Posthuman's Mutant City Acid series hits volume 4 with some serious acid techno swagger from Drvg Cvltvre, Nehuen, Mark Broom and Han Do Jin.
Where Balkan's I Love Acid series pushes the house side of the 303 sound, the Mutant City series is usually where the more hardcore-focused gear comes into play. Drvg Cvltvre's Cthonic Ouroboros starts off the occasion with a Mover style march into madness, the bassline giving a sharp, moody edge that is sure to spin many a dilated-pupil raver into submerged, darkside areas of thought. Nehuen's Explaining Jokes looks to the L.I.E.S. sound of Terekke for influence, perfecting a bumping, dusty groove. Yet perhaps the best one here has to be Mark Broom's Connection, turning in the 12"s main room slice of apocalyptic techno, it reimagines the classics from Havok and Stay Up Forever as if they were dug up and caked in years' worth of reverb. Han Do Jin's Channel 85 turns in more of the dusty sound, yet the ominous acid squelch that is present in all Balkan records, rings through like an inescapable form of tinnitus.