Eats Tapes

Sticky Buttons

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With the 2005 onslaught of acid house revivalism courtesy of Aphex Twin and James T. Cotton (among others) in full steam, it was only a matter of time before the mighty Tigerbeat6 came through their yearly campaign of full-length madness with their own version. Right from the onset of rave revival anthem "Supreme Master," Eats Tapes make it abundantly clear that their debut album is no-frills acid house and techno of the highest pedigree, and there are even a few tracks bordering the waters of gabber/happy hardcore tempo. "Hard Reset" is easily one of the best of the bunch, recalling early techno classics from Rob Hood and Jeff Mills in its abrasive minimalism and ferocious attack. At nearly an hour in length, Sticky Buttons' intensity is only overshadowed by its ambitiousness to represent all scopes of the acid house movement.

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