Frak’s Alice In Acidland set for iDEAL reissue

Acquaint yourself with Frak’s deranged early ’90s acid phase ahead of an iDEAL Recordings reissue.

The Juno Plus editorial team was not old enough to experience the early ’90s days of hardcore and rave, but we’ve read and heard enough to understand they were heady times. Originally released as a limited LP and cassette in 1993, Alice In Acidland came from Frak five years into a prolific recording career, and saw them fully caught up in the high octane, breakbeat driven euphoria of acid techno rave, though it’s sound is still very much grounded in the idiosyncrasies that make up a Frak release.

Some 20 years on, it’s getting a reissue via Joachim Nordwall’s iDEAL Recordings which is due out in November. As a founder of the Börft label along with Jan zwarre Svensson, Nordwall is well-versed on the early days of Frak, and indeed has fond memories of the times that helped facilitate this three track LP, with the following words accompanying the streaming audio:

“20 years ago, in 1993, Börft Records released the, to me and my friends, very important record “Alice In Acidland”. I was at the time working with Zwarre with Börft and we had some amazing parties in his parents house in Johannishus listening to techno and rave stuff mixed with old school industrial stuff, and went to raves in the remote south east part of Sweden. Zwarre recorded this himself and it blew my mind. Still does! To celebrate my friends and our common memories of growing up together, I decided to rerelease this record on iDEAL as I still think it’s great and some sort of time machine. I am here and I am there.”