Acid Series is inspired by Interdimensional Transmissions' mythical No Way Back party in Detroit, and Cudmore's instalment matches the event's mix of tripped-out swagger and straightforward jack. The best tracks here are all about that swagger. With its chaotic bounce and tittering snares, the EP's standout, "Flirt," has shades of Cudmore's Honey Soundsystem release. "Duck Hunt" features layered squelchy leads that feel dense without getting oppressive. Cudmore's now-signature bobbling lead lines make both tracks feel unusually fluid.
Cudmore's other two efforts are less novel. "11:11 Live" is a raw acid jam that lacks the colourful quirks of the rest of the EP, while "Outsider (BK Acid Mix)" is repetitive verging on droning, a blunt force weapon compared to Cudmore's more creative designs Acid Series Vol. 2's best moments are when Cudmore pushes acid to its limits, and it features two of his best experiments yet.