Well it's been a few months in the making, but Sex Ray Vision has finally released their Relax EP. And while the title of the EP insinuates a calm and restful feeling, Relax is far from it. With former member Brian Yoo moving on to focus on different musical interests, Ravi Parikh has produced 9 all-original tracks, 6 being brand-new, that are "sure to get the girls on the floor and blow the top off any house party". A bold statement that, for the most part, lives up to its' billing. Ravi, a Stanford graduate, does an exceptional job of creating a fluid happy, airy-synth sounds while combining them with a pulsating bass line. The culmination of these sounds are catchy, at times pop-ish, electro tracks. Take for instance "Evolved": the beat has an extremely upbeat sound mixed with a rhythmic bass line that gets your head bobbing. I love the variation in synth notes that creates a seemingly intricate sound, yet you still hear the simple driving beat beneath it all.
However, while Sex Ray Vision creates something that surely will garner multiple plays throughout college students' parties and speakers, I was left wanting a bit more. For a 9 track EP that is geared towards "any house party", the tracks ran a little short – longest track is 4:30. In other words, the track was long enough to pique my interest and start getting my head bobbing but too short for me to really go absolutely insane. Not a deal-breaker, but a minor knock. So catch an EARMILK exclusive, along with some of my personal favorites, and download Relax below.