Catalogue No.: WSR003
Release Date: 16th October 2020
Red-1, the long-sold-out full-length debut of South London producer Acidliner (DRMCNT, Hey Colossus), will see a vinyl release on October 16th, courtesy of Wrong Speed Records. Initially released by South London new age/ambient imprint New Atlantis as a limited tape run that quickly sold out, Red-1 now becomes available on vinyl for the first time. Written in spring 2017, Red-1 originally came about in response to a request from New Atlantis founders India Jordan and Allen Wooten. "They asked me to write something for their Ambient Social night at Rye Wax in Peckham. I took it as a challenge to write a whole record with no real 'beats'." Accordingly, Red-1 is a step away from the dancefloor-oriented beats'n'bass-heavy DRMCNT project. It probably also goes without saying that it is some distance from the noise-rock of Hey Colossus, the band for which he has drummed for the best part of two decades. But although Red-1, layered with club textures and steadfastly rhythmical even while stripped of beats, is a closer cousin of the DRMCNT material, it is also awash with the same fuzzed-out, cosmic psychedelia that glitters amid Hey Colossus's heaviness. The result is an album that always evades the label "ambient", instead propulsively shapeshifting through a landscape of drones, crackles and synth-stabs. With club nights and gigs off limits for the time being, Red-1 arrives on vinyl just in time - a fine tonic with which to soothe weary souls and elevate tired minds. Don't sleep on it.
TRACK LIST: A1. Red Pt.1 A2. Die-As-He-Pan A3. Awakyn A4. Codine A5. SHR-00-MZ 002 A6. I-Spress B1. Blood Op B2 Shame Mi B3. Red Pt.3 B4. Purple Flowers For The Funeral B5. Nine Shrooms To Late B6. Entero No
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