Ricky Eat Acid // like i was floating
I am constantly surprised by Sam Ray. Under his moniker Ricky Eat Acid, he produces release after solid release. After hearing quite a bit of his music it seems to me like he has two musical avenues. There is his utterly sublime ambient glo-fi that can warm even the coldest of hearts and then there is his blown-out, beat heavy instrumental hip-hop. He is equally adept at both; it is as if he dipped his hands into two different pools of musical talent and made off with as much as his arms would allow him.
On this newest EP like i was floating, he brings much of the same arsenal (even his flagrant disregard for capitalization and punctuation), occasionally combining his songwriting talents into one amorphous blob of muted beats and swirling synths. The EP’s best moment even remind me of the lo-fi R&B tinges of artists like How To Dress Well or TOP GIRLS. The most striking difference on this EP however, is the inclusion of vocals by Kiss Kiss Fantastic’s Rachel Levy on two tracks. Her ethereal singing will lure you into a coma of sonic bliss. It’s really quite beautiful. So thanks again, Sam.
oh, the beauty: “anxieties (ft. Rachel Levy)”
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