I'm not sure, if I ever came in much contact with acid techno, but I
certainly met the species called good, ol' 90s techno. :-) And I missed a few
things here. So if my basic comparison is the wrong genre, just stop reading
Maybe a start at the tempo: It's probably not WAY too slow, but perhaps way
too slow. :-) Mind you, what I associate with acid, seems to be more slow
going and chillout. I remember, that techno round that time could be happy
with tempi up to 180 BPM, but certainly over 140 BPM. It seemed, tat illegal
substances were quite well in trade at that time, so people somehow managed to
dance through a night of that. No particular ill will intended, but that's
what some people from the scene complained about at tat time.
The bass drum: I miss the good old kick your arse and make your neighbours
house collapse bass drum. Either a typical Roland one or the distorted,
compressed and sub-bass EQ'ed criminal offense, that somehow feels rather
The mangled hihats were a nice touch and certainly fitted into the techno of
that time, especially the part of techno, that was not on unspeakable
samplers, which still exist today and poison the minds of unsuspecting young
people. :-) The same goes for sound right at the beginning, can't really tell
what it is, but it sounds disfigured enough to fit in. Don't get me wrong, I'm
nt totally against it, it takes me back, yes I listened to that sort of music
occasionally and enjoyed it quite a bit. It's rather liberating, I suppose I
just came in toomuch contact with satirical and comic writing of late.
difficult to get it out of ones system.
The rest of the electro/industry reminiscent sounds in there are also very
good and proper, but I miss some screetching, smoothcing TB303-ish weird
arpeggio sound in there, that makes sure to fill the upper reaches of the
frequency spectrum. Either that, or easing up on the hihats, so they can tear
ones ears to shreads with their high spectra.
Again slight appologies for the tone, but it's an earnest oppinion, at least
if compared to normal techno from the early to mid 90s. Well if the acid-bit
introduces something vital to the genre you were playing with, excuse me and
forget you read this.
Music was my first love and it will be my last (John Miles)
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