If Phuture and Adamski sold their possessed 303s and Junos to bass crazed space invaders from another dimension, this is what the alien transmission might sound like. Actually, Hyper Typewriter would sound better.
wAgAwAga employs earth-shaking bass-lines and a near fanatical use of intricate acid tweaking. The 303 programming is complex and keeps you constantly engaged. If you thought acid lines are out of fashion, think again. Four tracks in, the energetic ‘Daisy Town Acid’ as the name would suggest, delivers a mass of spiralling transistor bass. One tends to concentrate so much on the delicious 303 tweaking, it’s easy to forget about the clever programming and constant alterations. ‘Kitchqoorredux’ radiates the best elements of electro & breakbeat, accelerating you in a positive whirlwind of bass, wicked snares and acid stabs.
The album evolves smoothly, cheery picking elements of dub, electro, drum & bass and moulding them into a pristine package. Hyper Typewriter is a 95 minute roller coaster ride with generous amounts of deep sub bass, staggering beats, melodic highs and contains tracks for every occasion, including dance floor stormers to more laid back dub numbers. I love wAgAwAgA’s unique style and his fantastic production. I imagine other producers will be revisiting ‘finished’ tracks, while others will be scrambling to fire up a 303. Buy a copy, it’s well worth it. Another top flight release on Acroplane – available on Monday the 28th of February.