X(EPTIONAL VS MORPHID
Dark Dessert EP
Morphid and x(eptional signed to Lucid Recordings in quick succession back in the day, their complementary styles helping to establish the label as a purveyor of pioneering and divergent quality techno sounds. They often worked in the studio together, and now theyre gleefully doing it all over again with this perfectly pitched platter of originals and remixes from the two duos.
x(eptionals epic breakbeat techno sound always went down a storm at the original Lucid events live and on disc and second-hand prices prove their Lucid releases have lost none of their dancefloor appeal.
Morphids sparse, offbeat sound was always different, otherworldly. Delightfully strange while always warm and witty and a little bit spooky!
Side 1 presents two classic originals, one by each duo: x(eptionals a-whole-night-in-one track classic Dark Waves, a ten-minute-plus banger of epic proportions and soaring highs, followed by Morphids ethereal Gezouten Dessert, with its pared down bare breaks and brooding tones.
Side 2 sees x(eptional and Morphid switching roles to present radical and thrilling reworkings of each others tracks. Morphid strip down x(eptionals Dark Waves into a cut-up of eerie, angular funk rhythms, voices and sounds, while x(eptional extract the beats from Morphids Gezouten Dessert and transpose it into a whirlwind of jazz-tinged breakbeat techno that gets a grip from the get-go and just wont let go.