Acid Pauli - Get Lost V

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  • Acid Pauli has based his DJ career on gentle psychedelia and stylistic idiosyncrasies, from dizzying orchestral flourishes to rhythmic feints capable of bringing a heated crowd to a quick halt. Since skewing club-goers with downtempo dewiness on the confetti-strewn dance floor at Bar 25, the man otherwise known as Martin Gretschmann has produced instrumentals for Björk and released a full-length on Nicolas Jaar's Clown & Sunset, a label that shares Pauli's predilection for hushed emotion. The tendency to deflate grooves at inopportune times can be heard full bore on Get Lost V, and yet these seeming evasions work wonders in creating an immersive narrative based on restraint. CD 1 hovers comfortably between the biblical and the profane, with tracks like Nu's "Man O To" nudging imperceptibly upward into more hypnotic territories. The kitchen-sink percussion of Kadeboston's "Love in Looxor" or the endearingly goofy lead vocal of Jan Turkenburg's "In My Spaceship" won't have anyone sprinting for the dance floor, and they aren't meant to. That job is left to "El Zahir (Acid Pauli's Acid Dub)," five minutes of mumbled bliss set over a fingerpicked guitar line that twirls nimbly as if avoiding interrogation. Stimming's "November Morning" bubbles with a vaporous wintry energy, all hot chocolate and ennui, and the words of Sufi poet Rumi in Nu's claustrophobic "Earth" are an entrancing ending, a spacey reminder why Pauli is an inspired choice to soundtrack that Mayan pyramid party on Day Zero. Pauli inarguably does bliss-out better than shut-up-and-dance, but the high points of CD 2 are the merging of those divergent ideals. His style of mixing is also on full display in the second half: one minute you're upside down trying to decipher the whispered voices clawing through the clatter of Tempo di Roma's "Move Your Bones," the next baroque strings provided by fellow Bar 25 alum Dirty Doering attempt to induce wide-eyed reverie. You're suddenly then accosted with choked paranoia and casual menace via Amirali's "Hear Me." Meanwhile, the folksy acoustic cover of "Idioteque" by Calico Horse is a groaning misstep, gimmicky and disruptive, but it's a quick rebound into the glassy, lilting guitar of BlackIsBeautiful's "Pergamon," which exemplifies the pastoral propulsion Pauli handles so well. Francesca Lombardo's "Is It True?" is an emotional peak, odd bleeps and her cloaked voice rising in unison and revolving uncertainly like a lighthouse lamp in need of repair. It's momentarily magical, and what might sound maudlin acquires deeper hues in the context of the mix's sprawl. From there, Monkey Mafia's "I Know You N.m.S" hiccups with intimate expectation and baleful bass, and Pauli winds things down with Autechre and a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire." Lake Powel's "Bright Eyes, Dirty Hair" is a satisfying close to the trip, suggesting a satisfied morning-after as the sun beams on the dance floor, Pauli leaving the crowd with energy to spare for further adventures.
  • Tracklist
      01. Ammer & Console (feat Reinhard Furrer) - Dann ist elektronische Musik an meinem Ohr 02. NU - MAN O TO 03. Normal Brain - M-U-S-I-C 04. Soulcenter - What you're doin (Acid Pauli edit) 05. Kadebostan - Love in Looxor 06. Raz Ohara - El Zahir (Acid Pauli's Acid Dub) 07. Günther Lause - Mountain 08. Console - Grüner Raum 09. Jan Turkenburg - In My Spaceship 10. Acid Pauli & Laura Weider - Oregano 11. Move D - Things Will Come (…for Those Who Wait) 12. Ian Simmonds - The Wendelstein Variations 13. Stimming - November Morning 14. Juno6 - Dead Cities (Douglas Greed Remix) 15. Nicolas Jaar - Play The Drums For Me 16. NU - EARTH 17. Stephen Brown - Cane't 2 18. Acid Pauli - Farewell Fred 19. Acid Pauli - Music Is Silence 20. Pele & Nico Stojan- Belladonna 21. dOP feat. Sibiri Samaké - Foly 22. dOP - Ikarus 23. Acid Pauli & Nannue Tipitier - Zeit Löschen 24. Gunjah, Niconé - Peaz, Luv & Harmonium 25. Taron Trekka - G.Samsa 26. SIS - Machiste 27. Kabale Und Liebe - Una Y Nada 28. Tempo Di Roma - Move Your Bones 29. Dirty Doering - Eté Pluvieux 30. Amirali - Hear Me 31. Calico Horse - Idioteque 32. BlackIsBeautiful - Pergamon 33. Francesca Lombardo - Is It True 34. Metrika - Aok ot 35. Console – Trainset 36. Monkey Maffia - I Know You N.m.S. 37. Rayon - Libanon 7 38. Lou Kasard feat. Benno - Once upon 39. Autechre - Overand 40. The Band That Never Met - I'm On Fire 41. Lake Powel - Bright Eyes, Dirty Hair