SAFE AREA EARTH is the new full-length album from Arms and Sleepers. There are few acts that can glide so seamlessly across genres as Arms and Sleepers. For well over a decade, the American music duo Max Lewis and Mirza Ramic have explored trip-hop, electronica, ambient, hip-hop and subtle pop with deftness and grace. So it makes sense that a group so familiar with exploring multiple sounds and styles will kick off 2020 with their most ambitious and multifaceted project to date.
We are excited to welcome Easy Easy to the Future Archive Recordings family! Hailing from Guatemala, the 4-piece has been making some noise in Central America for the past few years and we are thrilled to be releasing their new EP next spring.
Easy Easy just released an EP on Friday, featuring acoustic versions of songs from their last full-length album and also a remix from our own Arms and Sleepers. Take a listen on Spotify.
And take a look at their recently released music video below as well.
The electronic music duo Max Lewis and Mirza Ramic, aka Arms and Sleepers, has been actively releasing music since forming in Boston, Massachusetts back in 2006. Their sound has spanned electronic, trip-hop, ambient, and hip-hop genres, among others. With several dozen releases and extensive worldwide touring under their belt, the duo is now gearing up for what looks to be their most serious musical undertaking yet: a six-part music release to be made available throughout 2020.
The Luxembourg-based music producer Sun Glitters has once again been tasked with mixing and co-producing the new Arms and Sleepers material. He’s been a frequent collaborator since 2016, and the two artists—along with Little People and CNJR—also came together last year to start their own record label Future Archive Recordings. The forthcoming Arms and Sleepers album will be the artist’s first full-length release on the new label.
Arms and Sleepers will release their ninth studio album, titled ‘Safe Area Earth’, on January 17, 2020 via Future Archive Recordings. The 1st single ‘Give Me This’ was released on September 13, 2019 and the 2nd single ‘Ruined By Geography’ was released on October 31, 2019. The third single ‘Roman and Mayan’ is out now.
2) Art and Scope
3) Ruined By Geography
4) Open To The Elements
5) Give Me This
6) If I Had Drowned, I Would Be Here
7) Leon (feat. Sofia Insua)
8) Roman and Mayan
9) After World’s End
10) Don’t Forget
11) Black Out / Sun Shine
12) In The Jaws Of Life
13) Both But None
16) … .- .
17) That Is What Human Beings Do [BONUS]
PRE-ORDER 2xLP / CD / CASSETTE / DIGITAL / BUNDLES: bit.ly/AAS_SAE
SLOH is il:lo’s fourth EP. Keeping in tune with their previous EP, their sound is a meeting of acoustic and synthetic instruments. Thereby mallets and brass converse with moogs and Junos. In SLOH, the production is designed as more electronic but still organic.
We are very excited about the release of this EP, Sloh is available EVERYWHERE NOW, as a VINYL or DIGITAL release.
We’re happy to launch our new video series, LIVE FROM FAR HQ. We’ll be posting live in-studio performances from a variety of artists, usually in strange and silly circumstances at our HQ.
We’re kicking things off with the Italian-born, Copenhagen-based producer Rome In Reverse, live from the kitchen! The song is ‘We’ve Been Here’ from her album of the same name, released earlier this year on Future Archive Recordings.
Stream / Buy the full album ‘We’ve Been Here’ NOW.
We had a blast in September 2019 at the first Balloon Pop Events weekend in San Francisco, Denver, and Austin. In early 2020, Balloon Pop returns to Denver and Austin with a new lineup. We are happy to be involved in curating the event as usual, this time teaming up with our friends at Loci Records. Loci will be taking over the MainStage for a label showcase featuring Emancipator, Frameworks, Tor, and Thoma. Stage 2 will feature Blackbird Blackbird, Plantrae, and il:lo. Overall, its going to be an amazing event, make sure you come join is if you can.
Internationally renowned producer Starkey offers his take on CNJR’s ‘ISV’. Known for being a leader of “Street Bass”, which combines elements of hip-hop, grime and dubstep, Starkey is widely considered a true inventor of sound.
‘ISV’ was originally released on March 1, 2019 by Future Archive Recordings, and was the lead single off of the debut full length by CNJR. One of the founders of Future Archive, CNJR explores the cross sections of dark synth, retro, sci-fi soundtracks, and experimental electronic. Focused on taking listeners on a journey, CNJR offers an introspective sonic palette that is unique and complex.
The original version of ‘ISV’ features an overdriven, distorted, rhythm section married to overlapping synth arpeggios. Starkey’s take strips down the original pieces and reassembles the song into a darker and heavier experience, focused on bass and reinterpreted glitchy glimpses of the original arpeggios.BUY / STREAM NOW: http://ffm.to/cnjr-starkey-isv
‘Sloh’ is il:lo’s fourth EP. Keeping in tune with their previous EP, their sound is a meeting of acoustic and synthetic instruments. Thereby mallets and brass converse with moogs and Junos. In ‘Sloh’, the production is designed as more electronic but still organic.
The symbiosis between heavy basses notes and atmospheric pads reminds the one between the body and the soul. The building heading into the sky of the cover illustrates this idea. In songs such as ‘Niyati’ the deep bass fixes the feet to the ground while the heady melody rises the soul.
‘Sloh’ is a new road on which il:lo wants to invite the listener. A journey to feel new emotions. Some parts of this road are peaceful (‘Alma’) while others have to be climbed to reach the top and discover new places (‘a.me’, ‘Sloh’) and let go. At the end of the journey the listener is invited to walk alongside the Austrian river of ‘Ybbs’, and to conclude the trip with a last (progressive) ascent (‘Cami’).
One of the Future Archive founders and co-label manager Chris Richards (CNJR) recently sat down with Stereofox to chat about the label. Here is your chance to hear a bit about how the label works and why it exists and what we do, and why we don’t sleep enough.