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Acute / Made As You Wish
Album:Made As You Wish Collection:General
Artist:Acute Added:12/2004
Label:Ak Duck Records 

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Add Date:2005-04-03 Pull Date:2005-06-05 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Classical/Experimental
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Album Review
Jon Barnes
Reviewed 2005-04-05 
WOW! If Mozart made an electro record, this would be it. Self-described as classical music meets IDM / brain dance, Acute delivers the synthetic goods on this one. The first two tracks are studio productions, while the last four are live “real time processing” from his show in Jeruselem 2004. Give this a listen – it’s tasteful and unique. The studio tracks remind me of the Subway record I reviewed a few months ago. The live stuff is more noisy and gritty. A+

Best Tracks: 2, 7, 3, 4.
Track 1: Classical influence is easy to detect. Well-crafted broken beats and warm pads, with a baroque feel to the harmonic progression and choice of synths. Original and cool.
**Track 2: One of the two best tracks. Tense drums pushing the d’n’b line, but leaving plenty of space for warm pads and soaring bleepy melody. Song gets AMAZING about 2:30 in.
*Track 3: Opens with noise and chopped up voices, then thick square bass and nasty drum loop. Short silence at 5:00, then into straight-ahead breakbeat. Superb!
*Track 4: Heading in a more abstract direction. Acute gets all modal on that ass. High pitched, one-note pedal, with melody dancing around it. Chopped up harpsichord (or is that classical guitar?). Another winner.
Track 5: Retro-sounding synth pads give way to a more aggressive beat. OK but not as creative as his other tunes. Still cool that this is all live. Gets crazy at the end.
Track 6: Starts off abstract & grating; gets smooth and heavily processed. Breakbeat starts at 2:00. Sounds borrowed from the techno family tree.
**Track 7: BEST! Back to the electro-baroque vibe. Glorious. So original…this entire album will grow on you, guaranteed!

Track Listing
1.Made As You Wish 4.Real Time Processing
2.The Only Fair 5.Real Time Processing
3.Real Time Processing 6.Real Time Processing
 7.Real Time Processing