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

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

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 27, 2013:Schlepping Cobalt
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4.Aug 27, 2012:Subbing for News
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2.Oct 31, 2012:All Techno All the Time
5.Aug 15, 2012:Summer Session
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3.Aug 29, 2012:Summer Session
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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