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Idealist / Defective Units
Album:Defective Units Collection:General
Artist:Idealist Added:Jul 2012
Label:Broque Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-08-12 Pull Date:2012-10-14 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Sep 9Sep 2Aug 26Aug 19

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 02, 2012:Pumping Iron
Bad Times
4.Aug 22, 2012:Summer Session
Defective Unit Iii
2.Aug 29, 2012:Summer Session
Defective Unit Iii
5.Aug 15, 2012:Summer Session
Defective Unit Iii
3.Aug 23, 2012:Pumping Iron
Defective Unit Iii

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-07-13 
Idealist: Defective Units
Label: Broque

Zurich-based artist Bernhard Gietz's specialty is acid house. But not just traditional straight-up acid-house. He takes this very niche sound (the 303 tweak) and somehow mixes it with lush synthesizers and doing some other weird things to it, like setting acid to dub & even Latin flavors. The results are unusual, and for acid-house traditionalists like me, I find it unsettling. But the product is pretty good. The standouts are: 1 & 5.

1. Twisted acid-house. Starts raw and grinding but a few minutes in the gentle synths smooth out all the rough edges.
2. Wicked analog acid loop but with the addition of lush & layered synth chords gives this an 80s feel similar to 808 State
3. A stripped-down head-nodder featuring a funky bassline and a simple groove, slightly dubby feel to it
4. Space-y techno with layered synths flittering in & out, various acid effects and a repetitive bassline - doesn't really go anywhere but very trippy though
5. Hm. Acid-house mixed with salsa? I didn't think it was possible but it seems to be the case. Latin-infused percussion and bouncy tempo mixed with the insistent grind of analog 303 tweaking. Good track but very unusual, and I find it would be weird to mix into any DJ set.

Reviewed by Jack@KZSU
Stanford University Radio KZSU 90.1FM
See reviews on http://zookeeper.stanford.edu

Track Listing
1.Defective Unit I 3.Bad Times
2.Defective Unit Ii 4.D-U-F-B
 5.Defective Unit Iii