Ad.Lib & Silvision / Collide
Album: Collide   Collection:General
Artist:Ad.Lib & Silvision   Added:Jul 2012

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Add Date: 2012-08-12 Pull Date: 2012-10-14 Charts: Electronic
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Album Review
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Reviewed 2012-07-15
Ad.lib & Silvision: Collide
Label: Affin

This is a debut techno EP from Ad.lib & Silvision of Zurich, Switzerland off Joachim Speith's excellent label Affin. The EP iss dark, cold, doesn't change much, and most tracks have a characteristic pounding beat. I hesitate to call it "minimal" because "minimal techno" is a fashion. There is a lot of noodling around with electroacoustic noise textures & static, it's kind of raw & skeletal if anything. The strongest tracks are 1, 4, and 5.

1. Steady and solid heavy deep pounding of beats for a very basic rhythmic framework. Some electroacoustic noises but not too much else, just a good beat.
2. Remix of #1 that has signature heavy beats but more swirly effects, a lot of crispy staticky layers of noise
3. Another remix of #1 that is more techno-y and layered with analog blurps
4. Spooky swirly synths over a minimal tech-house framework, kind of cold but has a nice relaxed feel with the gentle synth tones
5. Meaty beats, a more powerful sound. Lots of textured crackles and abrasive grinding sound providing some percussive layers.

Track Listing
1. Collide   3. Collide - Advanced Human Mix
2. Collide - Jeroen Search Mix   4. Path 1
  5. Path 2