Balloonheads ‎– Jaw 2 The Floor / Balloonism

Smitten ‎– SMT 22
Vinyl, 12"




Written & produced @ RSR Studios, Southampton.

Mixed @ Geezer Studios, London.

Published by Smitten Publishing.

© Smitten 1998.

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July 6, 2010
Jaw 2 The Floor is pretty standard, if not uninteresting London style acid tech track, which goes on for a few minutes beyond its welcome, since it takes approximately three and half minutes for the bass line to gain some 'acidity' and edge, but the track really wants to kick off seconds before the five minute mark, and even then not much happens... Only around 05:45, a nasty, dirty low pitched acid line is dropped, and for the last two minutes or so the music actually amounts to something. I can barely use this one at all today, if not for the way too brief ecstatic climax, but then again both of these producers have done far better stuff, be it together or each of them on their own.
Flip to Balloonism, a totally underrated, undiscovered, but totally whacked out underground acid trance monster. Starts out with a deep and blunt 4x4 drum kick and a siren bleep which sounds like something my niece would make on one of those iPhone synthesizers, but then at the four minute mark the up to that point latent acid suddenly outbursts, and for the next two minutes you are exposed to maniacal 303 razors jumping all over the place. A small break, packed with some weird noises and melodies, but it's after a completely demented outcry at the seven minute mark that another onslaught of uncontainable acid riffs plagues the track once again for a whole new passage of two minutes. Out of this world acid madness. It may have taken them four minutes to pull that climax off, but half of this track is so intense you'll be in need of tranquilizers by the time the needle arrives at the run out groove. The acid drenched second half of the tune is so over the top and extreme, it ranks up there with Mad Cows On Acid, Stay Up All Night, DDR & The Geezer's Spades, Acrid Abeyance's Tranquil, Well Paid Scientists' High Noon In Gotham City (To The Batrave... Let's Go!), Plodbusta etc.
Highly recommended for all aceiiid heads!