Thursday, May 14, 2009

Phuture - Acid Trax (1987)

I've been hitting these late 80's recently, which is pretty cool. Really good era during which to be barely alive. Man I had a tricycle and a wrap-around porch when this shit came out, now imagine all three combined. Got the life, my doggs, got the life. However, I was not yet a Chicago resident. No, I lived at the base of the Catskills, and I was a blue-eyed blonde with an ugly-ass New York accent. Lagwadia.

I usually think of 'psychedelic music' as a term with undeniably organic connotations, so experiences with acid house where samplers are used to hack into the hallucination centers of my mind and coat them with a bubbling, chirping effluvium are pretty great. I can't tell if Phuture is a good trip or a bad trip. Sort of a third way outside of the dystopia of Nekropolis and the pulsing bliss of Ash Ra Tempel. This is a new paradigm in which to experience the horrors and beauties of technology, and also in which to get naked with girls for a bit of the ol' in-out in-out!

12 comments:

Andy said...

You should know that "Got the Life" was a Korn song, not Crazy Town.

Todd said...

Yeah but I couldn't find any pictures of Korn where they looked like they actually had "the life."

lew said...

teej, have we ever talked about this album and how much i lurv it? however, i think it is terrible to slam around to...

Dean said...

Andy likes that part in Dead Bodies Everywhere that's really heavy, I bet.

Todd said...

teej, have we ever talked about this album and how much i lurv it?

I don't think so? I've tried to make you teach me about acid house before, and I think you were stand-offish and unhelpful.

Andy said...
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Andy said...

Dean, that part is pretty heavy but a far cry from Korn's heaviest moments. See: most riffs on s/t, the breakdown at the end of "Somebody, Someone". Holy shit.

Dave Quam said...

a classic no doubt

RSS said...

Yea, I gots this one. Pretty good shit right here! I assume you've checked out some early Robert Hood. If not, get on that shit. Get on Drexciya while yr at it.

Todd said...

Rob, I got into Robert Hood via his collabs w/ Jeff Mills, but I've never heard Drexciya. The stuff I'm listening to on youtube right now is pretty rad, so I'll start diggin a little deeper. Exploring house & techno on company time...

Stephen said...

Enough of this Korn shit, talk about house music.

This track is so sick.

Also peep D-Mob - We Call It Acid and Sleazy D - I've Lost Control. The latter is a Chicago acid classic.

Todd said...

Steve, thanks for the tips. Acid house is one of my favorite things that I don't really know much about. Any learning you want to impart upon my brain will be welcomed with much praise and adulation.