• Luke Vibert - Lover's Acid

    Reviewed by Neil Gardner (Rock Sound)

    <b> Luke Vibert </b> - Lover's Acid

    Another year another label for the dextrous Mr Vibert. 'Lover's Acid' collects together a series of analogue acid 12-inches, recorded for Mike Paradinas' excellent Planet Mu imprint between 00-04. In many ways a sister release to 'Yoseph', out on Warp last year, it's another mixed bag of styles. The title track is slow and dreamily contemplative, while the aggressive 'Prik Tat' rocks like a prime Danny Breaaks off-cut. 'Dirty Fucker', perhaps a paean to the late unlamented Bill Grundy, teeters on the verge of drum 'n' bass, while 'Homewerk' dances to an unashamedly cheeky steal from Kraftwerk's 'It's More Fun To Compute'. In the meantime, the retro futuristic 'Acid2000' gets deep and funky, while 'Come On Chaos' cranks up the intensity past 11. Possibly Mr Vibert's funkiest effort to date, and maybe even the best acid excursion since H.E.A.D.'s classic 'EFS.'

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