Record Review: Acid Zoe

Acid Zoe
Springfield, MA

“The soundtrack to a robot’s lucid dream”

Twenty-first century American music is rooted in electronica. We’ve turned a corner in our sonic evolution. Synthesizers whir and drum loops hypnotize, we don’t need washboards and whiskey jugs to get a sentimental feel anymore. Electricity is here and it’s here to stay. Acid Zoe’s debut album, Vega, draws from this new tradition. It’s an eclectic mix of trance inducing soundscapes that pull the listener into our new world. That’s not to say that there aren’t elements of pop, rock, and lounge swimming through the melodies. It’s music for a new day; one dominated by the Internet on your phone and privately funded trips to space.

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“Invincible” drips with reverb-rich vocals draped over a bopping drum beat. Get up and dance, it’ll feel good. “Last Night in the City” takes down the top for a sunny drive down the coastal highway. “Things People Say” will calm your 4 a.m. nerves. The songs all seem to stretch into each other, forging a journey into the mind. They wander into a land of dreams, a world where robots have feelings and learn hypnosis. A place where music will go, drawing on the roots of electronica. (Mohawk Cat Records)

Mixed and produced by Tristan Tash // Mastered by Mark Alan Miller at Slaughterhouse Studio

-Christopher Wilkey

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