duo have hit on a sound well-suited for dark rooms and towering sound systems.

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TIN MAN - ACID TEST 08

Tin Man - Acid Test 08

We’re back with another 12″ from Tin Man. “Mystified Acid” really let’s the 303 shine with it’s minimal drums and ambience and aims straight at the dancefloor. “Finger Paint” from last years Neo Neo Acid album is revisited by Hamburgs RVDS, while on the flip Joey Anderson turns “Futurist Acid” into a deep long and tripping journey.

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JUNO REVIEW OF PéPé BRADOCK’S ACID TEST

Juno review of Pépé Bradock's Acid Test

If ever you were to enter into a listening experience with a sense of uncertainty, it could very easily be with this record. Acid Test, a sublabel of L.A collective Absurd, has in just a small cluster of releases established itself as a reliable bastion for futuristic considerations of 303-driven dance music. There’s no escaping the omnipresent acid machine, still as fetishised and relied upon for rave nastiness as when Phuture paved the way back in ’87. Where scores of producers still see an acid track as a simple combination of drum machine beats and the aforementioned 303, the team behind Acid Test are more concerned with deepening the creative possibilities that the tried and tested sound can be contorted to.

Their releases so far from Achterbahn D’Amour, Tin Man and Donato Dozzy amongst others have illustrated just how diverse an instrument the lysergic squelch can be, buying into the psychedelic potentials without once alluding to the predictability of a ‘jack track’. Pépé Bradock is likewise a tricky proposition to second guess, with a careering sound that swerves into all-out jazz territory via refined deep house, nutty found sound collages and plenty more besides. It’s not so common to find him turning to a more focused kind of rave music though, seemingly more concerned with the cerebral than the physical in his output, and so that previously referenced uncertainty looms large over this record before putting it on.
Pépé Bradock - Lifting Weights

Of course it’s more excitement than nerves that dominate, which is thankfully justified across every single second of this seventeen-minute record, with Bradock rising to the label’s remit with aplomb and serving up a kind of acid you will have never heard before. “Lifting Weights”, and its counterpart “Mujeres Nerviosas”, sport the hallmark Bradock tendency to cover many different moods and moments within their running time.

Continue reading here:

http://www.junodownload.com/plus/2013/04/10/pepe-bradock-lifting-weights/

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PEPE BRADOCK - LIFTING WEIGHTS / MUJERES NERVIOSAS 12″ COMING SOON

Pepe Bradock - Lifting Weights / Mujeres Nerviosas 12" coming soon

::: Coming soon :::

Pepe Bradock
Lifiting Weights / Mujeras Nerviosas 12″

“Recorded in LA assembled in Paris”

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RECONDITE’S “ON ACID” INCLUDED IN RA’S TOP ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

Recondite's "On Acid" included in RA's top albums of the year

Resident Advisor list Recondite’s “On Acid” in the top 20 albums of the year. Thanks RA!

http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1704

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ACID TEST 06 OUT NOW

Acid Test 06 out now

Achterbahn D’Amour return to Acid Test with Cardbox & Harmonia, including a stellar remix from Innerspace Halflife.
Available in all good record shops.

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LIMITED EDITION TIN MAN - NEO NEO ACID TEES

Limited Edition Tin Man - Neo Neo Acid tees

$20.00 + shipping email absurd@absurdrecordings.com

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TIN MAN - NEO NEO ACID ALBUM OUT NOW

As the title implies, the 303 remains very much at the center of these dance floor excursions, whether holding down the low-end on “Devine Acid” and “The Muses” or stretching far and wide across the track, as we hear on “Museum Of Acid” and “Absurdist Acid.” It’s uncanny how simply Tin Man whips up a frenzy: a cut like “Futurist Acid,” with crisp hi-­hats and a steady thump delivering a circular 303 line with little more than delay as ornamentation, evokes a multitude of colors and emotions. Auvinen’s compositional intuition is as strong as ever here, its tracks unfolding with simultaneous calm and immediacy.

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RECONDITE “ON ACID” REVIEW ON LITTLE WHITE EARBUDS

Recondite "On Acid" review on Little White Earbuds

“Recondite has been extraordinarily successful, creating an album more deeply psychedelic and mind-bending than a vast majority of previous attempts” http://www.littlewhiteearbuds.com/review/recondite-on-acid/

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RESIDENT ADVISOR LABEL OF THE MONTH

Resident Advisor Label of the month

RA Label of the month - Read the article, and check out the mix.

“Eddie Richards has mixed up new and old tunes from the Acid Test catalogue. It’s a journey which goes from soft to hard to soft again, with the only throughline being, of course, the ever-present 303.”

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LITTLE WHITE EARBUDS LISTS ACID TEST 01 AS NUMBER 2 TRACK OF THE YEAR

Little White Earbuds lists Acid Test 01 as number 2 track of the year

Little White Earbuds lists Acid Test 01 as #2 track of the year

As well as the #28 spot for Donato’s remix

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ABSURDCAST013 - ERIC CLOUTIER

Absurdcast013 - Eric Cloutier

Deep dubby house from the Bunker resident

Eric Cloutier - Absurdcast013

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TESHNO ON ACID TEST 05

Teshno on Acid Test 05

acid test 05, ‘trance me up (i wanna go higher)’ comes from achterbahn d’amour — the german duo of well-known iron curtis and his lesser spotted pal edit piafra. confusingly, despite the titles, it’s neither acid nor trance, but instead solid, raw, organic and classicist house music.

