The Acid Series celebrates over 10 years of No Way Back, with music that directly references that experience. This is the fourth volume in the series, to be paired withVol 3 by Jordan Zawideh. There will be four more after this pair, with records by Tin Man & Ectomorph, Dona, Romans, and Pervocet (Patrick Russell & Jasen Loveland) yet to come. They all arrive in a unique sleeve especially created for this series, inspired by the decorations of NWB.
This is the 3rd collaboration between BMG & Derek Plaslaiko, each collaboration has been inspired by No Way Back. For this one, BMG was working on a modular based acid live show for the No Way Back 10th Anniversary, and from that vibe we created these songs. The A side references Sonic’s Rendezvous Band’s best lost single, they were a legendary Detroit Rock band from the mid 70s featuring founding members of the MC5 and The Stooges.
The B Side was the opening salvo of this 3rd collaboration, a day after a Detroit party we had played together. We had just received the terrible news about so many of our friends in Oakland, we could think of nothing else. This is our sonic reaction. The B Side concludes with an open jam presented as a bonus beat, the perfect conclusion to these feelings.