Agent Acid EP (Cymawax 003)

by Trulz & Robin

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Trulz & Robin – Agent Acid EP

Cymawax 003
(200 copies hand stamped limited edition)

Digital version exclusively available through Bandcamp from June 29th 2017.

Norwegian duo Trulz & Robin throw down the gauntlet with the third vinyl-only statement from the Cymawax label, delivering an acidic take on their patented ‘hot and crunchy techno with soul.’ The prolific pair from Oslo have been a force in their country’s electronic music scene for over two decades, with massive singles for Full Pupp, Eskimo Recordings, and the Cymasonic and Cymawax labels to show for it. Now, the Agent Acid EP finds Trulz & Robin infiltrating the secret lair of a 303 conspiracy and decoding a quartet of sonic documents full of heavy synthesized funk. The EP’s title track is a slinky introduction, featuring battling analog squelches and drum machine patterns while a disembodied vocal plays on top. “I Disappear”, adding collaborator Brokkoli on the voice, is a more in-your-face effort as its pulsating sequences give way to floor-thrilling breakdowns. The low end might of “Magnetisk Smultring” showcases Trulz & Robin’s experimental side, complete with a disconcerting middle passage that soon reveals gentle synth melodies over a hypnotic rhythm section. Then “My Body”, the release’s closing track, introduces mysterious feelings … percussive clicks and tones build steadily as dub effects, sharp washes, and ominous whispers take hold. The Agent Acid EP is another triumph for Trulz & Robin … a masterclass of covert nightclub maneuvers.

Selected reactions:



Colin Dale (Abstrakt Dance Records)
Rating: 4/5 Really cool acid tracks here … a killer EP

Tensnake (Permanent Vacation )
Rating: 4/5 Quality … great release.

Massimiliano Pagliara (Live At Robert Johnson / Balihu)
Rating: 4/5 Another hot EP from Trulz & Robin.

Human Life (Exploited / Win Music) –
Rating: 5/5 This is f*%king amazing.

President Bongo (GusGus)
Rating: 4/5 I like it!

Dr. Motte (PRAXXIZ)
Rating: 5/5 A solid acid release.

Larry Tee (Carnage Music)
Rating: 5/5 Love it!

Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band / Hallucienda)
Rating: 5/5 So much good on here, and I still can’t resist a good acid track.

Alinka (Classic Music Co.)
Rating: 5/5 Love this!

Tim Paris (Marketing Music / My Favorite Robot)
Rating: 4/5 A super fun collection of tracks.

Ivaylo (Bogota Records)
Rating: 5/5 Nice package!

Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show)
Rating: 5/5 Brilliant. Love all 4 tracks.

Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns)
Rating: 4/5 Aceeeeeeeeid! A really impressive EP here … I love it.

Andrew Duke (Cognition Audioworks / Andrew Duke In The Mix)
Rating: 5/5 Very good. Will play this out Saturday night.

Vinyl released 29th of June 2015

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Cymasonic / Cymawax Barcelona, Spain

Cymasonic Recordings is a musical imprint and collaboration between long time friends Trulz & Robin (Trulz Kvam, Robin Crafoord) and Arildo (Arild Lopez). The 3 connected through music in the underground techno scene in Oslo the mid 90’s and have been collaborating on hundreds of parties and a handful of records before finally deciding to do a label together 15 years later. ... more

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