Byallo, Alland / Tragic Acid
Album: Tragic Acid   Collection:General
Artist:Byallo, Alland   Added:Sep 2012
Label:Bad Animal  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-09-14 Pull Date: 2012-11-16 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Nov 18 Nov 4 Oct 14 Sep 30
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 27, 2013: Schlepping Cobalt
Tragic Acid
4. Oct 13, 2012: 9 1/2 Weak Shades of Grey
As You're Told (Basic Soul Unit)
2. Nov 15, 2012: Cacao!
Tragic Acid
5. Oct 08, 2012: The Big House Show
Tragic Acid (Gabbi Lopez Remix), As You're Told
3. Oct 31, 2012: All Techno All the Time
As You're Told (Basic Soul Unit)
6. Sep 24, 2012: The Big Love Show
Tragic Acid

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-09-13
Alland Byallo: Tragic Acid Label: Bad Animal

Former San Francisco resident Alland Byallo (and occasional guest DJ here at KZSU) released this acid-house-inspired EP and expands it with some remixing contributions. Alland now lives in Berlin, and that's a huge loss for SF. Alland melds the SF underground's penchant for acid-house, and throws in techno flavors by Euro remixers. He starts with a main track #1, "Tragic Acid", that is partly an acid throwback and also a heavy hitting club thumper. Varoslav & Gabbi Lopez take it out there with futuristic and intricate remixes in #2 & #5. And I think the "You're Told" track #3 is good, but the #4 remix by Basic Soul Unit is a dirty dominatrix, as in "(Do as) You're Told". Try them all, and I think the strongest tracks are 1,4,5.

1. 8:37 Deep rolling bassline with a dubby electro effect and an analog acid bath in the middle. Closes w/ some soulful vocals and blippy synths. Good techy deep house.
2. 6:51 Remix of #1 that's stripped-down and more bouncy, and somehow more chaotic and edgy. Madness that you gotta like.
3. 7:20 Flittering percussive effects and a cut-up vocal sample, techy and bouncy at the same time.
4. 6:03 A mad acid remix that's not as beat-heavy, very dirty analog and not straight-up dancey but certainly brain-grinding. A neat remix that is somehow devoid of 808 kicks.
5. 7:56 This remix of #1 really goes out there - sci-fi techno and bubbly effects, some spacey synths, not too thumpy. Intricate layering of electronics.

Track Listing
1. Tragic Acid   3. As You're Told
2. Tragic Acid (Varoslav Remix)   4. As You're Told (Basic Soul Unit)
  5. Tragic Acid (Gabbi Lopez Remix)