||1.||"Dream World" (7:08)|
||2.||"Slow Euphoria" (7:06)|
||1.||"Spinning High" (8:43)|
||2.||"Acid 20/20" (6:36)|
Rawax's Aira Series, in which esteemed producers are asked to create a spate of new tracks specifically using Roland's Aira-branded hardware, has previously delivered impressive outings from Ricardo Villalobos and Ron Trent. Here, it's the turn of Fred P to showcase the "new, but sounds old" possibilities of Roland's production kit. Three of the four tracks are heavily influenced by the twisted, intoxicating world of acid house, with "Dream World" - arguably the pick - also containing some deliciously starry and far-sighted synthesizer motifs. The slow-acid wonkiness of "Slow Euphoria" is potent, too - think Timothy J Fairplay goes to Detroit - while "Common Ground" is a deep, melodious, dub-influenced, intergalactic delight.
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