By: Jonathan Gross
Fans of Emancipator have been eagerly anticipating this for months. Today, it's been officially revealed that UK downtempo, hip-hop, and organic house producer Frameworks will be releasing a brand new four-track EP on Doug Appling's Loci Records on November 20th.
Matthew Brewer first wowed us with his first full-length record Tides, which came out earlier this year on First Word Records, followed by a remix of Emancipator's "Dusk To Dawn," which led off the remix album of the same name released on Loci this summer.
Today we bring fans the premiere of "Carry On," the first single from the Branches EP. Shortly after Tides was released, Brewer was anticipating the birth of his son, and thus came the inspiration for the release. He had a clean slate, a fresh sonic palette, and the progression into more uptempo, driving tunes was natural.
"The whole EP was inspired by Toby," Brewer notes. "The first song I started on was 'The Passenger,' the passenger being Toby inside his mother. Just that excitement of having our little boy on the way."
The delicate, pulsing groove of "Carry On" is decorated layer-by-layer with Frameworks' signature lush, organic instrumentals. The subtle strings and light percussive elements surround the listener and pull them into a hypnotic daze before each flavor drops out, only to return with more intensity and vigor than before.
Frameworks sets off on TheUntz.com sponsored NEW HORIZONS tour with Vibe Street and Dreamers Delight this week. He makes his US debut tomorrow (October 14) in Olympia, WA, then heads to a much-anticipated Denver, CO at The 1UP Colfax the next night (October 15), with Milwaukee and Chicago are next on the agenda for Friday and Saturday of this week. The tour hits cities like Baltimore, Asheville, and New Orleans over the next three weeks, with major stops at Art Outside in Rockdale, TX (Frameworks' festival debut), and a big Halloween show in Philadelphia. Complete tour dates along with ticket and Facebook event links are listed below.
Branches EP - Pre-order and get 'Carry On' now!
2. Carry On
3. The Passenger
4. The Movement
NEW HORIZONS TOUR
10/14 - 1230 Room - Olympia, WA - RSVP - Tickets
10/15 - The 1up - Colfax - Denver, CO - RSVP - Tickets
10/16 - The Miramar - Milwaukee, WI - RSVP - Tickets
10/17 - The Abbey Pub - Chicago, IL - RSVP - Tickets
10/22 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA - Tickets
10/24 - Art Outside - Rockdale, TX - RSVP - Tickets
10/28 - Wonder Bar - Boston, MA - RSVP - Tickets
10/29 - Red Maple - Baltimore, MD - RSVP
10/30 - New Mountain - Asheville, NC - RSVP - Tickets
10/31 - One Art Community Center - Philadelphia, PA - RSVP - Tickets
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