In August 2007, the first Acretongue album saw the light.. kinda. It was only meant to be a demo for record labels, and so, only about 50 copies were printed. I have long since ran out of these physical copies, but still get some requests regarding this album. As it was never commercially released, I've decided to release it through Bandcamp. I've never sold/asked for money for this album and won't do so now. The album is up as a free download.
"When it comes to electronic music, South Africa was never on my radar and I guess it’s the same with many other people. But now there’s ACRETONGUE and brings some fresh wind using more complex structures in its songs. The project doesn’t go the easy way and doesn’t produce simple dance music even though some of the tracks like ‘Basefader’ or ‘Trust / Obey’ are a little bit more beat driven. But the really important thing with ACRETONGUE is the atmosphere and you’ll find lots of it on this release. Many textures strings and soundscapes giving the songs even more depth and creating moods and images before your mind’s eye. If you take a look at the lyrics you’ll see that there’s much room for everyone’s own interpretation. I also like the way the lyrics are written. Almost like poems. I hope that a label approaches Nico soon because it’s really a shame, more people don’t get the chance to hear his music." - 10/10 Reflections of Darkness
released August 1, 2007
all tracks written & produced by Nico J.
recorded & mixed at dreams’ kitchen . jhb . south africa (2005 - 2007)
digitally mastered by da5id din @ corrosive audio.
sleeve design by Nico J.
3d water elements by Ian Dehning.
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