St. Theodore – Last Dance [CDR009]

St Theodore presents his brand-new EP “Last Dance” on Clasicos Del Ruido. This is a slow, true immersion in cold and even sometimes frightening work. Minimalistic basslines, cold synthesizers, simplicity and accuracy of compositions cause aesthetic delight. The classical TB-303 sound takes to memories of raves in the buildings of former factories, where you always feel very far from reality.

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St. Theodore – Last Dance [CDR009]

Mantra – Blackout [PT013]

Polybius Trax present another three track EP from Mantra showcasing a variety of acid styles. Opening track, Blackout, is a solid, no-nonsense acid techno workout, perfect for a strobe filled warehouse, and features builds and drops layered with ethereal tones. Emanation is a maelstrom of moving synth sounds, bouncing delay lines and vocal-like klaxons that combine to disorientate the listener. Final track, Mirage is a classic bad attitude acid track with an unnerving acid line that weaves in and out of aggressive percussive lines.

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Mantra – Blackout [PT013]

Mantra – Exhale [PT011]

A selection of three acid-tinged cuts here, from Mantra, who has previously released on labels such as Bunker, Abstract Acid and Solar One Music. The EP’s title track, Exhale, is a flowing, hypnotic number with tripped out reverb washes and a mesmerising lead line that rises and falls for the duration of the track, putting the listener in a meditative state. Transmutation is more focused on the dancefloor, although at the same time more off-kilter, with shamanistic percussive rattles and and uneasy 303 line sitting over a pulsing bassline. Black Light is the toughest of these three cuts, with a creaking acid line combined with heavier percussion that gives a nod to the city that spawned the genre, and the originators of the sound.

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Mantra – Exhale [PT011]

Mantra – Mindstream [PT009]

After delivering the 8th Polybius Trax’s release under Myriadd’s alias, Craig Stainton strikes again. And this time he does it under the name of Mantra with 4 tracks of jackin’, acid house and acid techno. With this EP “The Seventh Seal” (PT009) and with its predecessor in the label “A New Day” (PT008), shows us of his mastery in the art of invoicing dance music under the different strands of acid.

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Mantra – Mindstream [PT009]

Myriadd – A New Day [PT008]

The 8th release of Polybius Trax will be an EP of Myriadd, name which Craig Stainton distils acid house that evokes us to the golden age of the genre. Analogue drums, droning acid bass and 303-bating riffs. Delivers the hard-hitting jack-attack that is “A New Day’ the utterly Chicago- fuelled. Melancholy synth and ethereal melodies that ascend and dissolve into neon clouds. infectiously funky drums, warm, enveloping synth atmospherics and elevated by lush, bass acid lines that make the body sweat on the dance floor.

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Myriadd – A New Day [PT008]