While renowned for promoting a particular kind of Scandolearic disco, Prins Thomas's Full Pupp label has never shied away from mixing things up now and then. As the title suggests, Vi Kal It Asid sees Thomas gather together a bunch of like-minded misfits for a no-holds-barred trip into acid territory. The much-loved label boss kicks things off with a particularly tough, intense and gnarly acid jam - all brain-melting 303 lines and punchy percussion - before Omar V and Mario Aparicio join forces for the deeper and more psychedelic-inclined, Orbital-ish "Acidwave". Ayvind Morken does his best Phuture impression on the straightforward, but still intoxicating "Mann Not Maskin", while Trulz & Robin combine foreboding waves of trippy electronics and off-kilter drum machine hits on the "Energy Flash" influenced "Tjelvar".
Over the years, Prins Thomas' Full Pupp label has proved to be a great stepping-stone for previously unknown Norwegian producers. Here he introduces us to more little-known Norse talents in the shape of Robin C and Omar V. "Complete" is in many ways typical of Full Pupp's output over the years, offering an arpeggio-heavy mix of loopy hooks, wigglin' acid tweakery and dancefloor-slaying beats. It also changes shape several times - a trick perfected by fellow Norwegians Mungolian Jet Set. Skatebaard remixes, delivering a triumphantly upbeat rework that's little less than rush inducing (check those Balearic-meets-electrofunk synth twiddles).