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Safe Trip take a tip from their Japanese branch to serve us two tracks from Tokyo house heretic Hoshina Anniversary. On the A-side "Hakkenden I" womps through a hip wriggling percussion grid, while an electric keyboard and gurgling 303 line play an acid jazz duet up top. Fusing house, techno, acid and jazz, this could be a 3 Chairs jam if you replace the Detroit scuzz with that airy Japanese aesthetic. In contrast, “Hakkenden II” is darker and more hallucinogenic in tone. The use of restless, arpeggio-style bass and creepy-sounding chord sequences suggest some sort of ego death, resolved in the melodic bliss of the final third stages. High grade house music.
Sil says: Playful and melodic acid interlocutions with laidback drumbeat that is not rushing to tell you how good this truly is. We do not hear this quality this often so when we do, we go bananas! Top draw for the imperfect mind!
A. Hakkenden I
B. Hakkenden II