Review: Patricia aka Max Ravitz first appeared on Acid Test on the label's 10-year compilation in 2021 - now he makes his full debut with Less Than 7. Underpinned by a raw production sound and a love of the 303, this four-tracker ranges in sound. From the low-slung "At A Gallop" to the chord-heavy techno roller that is "Head Gap Width", the EP provides a platform for Ravitz to demonstrate his great musical variety. This flexibility comes into focus on "Winding To The Side", a stripped back acid workout that is classic Acid Test, as well as the downtempo "Coffee Computer", where shiny synths are fused with warbling 303s to create an atmospheric finale.
Review: Acid Test has always forged its own path, and this independently minded aesthetic defines the music on the label's ten-year compilation. Lerosa's "Uneasy" and VC-118a's "Silver" are both engrossing, abstract affairs, while label mainstay Tin Man and John Tejada both deliver streamlined, pulsating takes on the acid sound. Delving into the darker corners of the 303, there's Achterbahn D'Amour with the raw, jacking "7 Edit" and Donato Dozzy's squelch fest, "Morena". Meanwhile, the rolling electro drums and subsonic tweaks of Sepehr's "Persian Acid Prince" further underlines the fact that when it comes to underground electronic music, few labels are more adventurous than Acid Test.