Monday, July 31, 2006

Handle With Care, It's Fragile

Recently The Orbituary, an unofficial haven for old members of the Orbit Club in Morley, Leeds (The greatest ever Techno club) did a pole of the greatest ever Acid Records, suprisingly 'Lost in the Silver Box' by Hardfloor won, certainly not the greatest Acid record in my opinion. However Dilated Choonz posted the Plastikman remix of 'Alpha Wave' by System 7 which I think is far superior. This got me thinking of other great records to utilise the 303. I was going through the crates when out popped this gem of a record. Acid Eiffel by Choice was the work of Laurent Garnier and Shazz and was mixed by one Ludovic Navarre aka St. Germain it was licensed by Fragile Records, an offshoot of the legendary Transmat set up by Derrick May and was originally released back in 1993 by the French label FNAC

This is a beautifuly subtle record, with warm melancholic synths and a pulsing Acid line which which complements the other elements perfectly, never becoming overbearing. It sounds like a pure Detroit Techno record, even if it was made in France. Classic.

Choice - Acid Eiffel Fragile Records 12" 1993

Continuing on the Fragile Records theme, here is another classic from Aril Brikha 'Art of Vengence' came out in 1998 followed by his album 'Deepature in Time' in 2000. Borrowing from the classic Basic Channel metalic funk sound, this is another piece of timeless beauty, but with a real kick which drives it on the dancefloor.

Aril Brikha - Groove La' Chord Art of Vengence EP Fragile Records 12" 1998

The Acid Eiffel tune seems to time out whenever I try to download it. Is there anything wrong with the yousendit file or is it my computer being lame. Got the other one fine.
It seems to be working ok on my computer. Will be transfering it to zshare at the end of the week.
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