With the unmistakable opening melodic flourish, Kinetic announces without a doubt that Phutureprimitive’s looooong awaited second album is finally here. And there was much rejoicing!
Where his first record, Sub Conscious—released on Waveform records in 2004—was a moody, Shpongle-influenced, psydub exploration, Kinetic shows how Rain has updated his sound in line with current musical trends and expertly fuses heavy doses of dubstep and West Coast womp with hints of big-room trance and his trademark melodic tendencies. And boy does this combination work! The distorted basslines ground the compositions and command your attention while the trance gates and arps keep it all from getting too heavy.
Check out “The Changeling” via the player below. It’s a free download until the official album release on March 15, 2011. This track is one of the mellower songs in the lineup, but perfectly illustrates Phutureprimitive’s new sound pallet. Though, most of the other tracks are vocal free, including the noticeable absence of Alyssa Palmer who appeared on Sub Conscious and the Luminous EP.
The whole album is smokin’ hot, but my personal faves are “Xotica” for its bassline so filthy you may need to check your undershorts, the perfect crunch-to-smooth ratio of “The Changeling”, “High Rez” for its perfectly balanced level of sunrise trance cheese, and “Predatory Instincts” which is just begging for a proper psytrance mix. Seriously, there is not a dud on the album… that is a rare thing to say indeed.
This album is going to be big, and with the extensive tour lined-up Rain will surely be destroying a mid-tempo dancefloor near you in the coming months.
Get Kinetic when it’s released on March 15 at phutureprimitive.bandcamp.com.
Here’s the official release blurb:
Esteemed Northwest producer Phutureprimitive is set to release his sophomore LP Kinetik this March via his own imprint, Native Harmonix. This long awaited album is his first full-length to follow up his iconic 2004 debut Sub Conscious. On Kinetik Phutureprimitive explores a heavier, bass-centric sound that adds raw energy to the meticulously detailed tracks this trusted producer is so well known for. In support of this release, Phutureprimitive embarks on a 24-show tour across North America with fellow sonic mastermind Ott.
Kinetik will be available for download through phutureprimitive.bandcamp.com, as well as at all major online retailers and limited physical copies will be available on the tour. See the dates below and be sure to get your copy of Kinetik when it is released on March 15th.
Here’s what Phutureprimitive has to say about the album:
“This album is a reflection of the times we are living in … hard and aggressive, lush and beautiful, kinetic, frenetic, distorted, ever changing … but with each passing moment, a chance to move through life and make it a better place than we found it.”
Tour dates and locations ::
March 10, 2011: Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
March 11, 2011: Agave – Avon, CO
March 12, 2011: three20touth – Breckenridge, CO
March 13, 2011: Ghost Ranch Saloon – Steamboat Springs, CO
March 15, 2011: George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR
March 16, 2011: Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
March 17, 2011: 2720 – St Louis, MO
March 18, 2011: Majestic Live – Madison, WI
March 19, 2011: Kinetic Playground – Chicago, IL
March 20, 2011: The Loft @ Barfly – Minneapolis, MN
March 23, 2011: Soundlab – Buffalo, NY
March 24, 2011: Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
March 25, 2011: Canal Club – Richmond, VA
March 26, 2011: Public Assembly – Brooklyn, NY
March 27, 2011: Castaways – Ithaca, NY
March 30, 2011: Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
March 31, 2011: The Hookah – New Orleans, LA
April 1, 2011: Limelight – Nashville, TN
April 2, 2011: Newby’s – Memphis, TN
April 3, 2011: King Plow Arts Center – Atlanta, GA
April 6, 2011: Ukiah Brewing Co. – Ukiah, CA
April 7, 2011: Red Fox Tavern – Eureka, CA
April 8, 2011: 103 Harriet – San Francisco, CA
April 9, 2011: Refuge – Portland, OR