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There’s something about that 303 sound which makes music instantly infectious, is there not? Used correctly, it provides funk by the bucketload, makes slower tracks trippy, and makes faster tracks frenetic and euphoric. Thankfully, The 220 Project know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to the little silver box.
The album as a whole really is quite a beautiful work. Their manipulation of sound via synthesis gives the overall package a cosmic feel, with elements of the tracks being reminiscent of Leftfield in their earlier Leftism guise.
The acid theme that runs throughout the album also gives a nod towards Hardfloor, in particular acid-trance banger The Reverse Process which the duo have kindly allowed us to premiere for them. You can listen below. Hold onto your socks, though, lest they be blown clean off your feet – this is high energy fayre and make no mistake.
state of daze and gentle dizzy bewilderment. Deep warm basslines add texture and grounding to the hypnotic album while soft rapid beats flash like delicate laser lights giving you a blurry narcotic trip.
mixture of analogue and digital synths. Using their beloved 303s, MS20 and Bass station, to make a sub bass mix ranging from ambient down tempo to faster acid trance influenced tunes.
While the fast-paced acidic trance sound is the leading personality of the album, The 220 Project reveals an opposing stance to their electronic music through a down-tempo comprehensive. There is a transcendent division in ‘Alone (A State of Mind)’ which completely changes the dynamic of the proposed exuberant album. Despite the change in beat, there is a bubbly feel to the atmosphere where a break in the rhythm encompasses a popping range of higher tones over the steady percussion. Following suit, ‘Evolving Would Be Nice’ meets in the middle, where it shares a variety of a fast-faced experimental trance sound, alongside a traditional house beat. The track is an embodiment of multiple drumming and digital melodies weaving through each other which slide in effortlessly into the electronic creation. There is an obligatory evolution of sound, where the pulsating beat is ever so striking through the hallucinogenic ambience
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produce up to now. Evolving Would Be Nice reflects the dub ethos perfectly, with thudding kicks providing the foundations for the ever-echoing acid lead and the countless other wonderfully layered textures that run throughout the track. The eastern-sounding vocal snippets add a certain exotic charm.