Eyedress is 29 year old Idris Vicuña from Manila, Philippines. He presents his debut album proper. Manila Ice is out now.
Fluorescent green vinyl limited to 1000 copies worldwide.
1. Manila Ice
2. Sofia Coppola
3. Separation Anxiety
4. Family Tree
5. Big Shoes
6. Feel Like Givinig Up Feat. Teenage Granny
7. Can't Run From Pain Feat. Teenage Granny
8. Third Eye Kisses
9. Love All Around Feat. Jasmine
10. Pentagram Land Feat. Jasmine
11. Living Room Feat. Prefuse 73
12. Sticky Green Leaves Feat. Low Leaf
13. High Street Drive By Feat. Jess Connelly & Ankhten Brown
14. Used To Be Good Friends
15. Look Past The Past
Manila Ice showcases his unique talent for lovesick composition and songwriting, and his DIY spirit. The album was recorded around the birth of his first child and represents the hopes and fears of a young parent as well as providing him an escape from the realities of his personal life and the dramatic political events unfolding in his home city. He recorded and produced the entire album from his bedroom studio at his parents house - playing lead and rhythm guitar, bass, synths, samplers, drums alongside singing and rapping.
His music is informed by the diverse influences of his early life in Phoenix, Arizona and San Clemente, California followed by his family’s return to The Philippines aged 15. Taking to sampling and beat making as much as traditional musicianship, his thirst for expression has seen him turn his unique voice to rap, punk, synth pop and lo-fi indie styles. On Manila Ice he strips his experimentation back to a more traditional songwriting, and brings a striking honesty to the narratives that weave through the record.
All vinyl orders receive an MP3320 digital download of the album.
Album art designed by Eyedress.