The Exaltics meets Elec PT.1 :: The Exaltics Meets… (Solar One Music)

Solar One is consistently testing and retesting the definitions of electro whilst creating coarse and soulful machine music. This latest move into acid sounds isn’t unprompted, The Exaltics flirting with the 303 in tracks like “Annihilate the Planet.”  Elec Pt 1 is continuing his exploration into darker side of electronics and serving up some stunning works of sinister mechanical music.

The Exaltics meets Elec PT.1 'The Exaltics Meets…'

The Exaltics meets Elec PT.1 ‘The Exaltics Meets…’

[Release page] 2013 and it’s time for The Exaltics, aka Robert Witschakowski, to meet a fellow like-minded artist. Following an excellent split EP with Morphology Witschakowski stays in Germany to share some vinyl space with Elec Pt 1 aka Andreas Gehm. This acid moulded alchemist has served up his bruising 303 behemoths on labels like Bunker, Mathematics and Abstract Acid. Third installment of The Exaltics Meets…

Immediately Witschakowski sinks the listener into a boiling bath of acid, churning up liquid metal amongst crushed beats. But the fury is filleted by warm undercurrents, a lightness balancing the heavy machinery. The burbling tweaks are met by 707 claps for “Nichts Aber Auch Nichts.” A morphing mechanised piece of deep dance-floor music. “Drei Chinesen Mit Dem Acidbass” sees Elec Pt 1 take the wheel. Gehm reduces, stripping back and minimising to focus on the squawking 303. Tentacles of acid ensnare and tighten around hollowed beats. “The Player” closes and comes from a different place. The infamous Roland machine is present but plays a lesser role. Samples are employed to create a layer of Chicago authenticity. The track hasn’t the same impact as its predecessors but does have its merits.

Solar One is consistently testing and retesting the definitions of electro whilst creating coarse and soulful machine music. This latest move into acid sounds isn’t unprompted, The Exaltics flirting with the 303 in tracks like “Annihilate the Planet.” Elec Pt 1 is continuing his exploration into darker side of electronics and serving up some stunning works of sinister mechanical music. Two artists, one label, to definitely keep an ear out for in 2013.

The Exaltics Meets… is available on Solar One Music. [Release page]

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