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The latest venture of the LA based label that throws some of the best undergrounds and puts out world class techno brings you ACID TEST SERIES. I asked the co-founder, Oliver, a few questions about Absurd and the shiny new pressings.

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Oliver Bristow: Absurd’s Acid Man

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This article is best read with music. Play Donato Dozzy’s “In Bed” while reading for best ACID TEST results!

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Q: When and how did Absurd start?

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A: “The label started in 2004 with a release from Evil Eddie Richards in conjunction with the beginning of the warehouse parties. Eddie and I had been introduced by a mutual friend, Terry Francis who I was working with while at Pagan America.”

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Q: What made you decide on the artists Tin Man, Achterbahn D’Amour (aka Iron Curtis & Edit Piafra), Idjut Boys and Donato Dozzy for the Acid Test Series?

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A: “We’d been been in contact with Tin Man for a few years, ever since the release of his “Acid Acid” triple LP from 2005. After his move to Vienna we stayed in touch and when the idea for the Acid Test series came about he immediately came to mind as someone we’d want on board.

Dozzy, being a big fan of Tin Man’s work and after hearing “Nonneo,” was into the idea of remixing the track. We thought it would be a cool idea to have him contribute an original track for the series and have a remix swap.

Iron Curtis is someone we’d been following for a while and when he found out we were working on the series he sent us some works he’d been jamming out on with his partner Jool aka Edit Piafra. Through this release Achterbahn D’Amour was born and they are now working on another EP for the series.

The Idjut Boys are long time friends who I had released a CD and 7″ with back in the late 90’s for a project we were doing in SF called Jaded Muzak.”

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Q: And what would you say sparked the creation of the Acid Test Series?

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A: “A love for the 303 and Acid House both as a style and culture!”

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Q: Will we be seeing these artists at the next Absurd party, or will we have to wait and see?

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A: “We always try to feature artists at Absurd who are working on projects for the label, though the parties are less frequent these days. Nothing planned at the moment. We did recently have a small showcase featuring Tin Man, he brought his 303, 707 and a bunch of other gear. The Idjut Boys are finishing up their album for Smalltown Supersound and we plan on arranging some US dates once it’s released.”

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About the artists of Acid Test

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Tin Man

Of Finnish descent, but born and raised in California, he now lives in Vienna, a town perfectly suited to his deep and moody productions. He launched his ‘Global A’ label project in 2005. The first two releases, ‘Places’ and ‘Acid Acid’, weighed in at three pieces of vinyl each. They showcased his two major musical passions: fragile deep electronic music and acid house. He also continues his passion for Acid House by continuing to produce retro-acid tracks and playing live shows using his classic drum machines. These live shows celebrate early house music, its hypnotic charm, and its blissful raw energy.

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Achterbahn D’Amour (aka Iron Curtis & Edit Piafra)

Iron Curtis


Iron Curtis has been my personal favorite producer of the year. I was extremely excited to see him release on Absurd, it made the global community feel that much cozier. The tweaking of electronic instruments in his productions are one of a kind, the sounds he makes come out of machines are absolutely robotically soulful. And his release for the Acid Test Series elevates the standards of electronic craftsmanship.

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Edit Piafra

Regretfully after scouring the internet not much is known about Edit Piafra other than he is based in Germany and works with Iron Curtis. Once more is known I will edit this section. For now you can listen to a lot more of his work at his soundcloud here.

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Idjut Boys

Idjut Boys (aka Dan Tyler & Conrad McConnell) hooked up in the late eighties through a shared love of the disco not disco of Harvey and Francois K. Best described as eclectic, or, to the uninitiated, eccentric, their DJ sets are typified by an anything goes attitude. Anything works if it fits in the mix. From their North London studio they run three record labels and produce their infectious dub-heavy disco sampling house for many more. They formed their first label, U-Star, in ’94 on the back of their successful club nights of the same name. Labels Discfunction and Noid followed soon thereafter, as did a debut full-length for Scotland’s premier deep house imprint, Glasgow Underground.

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Donato Dozzy

Born in Rome and a vinyl junkie by the age 13. He is has been a part of the Saturday night events at Brancaleone Club and a key promoter of underground music in Rome. As a producer, after his early work with the Kitchentools, he released on Orangegroove, Lan Muzic and Elettronica Romana. He currently resides in Berlin where he is channeling the city’s colorful and vibrant energy into his own personal experience and seeking professional help for his old vinyl addiction.

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The Acid Test Releases

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Donato Dozzy – Acid Test 03 [ASD 017]

“In Bed” (Tin Man Mix) (Full Length)

“In Bed” (Full Length)

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Achterban D’Amour – Acid Test 02 [ASD 016]

“Your Love (In a Jam)” (Excerpt)

“Talking Acid” (Excerpt)

“Your Love (In A Jam) (Idjut Boys house version)” (Excerpt)

“Your Love (In A Jam) (Idjut Boys acid version)” (Excerpt)

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Tin Man – Acid Test 01 [ASD 015]

“Nonneo” (Full length)

“Accumulated Acid” (Excerpt)

“Nonneo” (Donato Dozzy Mix) (Excerpt)

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