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√∆1 (Massage Brain Cult)

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Massage Brain Cult

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If you have a tendency towards circuit fried electronix, biting acid and dreamy hardware jams then surely Suction records and their roster of impressive artists is already on your radar. You might not have come across Massage Brain Cult yet though, as this is their first release!

Written and produced by BOT1500, D'Arcangelo, Mause, Jessica Walrus, fxbip & Velum break, "√∆1 (Massage Brain Cult)" is the first various artist compilation showcasing the emerging sounds from this independent label.

BOT1500 kicks things off in earnest with the 160BPM acid techno cruise missile - "Rave_5.1". Suction regular D'Archangelo follows up with a slower but intricately detailed glitchy / house number, "1112"; while Fxbip's "Equinox" is a stuttered, star-aligned electro smash to complete side A.

Side B opens with Jessica Walrus' "Peachy Soundmask89" - a quirky, half tempo cornish acid number that frequently slips itself into headsplitting drill'n'bass business - AFX would be proud! Mause keeps the same spirit of '93 alive with the xtc-flavoured prog acid stadium filler - "Ultralife Zprit" while Velum Break concludes this ridiculously strong collection with "Apple Galleon". A dark and sinister track full of programmed, snappy breakbeats and some clever synthesizer work - a piece that could incidentally come out of Keith Tenniswood's Radioactive Man catalogue - and who has infact mastered the entire record down at Curve Pusher.

If you're lookin' for summat trippy, wild and rawkus, with a shed of load of electronic goodness throughout - then "√∆1" is 4 U!

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Breathtaking new movements from the hardware scuzz underground! "Massage Brain Cult" should keep fans of RX-101, AFX, Squarepusher and Ceefax more than happy as they roll out their own unique blend of (Piccadilly-coined), 'CORNISH ACID'!!!

TRACK LISTING

A1. BOT1500 - Rave_5.1
A2 D´Arcangelo -1112
A3. Fxbip - Equinox
B1. Jessica Walrus - Peachy Soundmask89
B2. Mause - Ultralife Zprit
B3. Velum Break - Apple Galleon

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