The band hails from Manila. They formed in 2011, back then as a duo trying to enjoy themselves with instrumental music, inspired by acts like Mouse On The Keys, Earthmover and TTNG. In those days the band had no intention of playing live or recording a heap of albums, but things changed.
Gradually the band evolved into a quartet. A first EP was recorded, followed by two albums; 'All My Friends' is number three. It contains twelve tracks, each of them coming with a dash of sunlight and a blissful smile. The music of tide/edit is clean, gentle and sweet, void of heavily distorted guitars or eternally lingering post rock passages. I can hear elements from post rock, but just as much from math rock and jangling indie pop. Opener 'Pelagic' immediately showcases what this quartet stands for: hip shaking instrumental pop rock, mid tempo rhythms and playful guitars. Hell, in 'Twelve' I can even hear elements from Joy Division, but on a good, non-depressive day.
When I close my eyes and focus on the places where I could see and hear this kind of music, I'm immediately transported to the always amazing Dunk festival. It's somewhere in the afternoon when hundreds of visitors gather around the forest stage to see these guys live. Shortly after they have kicked off, people are dancing in the woods, shaking their behinds and waving their arms. Undoubtedly this would be a massively entertaining experience. I'm damn sure that all in attendance will snap their fingers to the infectious tune 'Snappy' or float through time and space on 'To The Zoo'. But Dunk is still far away now so I suggest you check out this sweet and playful album. Perhaps let it guide you through the dark days of winter. Whatever you do, this will get you smiling again.