Review: After gifting us a fresh pressing of Dimbiman's Iso Grifo, Baby Ford revives another highly prized classic from the Pal SL archives. He originally released BFORD14 in 1998, as he was diving deeper and deeper into the minimal techno sound he's best known for these days. The real charm in these tracks is that necessary rawness that comes from the era and means of production, not to mention Ford's peerless sense of groove. From the sublime meditation of "Make Your Own Sunshine" to the shimmering wormhole-worthy patterns of "Serpentine Tale" and on to the boxy house delights of "The Introducer", this is a masterful slice of late '90s techno from one of the scene's all time greats.
Review: Seminal reissue alert! Baby Ford had already been a chart-baiting acid house superstar by the time he launched the PAL SL label in 1996. He'd left behind the major label scene and moved firmly back into the underground with exploratory techno releases on Ifach and collaborations with Mark Broom. This new label marked a shift for Ford though, setting him up for the trips into minimalist club tracks that have been his bread and butter for decades now. From the machine soul trysts of "Slow Hand" to the woozy techno thrust of "Tall For His Height" and the atmospheric house wriggle of "Kez", this release is a classic through and through. Beat the sharks and nab a copy of this long out-of-print gem.