From the coastal shores of the mind, by way of the Midwest, comes High Tides, the hazy synth duo of Warren Kroll (Forrest, Dorosoto) and Steven Lutes (Mall Security, Kontyx). Launched in 2011 as an offshoot of their sleazy, acid-electro collaboration as The Red Falcon Projects, High Tides was born out of daydreams of the lavish shores of Southern California, sun-faded memories of yacht rock and a desire to craft their own signature spin on the genres perfected by the likes of Boards Of Canada, Freescha and others.
The reworked version of “Psychic Love Damage” is impressive to say the least. The duo definitely spent time perfecting the lush sounds of this song by bringing a somewhat more accessible sounding version to it. We still get heavy use of the vocoder but not to the extent that BMSR utilizes it. We hear the deep influence of Air and BMSR (obviously) when we listen. Take a listen to the track above and let us know your thoughts.