Labelmates of titanic rockers Part Chimp Errors may be, but this Glaswegian trio’s songs are rooted firmly in the electronica field, albeit then ignored beyond their harvest to rot and, ultimately, mutate through their remaining will power into something strangely rocking, despite its glitch-beats and synthesizer blasts.
The ‘acid’ of the title might have you thinking you’re about to tweak yourself to some higher state of insobriety as soon as the play button’s employed but you’d be barking up the wrong tree. (Indeed, if you are already barking up a tree, chances are you’re in need of no further sensory manipulation through means legal or otherwise, taken aurally or orally.) Track three of this quintet of instrumental compositions, ‘Crew Cut’, features the sort of post-punk bass tone that a hundred-or-so acts scramble to recreate each and every day since ‘Banquet’ made Radio 1; not strictly dance fever, then, or rather not in a purely computerised and studio-bound sense. Errors successfully blend their sky-scraping synths with guitar riffs born of both rock and punk with ‘post’ prefix firmly attached, and the results never disappoint; everything suggests they’re a fantastic live experience, too, a north-of-the-border 65daysofstatic without the too-many-BMPs seizures.
Looking at the acts Errors have thus far played second fiddle to sums up fairly accurately who is going to want to add this ace little record to their collection: M83, Mogwai, Sons and Daughters, Explosions In The Sky. If any of those tickle your fancy with no little frequency, you’re advised to pick this up, post haste.
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