Album Review: Tide Eye - Hi Tide

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Album Review: Tide Eye - Hi Tide
Artist Name:
Tide-Eye
Album Name:
Hi-Tide
Release Type:
Album
Release Date:
Record Label: Label Location:
Boston
Review Author: Review Date:
EM Review Rating:
9.0

I always hold the utmost respect for musicians, who are able to create despite difficult circumstances, and the latest album Hi-Tide from Boston based DJ and producer Tide Eye is certainly a case of this. He has since moved on, but the tracks still hold a great deal of importance to him, especially since most were written early on in Boston. And then his hard drive crashed, which he took as a sign to let go of the past, and continue to move forward both in a literal and artistic sense. So in effect, the final product is simply a visceral snapshot of each individual track, as it was in the moment. There is a distinct sense of loss and longing throughout, and the desire to elevate beyond your current circumstances. 

The album begins with “Believe,” that starts off with a steady, simple beat and quickly evolves into the experimental, which continues throughout. 

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Next track “Consequences” ventures into more elated synths and samples, with a slower, down tempo beat and interspersed samples of seagulls in flight.

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“At Nite,” continues the creative flow of the album with warm-toned and jazzy saxophone samples, and interspersed low, and hard, almost chiming beats. 

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“YyYoOoUuU,” is as flowy and ever changing as the track name itself, an intriguing, exotic beat that evokes a seductive feel before the quick pick up, and a slightly darker vibe at the end. 

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“Love U” comes in with a gorgeous, airy feel, that will bring the desires into reality, and washes over the high tide before it rounds out nicely with two remixes from Kaanerbay and Tone Ra

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