tide/edit
Foreign Languages


4.0
excellent

Review

by Tristan Jones EMERITUS
September 18th, 2014 | 23 replies


Release Date: 06/14/2014 | Tracklist


You've heard this before

You're all too familiar with moments like these - that is, instances where there were simply no words to adequately describe them. In a world where everyone is compelled to share every detail of their life via some social medium, there still exist those moments that are simply too powerful and gratifying to share with others. With their debut release, tide/edit deliver a listening experience pairing nostalgia with subtlety, and the feelings accompanying various memories are never forced upon you. tide/edit’s music never tells you what you should feel. It’s exceptional for a band to give you incentive to let your mind stray, even to the point of becoming detached from the song itself, without worrying about whether or not it ultimately contributes to ‘getting’ the artist’s vision.

tide/edit are an instrumental math band from the Philippines, and on Foreign Languages they delicately balance instrumental mastery with poignancy. It's rare for a band of their ilk to showcase such crisp musicality alongside any sort of discernible emotion, but the quartet have managed to set themselves apart. As you listen to Foreign Languages you could easily forget you're listening to a math rock band. Instead, you might see yourself drawing comparisons to those all-too-fleeting seconds that you nearly forgot. You didn't record them. At the time they felt so innocuous you felt no immediate urge to document them. We often remember the first time our love interest finally said 'yes', but perhaps you forgot how good it felt the second time around. "Another Yes" is a track that exhibits youthful wonder and simple enlightenment not dissimilar to this. Maybe you fail to recall how you used to play the best parts of your day repeatedly in your head, and somehow it remained just as effective. "Haiyan" captures this effect beautifully as the song gives way to a repetitious melody that maintains its sentimental tone as it progresses. It’s all too familiar - those nights spent staring incessantly at the stucco ceiling, as my mind projected on it the one bearable part of whatever day. In retrospect, I don’t really remember what these were, but I was under the impression that playing them in a loop would somehow tip the scales of significance, cancelling out the bad.

These moments are my own - but fear not, you'll find yours. Foreign as tide/edit may be, their language is universal indeed. The ability to convey emotions and stir up memories through the use of ethereal tones is nothing to be scoffed at, and tide/edit grant the bonus of accompanying this with sharp instrumentation. Additionally - coming from someone who has the tendency to block out negative past experiences - it is comforting to not only be reminded of the positive memories, but actually be encouraged to conjure them. It’s empowering.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
September 17th 2014


6681 Comments


http://tideedit.bandcamp.com

feedback appreciated. yet another math-rock review

Tyler.
September 17th 2014


16260 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

So glad this got a review

Tyler.
September 18th 2014


16260 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Woah the new recommended by review thing

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
September 18th 2014


6681 Comments


new?

Asdfp277
September 18th 2014


19464 Comments


excessive praising for a 4.0 don't ya think

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
September 18th 2014


6681 Comments


yeah I was literally about to bump it up after I read it over lol.

Tyler.
September 18th 2014


16260 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Wtf it was all red and different before

Asdfp277
September 18th 2014


19464 Comments


johnny: damn, hope i like this as much as u do, then

cheese13: ??????????????????????

ComeToDaddy
September 18th 2014


1787 Comments


Your descriptions aren't what I think of when I think math-rock, got me super keen to give this a jam. Nice review too man, they're becoming more personable and less descriptive, but it suits your writing style. Pos'd

Ending
September 18th 2014


2178 Comments


@sixdegrees

You should've stuck with Yasuri Nanami man. Katanagatari is the best.

This is seriously awesome so far though, liking it a lot.

YakNips
September 18th 2014


19560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sweet review dude, love the pun in the last paragraph.



also this album rulessss

ExplosiveOranges
September 18th 2014


4408 Comments


Woah, a Johnny 4.5?

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
September 18th 2014


6681 Comments


Yeah this album grew on me a lot.

Tyler.
September 18th 2014


16260 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Wow you didn't even give piglet a 4.5 wow

ExplosiveOranges
September 18th 2014


4408 Comments


Also, good review. Will check.

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
September 18th 2014


6681 Comments


I like piglet a lot but idk, I think this one edges it out if only by a bit. I could change my opinions on both completely in the next few months or so

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2014


11662 Comments


sweet review man, I remember listening to this a while ago and enjoying it.

"We often the remember the first time"

little error with an extra 'the'


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Rhyme
January 7th 2015


1405 Comments


this is cool

even cooler that theyre from my country since there's barely any bands from there that im aware of that are good

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
January 7th 2015


6681 Comments


yeah they caught me by surprise, wasn't expecting this sound at all

YakNips
August 6th 2015


19560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

GUESS WHO JUST REMEMBERED THIS EXISTS



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