Perseus Traxx / Mantra – Acid Avengers 015 [AAR015]

For that 15th Acid Avengers split EP, Tripalium Corp welcomes two providers of acid music who know each other very well, as they’re also associated in the duo Nite Vision. On the A-Side, English producer Perseus Traxx, known for his raw house & electro bombs on Bunker, Solar One, I Love Acid or his own imprint Future Flash. On the B-Side, Barcelona-based producer Mantra, also know under his aliases Myriadd or Acid Phreex, and responsible of several ravey bangers on Pinkman, Creme Organization, Bunker and Polybius Trax.

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Perseus Traxx / Mantra – Acid Avengers 015 [AAR015]

Mantra / Myriadd – All Is Mind [WOD013]

Weapons of Desire are back with the next installment of raw percussion and the dirty bass lines that we have all grown to know and love. Five brilliant 707 and 808 driven techno stompers from the eminently proficient Craig Stainton over two sides of wax in both his Mantra and Myriadd production guises.

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Mantra / Myriadd – All Is Mind [WOD013]

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]

Nite Vision – Sight Beyond Sight [WOD006]

New from Nite Vision who are Nigel Rogers (Perseus Traxx, Northern Powerhouse) and Craig Stainton (Acid Phreex, Mantra, Monofonix, Myriadd) with a slamming techno track plus a wicked remix from Canadian mainman Rennie Foster, pressed on limited edition, hand stamped & numbered one-sided black vinyl housed in a white paper sleeve with a printed insert info sheet.

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Nite Vision – Sight Beyond Sight [WOD006]

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 – The Abyss EP [PFS011]

Mantra makes an entry to Finnish ProForm Series with his raw and uncompromised four track acid EP called ‘The Abyss’. Craig Stainton delivers four tracks of jackin’ pure acid techno madness in the veins of true underground. Starting with ‘Next Culture’ is a good introduction to pumping beats and a moaning 303 while ‘Beat Methods’ takes a rougher and tougher angle to acid. Just imagine yourself in a warehouse party in the morning jammin’ to some acid. On the B-side ‘The Abyss’ leads us to the deep end of the 303 or even to the bottom of the acid sea. ‘Singularity’ ends this package with great 303 lines definitely burning up the house.

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Mantra – The Abyss EP [PFS011]

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]

Myriadd – Time Will Tell [CR1267]

Myriadd is Craig Stainton, a producer that has also released as Acid Phreex and Mantra on labels such as Pinkman, Signals and Creme Organization, to where he returns now with a new four track EP that explores plenty of mystic house and techno territory. Kicking off the release is Time Will Tell, which is a nicely frayed, rough round the edges bit of house music with a deep and lashing bassline as well as some rich and rounded melodic hooks. Forever Yours kicks that bit harder and more insistently but bares the same sense of misty melodic lushness. Various lines fly about like spirits in the night and bring a haunting sense of melancholy to proceedings before B1 Gold Section hiccups and stutters pleasingly. Like everything here, its a fairly rich, dense track that layers everything on top of each other with little break for breath. Final track At One is backed with the sort of serene pads that have you day dreaming about the future as jacked up beats kick below and all manner of synths whip around in the foreground. House music never sounded as magical as when in the hands of the talented Myriadd.

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Myriadd – Time Will Tell [CR1267]

Nite Vision – Rise Above [PONR1301]

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The Nite Vision project from Craig Stainton and Nigel Rogers (aka Mantra/Myriadd and Perseus Traxx) returns for their third release to help kick off things for the Brand new label, Point of No Return. Rise Above is a 4 track 12 inch release thats takes inspiration from a dive to the depth of the 80s Chicago house. Each track brilliantly explores melancholy, and futurism with a strong sense of rhythm, while classic drum tones embrace the beauty of strings and pads, served with melodies that the heart will not forget. A classic, and definitely a must have record.

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Nite Vision – Rise Above [PONR1301]

Mantra – Many Words [SOM/CIC03]

Solar One Music is always on the search for new missions and now its time for a new series on this label called “The Crystal Issue”. Focus will be more on Acid/Chicago/Detroit/Techno/House which also big influences for the label heads of SOM. First release is from Mantra.

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Mantra – Many Words [SOM/CIC03]

Nite Vision – Distant Planes EP [CHIWAX005]

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Nite Vision’s second outing arrives via the meteorically rising Chiwax label. Craig Stainton and NigelRogers have once again combined their knowledge and love for warm synth tones. Distant Planes is an intoxicatingly psychedelic adventure into House music, interconnecting a range of new and old machines to generate a distinctively timeless fog of sound that transports the mind to other realms while forcing the body to move in its most primal and expressive way. All extracted live from the machines, the whole thing simply throbs a simplicity that while seeming basic and unfettered by the details of much of the over produced music currently available, somehow remains rich and complex in its sound and feel. This is as deep as it is mystical, a true interdimensional journey.

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Nite Vision – Distant Planes EP [CHIWAX005]

Myriadd – The Way We Were [SIG.MMXII.VII]

Two stunning slices of mercurial and heartfelt British Techno from two outstanding northern producers that cuts across the M62 corridor like a night drive into oblivion. A 10” black hit of space, lovingly designed for the dark, sweaty basements of provincial, post-industrial towns and the cold light of day in the car park of Knutsford Services.

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Myriadd – The Way We Were [SIG.MMXII.VII]

Mantra – Out of the Aether [AACID005]

The Abstract Acid series continues its exploration into the depths of acid with a relentless 303 assault from UK-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.

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Mantra – Out of the Aether [AACID005]

Nite Vision – Now is the Time [BOE014]

Nite Vision is a project from Nigel Rogers aka Perseus Traxx and Mantra that moves around early US midwestern’s house music sounds with a dim twist – which results in analog drum machine patterns melting over moody floaty pads and obscure synth leads. Rogers returs to Ben Boe’s label with a solid 9-track LP named ‘The Time Is Now’.

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Nite Vision – Now is the Time [BOE014]