The Doubtful Guest Acid Sauna

  • The Doubtful Guest - Acid Sauna

    <b> The Doubtful Guest </b> - Acid Sauna

    The Doubtful Guest is Libby Floyd, a trained vocalist who, for her Planet Mu debut, chooses to create an all-instrumental album of neo-Acid. Much travelled and with musicanaly family background, she found ultimate happiness dancing for ten hours straight at 90's Chicago warehouse raves. Hence Acid Sauna - but this is Acid with its strobelights and glowsticks ruthlessly confiscated, its Smiley face turned upside down. "Under heavy manners" references abound - King Tubby on "Tubby" and the urgent, sampled squeal of Public Enemy's "Rebel Without A Pause" among them. This is a music of dark acid flashbacks, in which the squiggly 303 chatter is rendered sinister, paranoid and malevolent, right from the 11 minute opener "Slaves", in which the listener can concoct their own narrative of the tyranny of the beat being somehow rendered terrifying and nightmarishly literal.

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