Boomkat Product Review:
Om Unit tends to a further volume of tweaked, downbeat 303-in-dub zingers for his home brewed label - big RIYL Tin Man, Acid Hall Riddim, Tapes, The Orb.
Containing some of the best work in his decades-wide arsenal, the ‘Acid Dub Studies’ series here blooms 10 more gems of psychedelic lustre and echo chamber dynamics. From a tangy take on Black Roots Players’ ‘Tempo Rhythm’ to billowing ambient acid dub plumes and rudest Roland jams, the levels are of equal quality to his preceding volumes over the past few years, depicting OU at his most comfortable finding endless sensual variations within a theme.
To play favourites, the blushing new age dub chords and tight bogle of ‘Electoacidspringwater’ is right up there, and the reverberant, throaty acid trot of ‘Pursuit’ throws us right back to a hazy heyday of dog-on-a-string crusty-meets-Rasta soundsystem dreams. At its most mystikal, ‘To The River’ draws deep from the OG Jamaican well inna fashion like Tapes, with ‘Liberation’ and ‘Springdub Meditation’ leaving us floating 2 feet off the ground like we just just smoked space dust at an Exodus session.
Heavily satisfying gear for smokers and skankers.