By: Anand Harsh
Nestling himself into the cool, crisp mountains of Asheville, NC, multi-instrumentalist David Krantz is building the future from the ground up. Flying in the face of contemporary bass culture, where bigger is better, Krantz hearkens back to the IDM and downtempo of ten years ago. The new Futexture
album The Science of How Things Unfold (out tomorrow, April 24, on Afro Monk Records) marries the subtle elegance of Flying Lotus
beats with the Sweatson Klank-like penchant for anti-modal synth exploration. Deconstruction is the first step in reconstruction. The broken down beats that litter the album celebrate the delicacy of minimalism. It's by no means pretentious--making wonky hip-hop cuts for snobs doesn't seem to be the end game here--it's more about rediscovering the beauty of beauty. Don't be surprised to find Futexture popping up in more DJ sets, especially those who strive to progress. And certainly don't be surprised to find Krantz himself at your favorite local club. He's coming.