The Acid - Press 2014If you name your band THE ACID you are always confronted with club refrences and questions about rave, techno and whatever. Though all members of this mysterious trio have their own history with that specific genre of electronic music the band itself is a melting pot of different influences. And the result is a quite promising one. Dark, haunting, soulful and mysterious but still with a decent amount of groove. And somewhere within this combination even the ‘acid’ aspect might be traceable. No surprise as two of the members – Adam Freeland and Steve Nalepa – have been around the electronic music scene for a while now. And the third one in this formation, RY X, is one of the currently most hyped singer/songwriters in the blogosphere. His gentle voice marks the human element within the synthetic environment.

After a praised self-titled EP earlier this year the three-piece will finally release its debut album Liminal on July the 7th. And it looks like we could expect more frantic beauty by THE ACID in the near future. Time to get to know these gentlemen a bit better.

How would you describe your music to a deaf person?
Colors melting onto an abstract gray landscape.


What are the three key elements to every song of THE ACID?
The elements your music shouldn’t miss. Tension. Hope. Stillness.


If you’d have to choose: which of your senses would you rather lose?
Smell. It could actually come in handy on longer stretches in the tour van.


If your music would be a film how would you describe it? What genre? What actors? Any surprising plot twists?
Sequel to Step Across The Border co-directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and David Lynch with cameos by Paul Laffoley, Duncan Laurie and Elon Musk.


What’s the best scenario to listen to your music?
While exploring a new place for the first time


The music & culture industry is currently about to redefine itself. Do you feel like being completely and utterly at its mercy, or should things be seen as a chance for artists?
As an artist, the creative process is ultimately the most rewarding. The ways in which you share your art with the world will always be evolving, the important thing is to maintain a passion for the act of creation, honoring that process and doing your best to keep it pure. There’s forever going to be new ways to distribute your work, so the key is to remain open, continue growing and learning, and above all, enjoy the process.