Neo Neo Acid, Tin Man’s full-length continuation of the pivotal Nonneo single, delves further into the mind-body separation. It’s as straightforwardly club-ready as anything Tin Man has released, but its ambitions are no less lofty: Neo Neo Acid creates a space beyond intellect, a stimulant for creativity at its least abstracted.
Acid Test’s first double pack is a mini album of deep melancholic acid tracks from the Berlin based producer, Recondite. Includes remixes from label mate Tin Man and Scuba. The Bavarian born producer Recondite’s style is soft, melodic, stripped down techno music. Those attributes are certainly linked to the hinterland he grew up in. Thus far, his output on his own Plangent Records has been the only platform he’s released and the “On Acid” album proves his sound has much to offer.
Out March 19th, 2012.
Distributed by Groove Distribution Chicago
Available in all good record shops.
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.
50 copies available on white vinyl direct from us!
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
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 remix duty.
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 a spaced out ambient acid tune in signature Dozzy
style, meanwhile, Tin Man takes the melody of the original and turns it into a dark tripped
out acid journey including the addition of his vocal.
Mastered by Rashad @ Dubplates & Mastering
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’.
“Your Love” is a live jam with melancholic chords and reverbed vocals sneaking in. Slow and cranky clocking in at a mere 115 bpm. While the even slower “Talking Acid” has a slo-mo dub vibe with a little 303 bassline. London’s Idjut Boys turn in 2 massive remixes of “Your Love” - Uncompromising drugged-out stuff with dark delayed soundscapes.
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.
ASD014 revisits two of our previous releases. we’ve invited some of our favourite artists to rework their own visions, of Tigerskin’s ‘Response’ and Pablo Bolivar’s ‘Other Vision’ kicking off our new Absurd All Star Remix Series.
ON GREY/BLUE COLORED 180 GRAM VINYL (first 100 copies come with exclusive pirates eye patch).
ASD013 see’s the return of Mollono.Bass and with his debut ep he introduces us to the world of brothers “Mugatto” & “Piro”. As the nights are getting darker and the winds stronger the pirate brothers continue to sail the deep seas.
Sebastian Roya joins Absurd and to kick things off is a fresh new release from the Gran Canaria producer entitled the Mental ep.
2002 is a rhythmically shuffling trip which builds on a percussive and intricate start, sculpting nicely into a warm house groove.
Mollono.Bass turns in a groovy remix that stays true to the original, yet injects his unique ear for detail.
Mental is a dark techno infected track with a simple deep bass line and eerie vocal sample. Very raw with a great analogue feel.
Fabric’s Pure Science takes things in a more laid back groovy direction and adds a muted acid riff which makes for those perfect morning hours.
Through a chance meeting in mid 2006 Helmut Ebritsch (Hatikvah, Morris Audio, Baalsaal) & Nadja Lind - Groove Magazine’s Top 10 Best Remixer 2008 (G-Man aka Gez Varley) began creating music together. Between sharing many influences and a desire for personal growth you can feel the “Passion” in there works.
Klartraum has emerged!
This marks the tenth release for Absurd and for the momentous occasion Pablo Bolivar has delivered an EP soaked with dubbed out grooves.
Pablo has developed his growing songwriting talents crafting songs into atmospheric soundscapes brimming with ideas, energy & texture. Warm dubby beats on this one from our Barcelona friend. Hot off the release of Pablo’s recent Recall Album on Regular he returns to Absurd with a new EP.
Absurd recording artist Alex Krueger under his Tigerskin guise steps in and dresses things up with and awesome Nu Groove inspired piano riff.
Nils Penner hails from Bremen, Germany and juggles his work as as in demand graphic artist commissioned by many of the worlds leading labels with his passion for djing and production, he’s previously recorded for Moodmusic with John Muder AKA Johnjon. German Born Muder & Vietnamese/Canadian Chi-Thien AKA Chopstick have worked together for many years known for their Baalsaal and Criminal Records labels as well as their recordings for Dirt Crew Recordings, Oliver Koletzki’s label Stil Vor Talent and Sasse’s Moodmusic.
ASD008 sees the return of Alex Krueger and a welcome one it is!
This one’s 5 tracks deep (including a digital exclusive) and includes a pair of fine remixes from Londoner-in-Berlin, Mark Henning, “Blasted Bitch” is Tigerskin at his best.
The Zentrale Randgruppe EP features 2 original tracks from the Lucerne boys. Their deep & cinematic grooves have been remixed by the almighty Afrilounge, who’ve turned in 2 nice dubby flavoured mixes of “Frijoles” While Jens Bond’s driving remix of “Deep Sea Diver” gives the track a more big room feel. A well rounded package to kick off the debut release from the Swiss duo.
Bringing us the 6th release for Absurd is Berlin based Alex Kruger under his Tigerskin Guise. Non Chalant see’s Alex in a more housey direction with it’s uplifting chords and percussive groove. Hot off the heals of his “Lights & Colours” album Dave DK returns to Absurd with his magic touch taking Non Chalant in a more groovy minimal direction.
We are Plastique is a dubby techno bumper with liquidy synths and subtle build that rumbles along sedately while unleashing a solid arsenal of heady effects. Pablo Bolivar delivers one hell of a remix which will send those Basic Channel, Deep Chord and Deep Space fans reeling. Deep thick heavy handed sound that chugs along with a dub funky edge all the way through. Some startling added synth stabs and huge bass groove make for a hypnotic dark and deep journey. Last up is Plem-Plem another equally brilliant slice of techno with a spacey deep expansive construction.
Romanian producer Cristian Paduraru’s Sharing Transparently gets the remix treatment from Germany’s Dave DK.
While Rekleiner step up and bring an 11 minute mix of deep melodic moodiness.
Nice set of moods and vibes on this entire EP, getting off to a warm start with the late night Detroit-meets-London styled trippiness of “Absurd Behavior” - stripped down drums, deep synth washes and spacey voices galore. The other cuts walk a tightrope between tough dancefloor grooves and more abstract adventures.
A dark and dirty two-tracker from tech-houser Dexter (Wiggle, Bosh, Uhuru Beats) Vintage Terry Francis vibe on this one, with both cuts working thick percussive grooves beneath some moody keys, acid stabs and builds.