Following 2014’s Syro and its follow-up EP’s Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 and MARCHROMT30a Edit 2b 96, Richard D. James keeps up his prolific streak with his first release under the AFX moniker in over a decade!
Picking up where the acid laced Analord series left off and following the nexx level club focused material of the recently-revealed-to-be material as The Tuss, “Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008” goes down a more floor focused approach as evident from the off, opener serge fenix Rendered 2 is prime time Analord acid following on where Fenix Funk 5 left off and moving further into sounds never seen electro and acid territories.
dmx acid test goes down a proper panned 303 route crafting a nice interlude before the bouncing ball acid of oberheim blacet1b rears its reverb drenched tab for a tight electronica track of hallucinatory proportions (which ends with a crafty amen break – giving nod to the days of his jungle tracks ala RDJ) bonus EMT beats fully lets the drums go, focusing on tight percussion pinning sharply throughout the field of audio.
Flip for the killer live fan favourite simple slamming b 2 a haunting techno track that sounds like nothing else really out there, part gabba part old school sublow and proper darkside synths rinsing through the sky above. midi pipe1c sds3time cube/klonedrm recalls The Gentle People’s outside ambience but with a 7 am grin(gurn) while NEOTEKT72 and r8m neotek beat roll up a hip-hop sound to cap off whats an absolute highlight in a discography of legendary proportion and possibly the finest AFX (under any alias) release in years.