niia- Generation Blue [Ricky Eat Acid remix]
Contrasting with the original song's down tempo, hollow, and decidedly sad feel by New York's piano songstress, niia- Ricky Eat Acid proves that contemplative music can still keep its backbone while simultaneously heightening feelings that hover just below the surface. Ricky Eat Acid reads between the proverbial lines.
I'm not surprised that the cover art for this track is a beautifully naked woman sitting near a pool. A nostalgia for the past shadows across her face as she stares intently towards whatever audience dares to look at her. Are we guests in her home? Ricky Eat Acid's Sam Ray, a producer signed to the small and respected Brooklyn based label Orchid Tapes, is known for his draw towards the intricate and humane. Exemplified in his kaleidoscopic electronic music compositions-he's a true artist in this day of internet falsities and stimulated buzz. This track is a breath of fresh air- that quick inhale before jumping into a cold pool. It's also the gasp after realizing how cold the water has become in the night.
This remix will hook you in with its joyous repetitive loops, candor for a brisk happiness, pop infused synths and ability to make you unabashedly happy. I haven't been able to stop listening to it all day.