Artist: Tom Laws
Title: Acid Theatre EP
Cat. #: RSPKT060
Release Date: 17/09/2012
01 Tom Laws – Acid Theatre (Original Mix)
02 Tom Laws – Acid Theatre (Alex Bau Remix)
03 Tom Laws – Sacrastrofy (Original Mix)
Tom Laws’ style always finds a welcome home here at Respekt, and this time he has dived deep into the abyss of sound to bring us this EP.
Steamrolling right from the beginning, the opening track chugs into the midnight air while ominous pads make a terrifying appearance over the acid- tinged bassline.
Subtle percussion that could be mistaken for robotic critters, provides even more thrust and metallic stabs from the netherworld hold things down.
Alex Bau completely flips the script and provides a murky, underwater affair where everything is subliminal and layered under thick, dismal atmospherics. A true lesson in the dark arts.
Closing up with “Sacrastrofy” we are treated to an almost anthemic, cyclic riff over the usual Tom Laws trickery, and out of nowhere, big chords start their own intricate progression.