Phutureprimitive - Luminous EP (2010) Label: Native Harmonix
Catalog#: Native Harmonix 001
Format: 3 x File, FLAC
Mastered by Nick Moon at Tone Proper Mastering.
Artwork and Photography by firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally! Some fresh new music from northwest psychill hero, and Chillography
favorite, Phutureprimitive. Out today is the Luminous EP, containing three
new(ish) tracks. I say "newish” because it seems like Rain has been dropping
these tracks in his sets for a while, and it’s nice to finally have my own
copies to play out. Style-wise, fans of his first album and subsequent
compilation contributions will recognize that signature Phutureprimitive moody
atmosphere and delicious bass lines. What’s new is the addition of lyrical
vocals in the forefront of the mix as the new driving force for each track.
These lyrics, by Alyssa Palmer and Rain, have been tastefully edited and are
seamless additions to the already lush Phutureprimitive soundscape. Vocals of
this caliber seem to be tricky to find in this kind of electronica, and Rain
pulls it off. My gut tells me that some old fans will not be so into this new
lyrical direction, but it will most certainly open up his music to an even wider
audience. With Phutureprimitive now performing as a full band, this new
direction should be not much of a surprise, and thankfully, in Rain’s capable
hands the vocals and music continue to push the mature downtempo vibe that first
caught the world’s ear six years ago.