‘A Flash of Memory‘ by Make Acid is the musical embodiment of our struggle to create and hold onto lasting memories. Succinct control, evocative arcs, and inventive transitions make ‘A Flash of Memory‘ a must-listen.
Anyone familiar with Make Acid’s previous release ‘Born‘ will feel right at home here. Expect waves of light-hearted, full-ambient progressive house music you can groove to fused with hard-hitting compliments by a deep electronic bass. With soft electro melodies and a clear affection for enveloping echoes, ‘A Flash of Memory‘ is lovely.
There’s a hint of 80s synth wrapped around a collage of house music, chiptune, and dance electronica intertwined throughout ‘A Flash of Memory‘, carrying you through seven lovely tracks that toe the line between the zen-garden and the dance floor, so relax, or dance, and set yourself into the groove right now with the track ‘Quartz’ below:
‘Quartz’ is imaginative with refreshing complimentary tidbits chiming in over its core piano melody and drum kit. Skillful allowance of breaks and silence prove that the answer to how to create great music isn’t always to add all of the things. Use of pans and echoes are purposeful, poignant, and ethereal.
‘Elementary Waterflute (drown)’ and ‘Elementary Waterflute (drift)’ are two parts of a mini odyssey; noted on Make Acid’s YouTube as the musical expression of several dreams dreamt last year. ‘Drown’ winds the arc of the album down into a chill echo chamber with a soft, eloquent melody over a reliable drum kit and transitions into ‘Drift’, an upbeat, breathier sound that captures the experience of securing yourself in your favorite dream, only to fight to maintain it as you inevitably wake.
The album’s strongest amalgamation of ambience and rockin’ beats occur within ‘GYRO’; powerful without abrasion, fearless in its approach to transition, and combines sweeps of smooth ambience over a DEEP baseline to create a unique, welcome “you got chocolate in my peanut butter” experience that exceeds expectations.
In the end, a flash of memory may be all we have.
Will the memories you’ve created make you smile? Laugh? Cry? Feel fulfilled? Grateful?
Every moment we have is chance to make another lovely flash of memory. Go make yours.
‘A Flash of Memory‘ is available on Bandcamp now for $5USD (or more).
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