Acid Jesus: Flashbacks 1992-1998
Artist: Acid Jesus
Title: Flashbacks 1992-1998
Label: Alter Ego Recordings
Product Type: VINYL LP
Triple LP version. Gatefold sleeve. Following the title of the classic Ecstasy Club record (1988) - be it a direct influence or merely a coincidence - Acid Jesus was the first of many collaborations between Roman Flügel and Jörn Elling Wuttke. Situated in Germany's then blistering techno scene and especially a mirror of Frankfurt at the time, the early recordings on Flashbacks are also a feedback loop to what was happening in the UK and the USA before and at that very time. With many definitions and interpretations of techno already in place, and while it's triumphal procession slowly geared itself into exhaustion, Flügel and Wuttke succeeded with their own, unique take on it, that owed as much to Underground Resistance and The Belleville Three as it did to Sven Väth and Andrew Weatherall. Depicting the booster detonation of what was to become the holy label trinity of Playhouse, Klang, and Ongaku, this is a collection of tracks and experiments in sound that won't sound dated, yet classic, mesmerizing and eternal.