Idealist / Defective Units
Album: Defective Units   Collection:General
Artist:Idealist   Added:Jul 2012
Label:Broque Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-08-12 Pull Date: 2012-10-14 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Sep 9 Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 02, 2012: Pumping Iron
Bad Times
4. Aug 22, 2012: Summer Session
Defective Unit Iii
2. Aug 29, 2012: Summer Session
Defective Unit Iii
5. Aug 15, 2012: Summer Session
Defective Unit Iii
3. Aug 23, 2012: Pumping Iron
Defective Unit Iii

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-07-13
Idealist: Defective Units
Label: Broque

Zurich-based artist Bernhard Gietz's specialty is acid house. But not just traditional straight-up acid-house. He takes this very niche sound (the 303 tweak) and somehow mixes it with lush synthesizers and doing some other weird things to it, like setting acid to dub & even Latin flavors. The results are unusual, and for acid-house traditionalists like me, I find it unsettling. But the product is pretty good. The standouts are: 1 & 5.

1. Twisted acid-house. Starts raw and grinding but a few minutes in the gentle synths smooth out all the rough edges.
2. Wicked analog acid loop but with the addition of lush & layered synth chords gives this an 80s feel similar to 808 State
3. A stripped-down head-nodder featuring a funky bassline and a simple groove, slightly dubby feel to it
4. Space-y techno with layered synths flittering in & out, various acid effects and a repetitive bassline - doesn't really go anywhere but very trippy though
5. Hm. Acid-house mixed with salsa? I didn't think it was possible but it seems to be the case. Latin-infused percussion and bouncy tempo mixed with the insistent grind of analog 303 tweaking. Good track but very unusual, and I find it would be weird to mix into any DJ set.

Reviewed by Jack@KZSU
Stanford University Radio KZSU 90.1FM
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Track Listing
1. Defective Unit I   3. Bad Times
2. Defective Unit Ii   4. D-U-F-B
  5. Defective Unit Iii