Ohio-based producer ZOD1AC comes through with a brand new album titled Tides. It’s my first introduction to the young talented musician, and I’m impressed by the soulful, guitar-heavy compositions that are backed by smooth synths and hard-hitting beats that perfectly flow from one track to another.
From the stunning guitar-led opener of “Vapor Trails” to the trap-influenced “Nile,” the album is diverse with sounds and rich in textures and gorgeous moments. The stunning “Floods” featuring Soul Food Horns is a mesmerising track, featuring some incredible guitar leads and horns that add grandiosity to the track itself. “Stasis” has heavy synth melodies that accompany the beat throughout the track, while “Waterfall” is a gorgeous closer to the album, with subtle but poignant and beautiful synths as well as subtle vocal melodies throughout from Austin Salter. Overall this is a stellar project with beautiful melodies that perfectly capture an aura and charm that I love overall from this project. It’s a great release, and I hope to listen to more music in the future.
Listen to ZOD1AC’s Tides below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via Inner Ocean Records.