Fifth in the Mutant City Acid series. Four more takes on acid from different angles. Cardopusher opens proceedings with machine-driven EBM acid, then Steven Simpson channels analogue classic Chicago house styles. On the flipside, Matt Whitehead brings the 90’s UK rave energy, while Jozef K closes the EP with deep, lush, melodic acid.
For its second installment Subject To Restrictions Discs presents a split EP by two of Switzerland’s most underrated producers. First there is CCO. A modular wizard known from his involvement in groups such as Wavetest and Savage Grounds. He presents two Techno cuts that are bound in organic sounds and filled with driving energy. The three mellow cosmic wave tracks on the back are coming from Narco Marco. He’s active in Bern’s music and nightlife scene for almost 30 years. His music knowledge is legendary and shows itselfs in his productions which are filled with sparkling details.
Roman producer, DJ and label head Marco Passarani’s rich catalogue of releases fuse techno, boogie, electronica and funk into evocative soundscapes. Here, on “6489 Golevka,” a murmuring bass rises under sparkling synth stabs, while on “Mesosiderite,” an acid bassline provides a gentle undercurrent to a deluge of iridescent synth washes. On “Exit Velocity,” an energetic beat propels nostalgic crescendos of melody; while “Roche Limit” is an agitated jack track that tumbles together sampled vocals and a dystopic circus melody.