I'm going to quote the press release on this one: "Yo hermeneutics! Acid Pauli knows where the shoe pinches: we all need more soul… fuck hermeneutics!" It then goes on to say that "in the middle of the tune the striation crosses, and then it ooze out soul and the sun rise."
No, I haven't got a clue what they're going on about either. Still, it's a suitably odd press release for an equally odd record. Marvin starts out with a droning French Kiss-style bassline over some beats that are sufficiently "curiously skippy" that I've been trying to work out if it's actually in 3/4 time (I don't think it is)… and that's it until some random chappy starts freestyling What's Goin' On over the top. It's odd, but I think Mr Gaye would approve.
Meanwhile on the flip, The Real Sydney has a beat that's just a tad too jaunty and jolly to be called minimal, atop which sits what SOUNDS like some genuine early southern jazz… but could of course these days have come straight off a sample DVD… anyway the overall effect is like hanging out in a 1920s juke joint in Mississippi, trying to not to get lynched by the KKK… only, like, Luciano's playing.
Told you it was an odd record. I like it, though.
About the label: Do you know, I haven't got a clue who sent me this. Gonna have to look into that one and get back to you… in the meantime, Acid Pauli is actually one of German artnoiseniks The Notwist so here's their website and MySpace for you to be going on with… oh and you can hear some more Acid Pauli stuff here…