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Powers of Ten

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Ociya - Powers of Ten
The squiggly acid sounds produced by the Roland TB303 bass synth (and various other emulations of it) are an integral part of practically every form of dance music, even now. Yet it’s rare that the device is employed for its emotional resonance. Ociya, a collaboration between acid master Tin Man and Patricia (of Ghostly, Opal Tapes) finds the duo making the little silver box do things it normally just couldn’t. Recording to 2-track at Patricia’s New York studio in one take, ‘Powers Of Ten’ is powerful proof of the expressive possibilities of the 303. ‘Ghost Moons’ is a gorgeous techno piece of multi-layered melancholy, possessed of the same unearthly feeling as classic U-Ziq or Autechre, and ‘Hopeful Galaxy’ has a wistful key motif accompanying its reverb dunked acid lines. Bewitching, full of tracks you could get blissfully lost in