it's been exciting to watch mark redito (formerly known as Spazzkid) develop as an artist - one who shows equal interest in any of the emotions he can express musically. '3am apologies' feels like a step in a new direction as a great songwriter first and foremost. under the spazzkid moniker he's been able to walk the line as an exciting live performer, creative remixer, but i'm interested in where mark redito will take us next. i'll listen to this song on repeat until then.
this song was inspired by a song called never understand by the jesus and mary chain and the dream. writing this song was hard for me because i used to never really write anything that was confident lyric wise but nonetheless i was able to write one and commemorated it to a girl i once dated and was merely inspired by spending lonely nights at underground clubs with the same old breakdown. hoping for the best and thanks ryan
note from ryan: Every song Montreal artist Robert Robert sent me was amazing - it was very difficult to not do the one with the acoustic guitar drop - but this one feels just right. there's so much imagination in these 4 mins, i feel like it was co-produced with a 6-year-old in between rounds of Clayfighter.
Lux is named after this huge crazy club in lisbon! I used to go ther when i lived there! It is a crazy contrast to this old trashed city, and i Think the track shows that kinda feeling!you know when someone asks how you're doing and you can't help but give a super honest answer?? this song is about the highs and lows of that. anna (merival) & i wanna give mad props to joel from air france, darren from the avalanches and torq from stars for their assistance with this one ❤️ and of course a HUGE thank you to ryan :)))))))) love u all
NAKED it is not always as scary as it seems to be naked
the anxiety, as the pieces of personality drop one by one from your body. the fear, of being bigger and yet smaller than the others thought that you were. the guilt, of not being as cool as you fitted out.
but as we dress in the suit of nature free from cover free from us we realize that we are all equal and that we can all be our true selves
because, it is not always as scary as it seems to be naked.
I'm imagining this rare kind of argument, heated, but with someone you respect or maybe even love, where you can both really get into it, get to the root of the problem, learn something, leave with more than you brought.
this song was initially intended for my LP for orchid tapes, “shadow”, but it almost felt too sanguine compared to the other material i had written for it. while that album is about living in a state of flux, this track is about the quest to get out of it and (in the process) discovering a rare escape in the form of another person. thanks to the boy ryan for this opportunity – so happy this song finally has a home!
a bittersweet laugh is how we'll pretend when the things we can't change fulfill the promise we had the feel of the warmth when the waves hit our arms and the salt in our blood stings our heart as we swell… oh parallel the scent of falling rain shards of sand will perfectly attach let's end our lives in a sentimental way let's echo our youth like death in poetry tear through sighs let's pass together lonely pretense breaks my denial we can't take this or what is forever where can one lead themselves to forget this
I wrote this song to celebrate my lady’s body and worship carnal desire. It’s my raunchiest song to date, but also the purest. I didn’t attempt to tackle any complex emotional themes, I just wanted to praise my woman!
Me and TM88 had been talking about working but couldn't make it happen while I was in Atlanta. He sent me some tracks though and that one stood out. I wanted to bring a southern Caribbean vibe if there ever were such a thing.
I was born to the Gods of Techno and so I use them as a reflection. Just as in life, things start out simple. As we grow, change, and gain presence, so does the complexity of it all. Mountains crumble at their peaks, trees will replant themselves, and morning will come again. Beauty never lasts. We can only hope our offering to the other world is as peaceful and powerful as our last form.
i used to write more than anything and this song is the closest ive come to making music that sounds like how i felt when i was writing. does that make sense? sometimes when i look at my boyfriend i want to cry because i love him so much and i dont know how to make him realise just how much. the word you has a lot of significance to me. i like to think of it as a pronoun to replace 'it'. like say for example i dont know instead of "it is raining" you could say "you are raining" and it would mean the same thing only better. haha. i guess it has something to do with love or whatever. thank you to my boyfriend for making some hi hats for me in this song because im still not very good at hi hats. and thank YOU for listening to my song i hope its ok. i love you. - Twitter -
The track was written when viktor had to get his Canadian visa renewed and spent the night in Plattsburgh. It's a primitive freudian defense mechanism, a middle class psychosis with a wholesome family sentiment.
Often when I am making music I have some idea of the place in which I want the song to exist. This 'place' can be a room, a field, an old cassette tape, etc. I think that attempting to capture the mood of a specific setting can give my songs a certain quality or atmosphere, and can help me choose sounds that will work well for the track. I will keep the inspiration for this song to myself, but I hope it takes u somewhere that means something to u :)
200 TIMES' it's a jam I made in June; it was raining everyday, and I needed something to feel that real summer vibes I was missing. So i tried to represent a peaceful awakening, then a stroke due to a delay; finally, the arrival. Artwork credit for this goes to Mauro Nacca, a really talented guy.
This song (p u l l) is the first song I've ever written so traditionally as Ricky Eat Acid. It's the first time my own vocals appear on a track, though treated somewhat, with my own melodies and lyrics. It's an odd move this late, since I've been writing songs for years, putting things together since Highschool with only my voice and one or two other instruments (or sometimes what feel like hundreds). I've only played with my own voice in my production work a handful of times, however, and never liked the results. Conversely, this is the least traditional 'song' I've written, if viewed outside of the projects lens. I guess I've always felt comfortable separating 'songwriter' and 'producer' even as the songs I've been writing solo & for bands become more & more abstracted and produced; closer to what I've been doing with samples as REA. I think remaining comfortable creatively can be kind of a death sentence, so I'm really happy to break down that separation, and I couldn't be happier with the result. Who knows what's next - I have no clue. All I want to do is keep making whatever feels right and natural at any time, without giving in to any outside sway or letting my own doubts about authenticity or reception scare me into remaining traditional in any way. Thanks Ryan & thanks Dexter for everything & thanks Warren Hildebrand for mastering this track. xoxox
The Battlecry was born out of a desire to express the need for tension. I think its important in life and in music to create healthy tensions that keep you on your toes and put you in unexpected scenarios. More often than not those experiences allow you to create something special.