A True Classic
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD contains the truly classic artists of underground ACID scene.I did not put 5 stars only because of one reason.I can't understand what the hell 'AGE OF LOVE' is doing in this compilation.(??) Even if Jam & Spoon used the TB303 for their remix,they did it on a minimal level.Ok,maybe it is still Acid but it hardly could be CLASSIC ACID.Fortunatelly,it is the only track that sux.The rest of the songs are awesome!!The best tracks are 'Energy Flash','Access','Positive Education','Higher state of...' and 'Circus Bells'.They sure show the huge potential of 303 Bass-line.In fact,this compilation is an excellent example of what Acid style stands for."
Kudos to Moonshine for keeping Classics Alive
ravecrusader | 04/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of several releases in the budding `Classics' series by Moonshine Music. This selection of tracks has an important theme. All of the tracks on this collection were composed either partly or completely on the "Roland TB303" machine. Much electronic music is composed on numerous sampling machines by Roland, Ensoniq and various other manufactures. The sample loader is an essential part of what made Techno what it is today. All of these tracks truly are Classics in their own right without the association to the 303, but is good to have all of them together on one CD. Many of these tracks have been re-mixed and are still heard at raves and in clubs to this very day. The best tracks are 4) Slam - Positive Education, an early excursion into acid trance to be sure; 6) Age of Love - Age of Love, I have heard mixes of this song in all sorts of venues for years; and 8) Sourmash - Pilgrimage to Paradise, a true breakbeat classic.Not all of these tracks may be as easy on the untrained ear as more recent Techno. Unless you are familiar with the tracks before hand I would recommend that you give it a good listen first. Today's electronic music has evolved a great deal since the hayday of the TB303. Just remember that what you hear on this album is what inspired what you hear in the clubs and raves tonight. But don't take my word for it, make your own decision. :)"