Tourists from a Happy Planet
Now Available on Bandcamp
In the same way that Brian Eno created albums inspired by context of place, FTR delivers music for interstellar journeys. Producing galactic sounds that would satisfy any solar surfing, planet hopping, space cowboy.
"Be it FTP or VDU,
sensor driven or midi triggered
- ZIP me up baby, I'm ready to drive"
Tourists from a Happy Planet (An Album by Free the Radical)
Opening with The Fight is Over (All is Forgiven) which is reminiscent of Aphex Twin's "Selected Ambient Works Volume 2", Tourists from a Happy Planet sees Free the Radical embark on a groove laden offering, that still encapsulates the galactic sounds of his previous work. Heavily influenced by FTR's experiences of witnessing the 2016 Total Solar Eclipse in Indonesia. Offering a combination of laconic dreamy sounds and uptempo beats, TFAHP builds cinematic soundscapes, invoking imagery of wide open landscapes and deep night skies.
Cover Artwork: Sarah Bug
Mastererd by: Left of Elephant Sound
Free the Radical ‘Future Phat’ – Album Review
IT SOUNDS LIKE THE SOUNDTRACK TO AN IMAGINARY MOVIE…
Free the Radical aka FTR is an Australian artist who likes to experiment with electronic sounds. One thing that caught my attention is his album artwork, I believe the range of hues represent the different ambient tones of this material entitled ‘Future Phat’.
My two favorite tracks are: “Things Either Side of Me (Part 1 – Swamp People)”, a rich experience from start to finish with melodic acid synths. “Bounce” is the closest thing to a club track /Minimal Techno/ FTR has produced.
This record finds FTR experimenting with cosmic sounds, textures, and beats, there is no need for me to describe them because I would prefer you to feel the rhythm of all the 13 tracks! Go deep into his various creative impulses now!
Erick Antoine | Electro Wow
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"Adelaide Hill's lad 'Free The Radical' has been tooling away with his machines for years, making some of the most tripped out and inventive electronic down-under. This track, Introspacial, is one of my favourites; I usually listen to it while cycling hard and fast downhill. If you like Pete Namlook or Richard H Kirk then I urge you to give this, and other FTR tracks a listen; you won't regret it. Dave"
Triple J Unearthed