Choice / Soofle ‎– Acid Eiffel / How Do You Plead?

Fragile Records ‎– FRG-6
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Choice Acid Eiffel
Mixed By – Laurent*, Ludovic Navarre, ShazzProducer, Written-By – Laurent Garnier, Shazz
B1 Soofle How Do You Plead?
Mixed By – Ludovic Navarre, ShazzProducer, Written-By – Ludovic Navarre

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©℗ 1993 FNAC Music SACEM
Made in Detroit
Fragile is an alternative division of Transmat

Issued in a plain black die-cut sleeve.
Matrix number on each side is etched with a 7 and overwritten with a 6.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Run-out): FRG 6A NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Run-out): FRG 6B NSC
  • Rights Society: SACEM

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May 17, 2016
Anybody that keeps crediting Garnier with Acid Eiffel please read the bloody credits...I mean no less than Ludovic Navarre and Shazz were involved in creating the's the same on youtube. Wtf.


November 14, 2015
After hearing of the tragedy in Paris on November 13th, 2015, this track immediately came to mind. In times of darkness, music has a way of being that beacon of hope. I refuse to immerse myself in 24 hour news, or horrid debates about why. Turn everything off, hit play, and let Laurent remove you from this world for 13 minutes plus. This track encompasses so much for so mNy different moods. When I listen now, I think of the beauty that still exists in this world. For 13 minutes, this track gives you pain, love, loss, hope, joy, and beauty. All without a single word. True music transcends language. Evil will always emerge with the cowards, with the weak...but music and love has a much larger audience. It never hides, it never dies. This track will always represent, from now on, those lost on this day. The cowards will be forgotten.


November 25, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
I heard "Acid Eiffel" on internet radio and had hard time finding it, I accidentally found it on one of my compilations (The History of Trance) which is the only one of few to feature it uncut and unmixed. So that was exciting. Then I proceeded to listen to it, but for some reason I wanted to hear it again and then again. So on and so forth I have been listening to it on loop for a bit over a week...home, car, at work, here and there a bit. I don't know why but it always sounds different. And now I have these things in my brain...I don't know I think they are thoughts. I keep thinking about people and life and our future. As if I was standing on top of a really tall structure and staring into the cloudy murky sky. Thinking what are these clouds going to bring. That's it, I am going to buy 2 synthesizers and I am continuing this music. I don't care about dubstep, I want more of this. I love you music, you always find ways to surprise me even after all these years...


September 16, 2014
edited 11 months ago

Acid Eiffel is a classic track but I don't understand all the comments about it being 'Detroit'.
I'd say it sounds more like Chicago (Acid) House (which Juan Atkins called the type of music he and his fellow Detroit producers were making at the time Techno to differentiate it from), and early tracks by Gerald Simpson (A Guy Called Gerald), which were both the soundtrack to Manchester and the Hacienda in the late 80's where Laurent Garnier was living and working at the time, (and where he took his first steps on his musical career so would have obviously been a big influence on him) combined with more trancey elements.
I'd say it has a unique French cool, melancholy sound to it. It does have a soundtrack like quality which some Detroit Techno tracks have, but in the latter I hear a more bleak dystopian feel, and a much more machine oriented sound. Like they are letting the machines speak for themselves and creating something of a paradox. Future where there is no future. The beauty in decay. Creating something filled with warmth and emotion out of something so cold and lifeless. Almost like the machines have a soul. The Man/Machine.
Either way, whatever you want to call it, it is a great piece of music. So enjoy the Acid Eiffel. The view from up there is spectacular.


March 15, 2014
Acid Eiffel best deep acid track in the world


March 9, 2014
The greatest techno record of all time? Quite possibly.


January 26, 2013

Ironically everything what Detroit ever was about got culminated in 1993 already with the 11 minute long epic journey Acid Eiffel.


September 24, 2012
Acid Eiffel is a big reminder why i love music made from machines and this is just EPIC ! A sea of warm synths just wash over you......... Goose bumps ;)


June 5, 2010
edited over 5 years ago
Soofle's "How Do You Plead?" is worth checking out, too. Detroitish to my ear, in a dreamy way forward pushing and that little bit of acceptable cheesiness. I just recently got to know this track via Mike Huckaby's mix for the Little White Earbuds podcast (No. 50). At first I found the female vocal sample ("Wanna be with you, wanna tell you that") quite annoying: Too "vocal house". But lots of things were possible in 1993 and it makes sense. Somehow. It fits to the above mentioned amount of melodic cheesiness and it works a bit like a counterpoint to the other male vocal samples that are acceptable at once. Check.


July 13, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
Quite frankly one of the most stunning electronic music productions of the past 2 decades. Even though it lasts over 12 minutes, it is so tempting to listen to it all over again! And it sounds just as good at +4 and it does -2 on the pitch. I often wonder how long this took to produce. I once read in an interview with Laurent that when he makes a track, he changes his mind so many times throughout production with various new ideas that the end result is always something that he had not anticipated, so i wonder what this could have ended up sounding like, depending on his mood that day / week? A true standout track with the same high quality and originality of Sven Vath's "Barbarella".