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ARTIST
TITLE
United Acid Emirates
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
ZIQ 255CD ZIQ 255CD
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RELEASE DATE
2/1/2010

"British acid house / drum 'n' bass musician Andy Jenkinson, brother of Tom Jenkinson (a.k.a. Squarepusher), has been releasing records under the name Ceephax Acid Crew for over a decade on labels such as Rephlex, Firstcasks, and Breakin Records. Planet Mu has long wanted to make a record with Jenkinson, and they are proud to present United Acid Emirates -- the definitive Ceephax album. The tracks are surprisingly straightforward -- Jenkinson has stripped away the drum 'n' bass and 303 histrionics of his previous work, leaving an album that at its core is a joyfully melodic and sweetly eccentric analog piece. Crossing different BPMs and moods, United Acid Emirates is an epic release with a strong '80s feel and a sound influenced by computer game music, Italo disco, synth pop, techno, and house -- all handmade on Jenkinson's ancient analog synths. From the early house feel of 'Life Funk' and the 16-bit techno dash of 'Sidney's Sizzler' to the Italo shimmer of 'Topaz' and the lush Human League synths 'n' acid of 'Parkway,' United Acid Emirates showcases Ceephax at his best. This soon-to-be classic puts him up there with Aphex and his recent analog experiments."