Full review here

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ABSURDCAST012 - JONSSON/ALTER

Absurdcast012 - Jonsson/Alter

Jonsson/Alter - Cycles of sex

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ACID TEST 05 - ACHTERBAHN D’AMOUR W/ SKUDGE REMIX

Acid Test 05 - Achterbahn D'Amour w/ Skudge remix

After their debut on Acid Test 02, Achterbahn D’Amour aka Iron Curtis & Edit Piafra return for the 5th in the Acid Test series with 2 new tracks. Including a massive remix from the almighty Skudge.

A1 - Achterbahn D’Amour - Trance me up (I wanna go higher)
A2 - Achterbahn D’Amour - Adult movies
B1 - Trance me up (I wanna go higher) - Skudge remix

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ACID TEST 04 - HOLGER ZILSKE OUT NOW

Acid Test 04 - Holger Zilske out now

Acid Test 04

A1 - Holger Zilske - E preciso Acreditar
B1 - John Tejada reduction remix
B2 - Axel Boman remix
Digi - John Tejada v2 remix

Acid Test 04 drops from Berlin’s Holger Zilske - A pure analog jam using just a 303, 101 and a 808, its a slow pulsing bass heavy acid work out. Comes with remixes from John Tejada and Stockholm’s Axel Boman

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ABSURDCAST011 - RVDS

Absurdcast011 - RVDS

The mix is done only with records and I left the mistakes in it. The mix tells a story about the acid moon which is a kind of dance planet with extrodinary spaces, moods and flows. The centre is the TB-303, which you can listen to in nearly every track. There are 17 acid tracks from 23 years acid works. It was fun to do — RVDS

http://files.absurdrecordings.com/podcast/Absurdcast011.mp3

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ACID TEST 03 - DONATO DOZZY OUT NOW

Acid Test 03 - Donato Dozzy out now

Acid Test 03

A1 - Donato Dozzy - In Bed
B1 - Donato Dozzy - In Bed - Tin Man remix

Part 3 in our Acid Test series sees the return of both Donato Dozzy & Tin Man. This time, is Donato contributing an original composition and Tin Man on the remix.

Recorded for his overture at the Labyrinth festival in 2010 and comprised of a Devilfish 303, Juno 60 and Roland SH-2. “In Bed” is spaced out ambient techno in signature Dozzy style, meanwhile, Tin Man takes the melody of the original and turns it into an acid journey including the addition of his vocals.

Boomkat - http://boomkat.com/vinyl/407671-donato-dozzy-tin-man-in-bed-tin-man-mix

Decks - http://www.decks.de/t/donato_dozzy-acid_test_03/bxj-61

Phonica - http://www.phonicarecords.com/product/view/70833

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JUNO REVIEW OF ACID TEST 02

Juno review of Acid Test 02

“Absurd Recordings maintain the standards laid down with the Tin Man & Donato Dozzy shaped brilliance of their first Acid Test release in premiering the sounds of Achterbahn D’Amour. A new collaborative project between Iron Curtis and Edit Piafra….”

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ACID TEST 02 - ACHTERBAHN D’AMOUR W/ THE IDJUT BOYS OUT NOW

Acid Test 02 - Achterbahn d'Amour w/ The Idjut Boys Out Now

Part 2 in the Acid Test series comes by way of a new project from Berlin’s Iron Curtis. Along with his partner Edit Piafra we introduce ‘Achterbahn d’Amour’ - Including 2 dubbed out acid mixes from London’s Idjut Boys.

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LITTLE WHITE EARBUDS REVIEW OF TIN MAN - ACID TEST 01

Little White Earbuds review of Tin Man - Acid Test 01

Johannes Auvinen, best known as Tin Man, is the ultimate techno drifter. He’s wandered geographically (from Los Angeles to Vienna) and sonically (from twisted post-apocalyptic Chicago etudes to acid-tinged synth pop), and he’s never been particularly choosy about his passport (he followed an EP for techno mainstay Cheap by one for outré-indie boutique label White Denim). For an artist so in line with our handcrafted, old-school-obsessed moment, Auvinen is hardly a major player in the zeitgeist. His invisibility might be a shame for dance music, but I’m guessing being “neglected” suits the eternally downtrodden Tin Man just fine.

But mark my words: the mystery won’t last through 2011. It can’t. His latest 12″, this time for LA-based Absurd Recordings as part of their new Acid Test series, is just too good. It would be an incredible record if only for “Nonneo,” a new Tin Man joint which is brighter, punchier, and more floor-ready than practically any other record in his discography. But the fact that Donato Dozzy, the Italian techno shaman and elite member of mnml ssgs’s spank bank, has supplied a remix of “Nonneo” — one which transforms the original into one of the most otherworldy instrumentals to grace my inbox in a few minutes — seems destined to shine a very bright light on one of techno’s palest denizens.

Full review here:
http://www.littlewhiteearbuds.com/review/tin-man-acid-test-01/

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ACID TEST SERIES

Acid Test Series

2011 we bring you a new series. Acid sounds from around the world. Kicking off with Vienna’s Tin Man including a deep atmospheric mix from Donato Dozzy. Mastered by Rashad @ Dubplates & Mastering - Hand painted jackets. Out January 16th.

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