Something about acid house gets me instantly bobbing my head like an idiot. Fingers start pointing at some unknown thing of importance in the near distance, daft grin on my face. Listening to ‘Joyful’ resulted in a display of such symptoms, which persisted throughout the 7-track mini album.
There’s genuine warmth and familiarity in this record, without falling into the obvious carbon-copy pastiche route. The folk progressions, sample snippets and acid combination are not unlike the motifs adopted by artists like Automatic Tasty, The Railway Raver or even Ed DMX (in his mellower moods). That being said, Andras definitely carves his own take on acid in ‘Joyful’ and it’s just that.