We'll spare you the introduction; A Sides is known to all card-carrying junglists and D&B fans. Neck deep into what's clearly shaping up into a mammoth album project, the third "Quart" sector leaves no sonic stone unturned: "Electric" is a straight-up naggy number with a fuzzy bassline reminiscent of Bad Company circa 99. "Vortex" rolls with a rough off-beat bass that judders in a devilish way that makes you feel uncomfortable, "Legacy" has a cold Digital style breakbeat/heavy reese drone feel, "Groan" twists up jazzy horns with a Headz-style bass grizzle. "Dreamwold" provides a beautiful finale with a disco-dented roll out with instrumentation so super slick they'd make Bukem's glasses slide off his face.
Between Northern Electronics, Semantica, and Dimensional Exploration, techno deviant Acronym has built himself quite a reputation for conjuring the coldest, most mechanical sort of techno. In case you didn't get it, we think he's a master at the genre, and he's right up there on our list of favourite contemporaries alongside the likes of Abdulla Rashim. This new EP comes courtesy of the fledgling Auxiliary label, and it starts off by setting a cinematic scene through the hollow sounds of "Final Descent", a placid glow of harmonies which transform into an apocalyptic chain of metallic percussion on "Endless Horizon". "Walk Below The Waters" continues this mood, thanks to a jittering artillery of drums and hi-hats that have been glued together by the raucous, minimalistic melodies suspended in the mid-end of the tune, only to be washed-out in the comparatively more diluted and tranquil whirlpool called 'Wandering Aimlessly".