EVOL shuts the game down with Ideal Acid, a killer 20-minute rinse through 303 acid cherries pitted and sequenced, tweak-for-tweak, into the wildest acid track ever made. No hype, this record is the maddest belter in EVOL's extensive catalog, taking their obsession with Roland's squelchy grey box to an ultimate, logical conclusion that leaves dancefloors turned utterly inside-out and begging for track ID's. Produced in Barcelona and further product tested between Stockholm and Manchester, Ideal Acid is the kind of idea that has been floated in raves, smoking areas, and afterparties for the past 20 years but has never been executed with such precise method and inexorable effect, until now. Taking way too many classics to mention, EVOL modulates their mutual variable, the Roland TB-303 bass line, in a cascade of liquified riffs that last anywhere between one beat and a few bars before shifting to the next pattern, and so forth. The cumulative effect of elastic undulation is mind-bending and body-jacking in the extreme, yet uncompromisingly crafted at the immediate service of the rave. It feels as though much of EVOL's practice to date, from mixes for FACT and Reel Torque, to their experimental objetcs for Alku and blasts for Presto!?, Diagonal, and BUS have been leading to this point: the ultimate acid rave tool. Mastered and cut to vinyl at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.
01. Side A 09:56
02. Side B 10:06