Frankfurt’s favourite Roman Flügel returns to Phonica Records with the ‘Black Acid EP’, a four tracker of Flügel’s signature black magic.
Roman needs no real introduction. His hugely varied discography proves this, putting his hand on techno, house, ambient, electro, acid… you name it, he’s done it. The ‘Black Acid EP’ began life way back in 2013 as Phonica sourced material for their ‘Ten Years Of Phonica’ compilation. The ominous ‘Too Hot To Sleep’ begins proceedings and holds the listener in suspense, never quite giving way before the mood deepens even further with ‘Troubled Mind’, its tense melodies teasing then finally succumbing to long-awaited release midway through. On the flip, title track ‘Black Acid’ continues the record’s dark ritual, an off-kilter drum workout over a sea of uneasy pads with a needle sharp synth line eventually piercing through the murk. Finally, the clouds begin to lift for the beautiful and otherworldly chords of ‘Work & TV’.