The Acid

The Acid

Combining the eclectic talents of Adam Freeland, Steve Nalepa, and Ry X, the Acid make genre-bending electronic music that’s equally shadowy and engaging. The group began when the Australian X (born Ry Cuming, who also collaborates with Berlin-based producer Frank Wiedemann as Howling), got reacquainted at a Los Angeles party with Grammy-nominated Freeland, who has remixed artists ranging from The Orb to Lana Del Rey, and issued the hit single “We Want Your Soul.”

Freeland invited Cuming to join him in the studio with Nalepa, who is also a composer and professor of music technology. The free-flowing sessions resulted in four songs that the trio posted on SoundCloud in mid-2013, with an official self-titled EP debut release following the next year. The group’s first full-length, Liminal, arrived in July 2014 via Mute/Infectious. In 2017, they issued the soundtrack to The Bomb, an experimental, music leaning film that explores the unsettling reality of nuclear weapons.


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