sam ray has shared his latest effort as ricky eat acid, the b-side to his new single “context” which dropped earlier this month. “walking around a garden at night” is pretty indicative of its title, a murky stutter-step of dynamic shifts and subdued piano textures. ray touts it as “music for smoking weed in your car at night,” but, you know, it works pretty well in a variety of settings. take a listen below.
2014 was sam ray’s year; in between a ricky eat acid full-length and ep, he found time to covertly release a new julia brown record and to resurrect a reincarnation of teen suicide. but it’s that first moniker that has excited and mystified the most, an artistic entity that can pull off footwork and post-classical soundscapes with equal aplomb. ray shows no signs of slowing down his output as ricky eat acid, and will release “context” b/w “walking around a garden at night” on january 20th via canvasclub. the a-side runs the gamut of ray’s musical pursuits as of late, navigating through white noise to busy synths all the way to a frenetic busdriver vocal sample inflated with helium. take a listen to “context” below.