By: Anand Harsh
The prospect of a new Random Rab album always fills us with joy. The master of emotion and king of the sunrise sets has been super prolific over the past couple of years, churning out incredible new material at a furious rate while expanding the arsenal of tools and toys in his studio. Rab Clinton eagerly acquires new instruments from around the world giving new depth to his songs and exploring new horizons.
The latest album is Formless Edge, due out tomorrow (June 16) to coincide with his performance at SONIC BLOOM, which have become recurring and legendary at this stage. Covering 15 tracks and featuring collaborations with Lapa (violinist Ilya Goldberg of Emancipator), Rigzin, Kyrstyn Pixton, and more, the flowing, effervescent ease of the album is a hallmark characteristic of Clinton's work.
Today we premiere album opener “Gimme That Hope,” which launches the collection with warm, lush, and rich organic house as only Random Rab can do. Utilizing pitch-shifted vocals and an addictive pulsing rhythm, this bubbly cut exemplifies the sort of cheery, wistful, mournful, bittersweet, and utterly gorgeous mélange of sonic flavors fans have been hyperventilating about for years.
Formless Edge can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp or iTunes, and a special edition flash drive is also available with additional artwork accompanying the release on the Bandcamp site. Catch Random Rab at one of his many stops on tour this summer including an appearance at the 5th Annual Northern Nights Music Festival taking place this July 14-16 located 3.5 hours north of San Francisco within the breathtaking redwood forest with high vibes, riverside dance parties, and over 90 incredible acts. Rab also ushers in the Great American Eclipse up in Oregon in August, which will be an epic event of biblical proportions. They couldn't have picked a better man for the job.
Random Rab Summer 2017
Jun 16 Sonic Bloom Festival
Jun 17 Playthink Festival
Jun 22-25 Big Surreal Festival
Jul 01-02 5 Points Gathering
Jul 15 Northern Nights Festival
Aug 1-6 O.Z.O.R.A Festival
Aug 11-14 Shambhala Festival
Aug 18-21 Global Eclipse Gathering
Sep 1-4 Burning Man Festival
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