SFV Acid is a Los Angeles musician/performer who is wrapped in this technological veil. He hides behind blurry pictures of himself and sometimes funny melting images that are the result of Internet decay. Anyway, he’s a house musician, specifically an acid house musician. He takes the bite out of this electronic sub-genre as he uses ethereal synths as the basis for him to play around with his drum machines and Roland TB-303.
SFV–which we believe stands for “San Fernando Valley”–is the moniker for twenty three year old Zane Reynolds. His EP Neighborhood Archives was released earlier this week on UNO NYC and is an early Autumn showcase of his chilled out acid house. Like many other young electronic persons working now, there is great reflection on music movements past. It isn’t necessarily in homage to these past eras but more a retooling, an obsession with a specific sound or qualities in the music. His Roland being his best friend certainly makes this known. A song like the opener “Ashland Slumber” (above) is a good introduction to his style.
In addition to the EP, he released a mix with Fader earlier this week that is a mashing of his work and the work of the “LA HARDCREW,” who we are guessing are a real or made-up clique that he is involved in. It doesn’t really matter, though. The thirty minute mix follows in the form of “Ashland” stretched out over a longer period of time. It’s no surprise that he uses the aforementioned song to wrap up the mix.
To supplement the mix, he did a fairly funny interview with Fader in which he explains his love of the Valley and take on Los Angeles. He also attempts to explain his melted visual POV. He’s certainly an intriguing musical persona. Listen to his Fader mix below and you can pick up Neighborhood Archives here. Find him on Facebook, too.