IRL pals Dorosoto and Body San (hailing from Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR respectively) bring to Pearsoll Peak a face-melting new split titled Steel Clouds. Carefully sequenced to alternate between the two artists throughout, the release finds these friends matching moods and tones impeccably throughout the ride.
"Vaporous" would be too easy of a description for an album titled Steel Clouds, and though vapor is felt, it is just one of many stylistic elements slicing through the mix. The album shifts through house, techno, ambient, glitch, dub, lo-fi and 90s IDM like a 7-disc CD changer on the fritz. Steel Clouds imagines chill-out filtered subconsciously through the uncomfortable reality of life under quarantine, spending too much time zoning out to the 3DO or your digital (de)vice of choice.
I saw High Tides play with Black Moth Super Rainbow in Salt Lake City last year. It was cool to see all the equipment they were working with to create some of the most chill music I've ever heard. If you like washed out you would definitely like high tides. When they performed it was mainly from this albumn and the whole crowd was feeling it. They create a really unique ambiance that Disney plus and Netflix should pick up from background music to their sequence ambiance background TV catalog. Alexander Brill