Acid techno to trip you out.
Dasha Rush - Acid Sketch
Dasha Rush's last record, Ain't No God Nor King, ended with a track called "Acid Melancholy." In that moving closer, a splintered, staccato 303 line wavered above soft synths, hitting a more melodic sound than the rest of the record's pummelling techno. Her latest EP, Acid Sketch, builds on the ideas formed in "Acid Melancholy" but contorts them into the harder and darker strains of acid. "Acid Twist" recalls the twisted genius of Justin Cudmore's records with a mutated, wonky 303 line that sounds like it's stumbling through sludge. "Acid Curve" channels a similarly psychedelic energy and builds to a galloping pace. This is where Rush explores the capabilities of the 303 with the most complexity, stretching multiple lines into different directions and layering them over each other.
"Time Coil" is more straightforward, losing the complex 303 embellishments that adorn the other two tracks. It's deeply hypnotic techno that brings you into a vortex, pulling you out the other side 14 minutes later. It feels like a nod to Coil's renowned drone album Time Machines, which was an attempt to create "temporal slips," or the sensation of having travelled through time. "Time Coil" might create the same effect.