King Britt's new LP, inspired by classic sci-fi cinema, is due out in June.
King Britt will adopt his Fhloston Paradigm alias on an album for Hyperdub called The Phoenix.
Britt debuted on Hyperdub in 2011 with the King Britt Presents Fhloston Paradigm EP. He's following up the release with an album, due out June 9th. Inspired by sci-fi cinema—the name Fhloston Paradigm is a play on Fhloston Paradise, taken from the 1997 film The Fifth Element—The Phoenix is the product of a creative purple patch for King Britt, who is already working on another Fhloston Paradigm album.
"I am totally immersed in sound design and sci-fi at the moment," Britt told RA. "I have been pushing my analog gear hard lately, and when Kode9 discussed an album, I jumped at the opportunity." In addition to Fifth Element, the record was also influenced by other movies like The Man Who Fell To Earth and Blade Runner. "I would actually score scenes and then remix them to fit the album," he says. The Phoenix features several collaborations, with Pia Ercole, Rachel Claudio, Marlo Reynolds and Natasha Kmeto all lending vocals.
Later this year the producer will curate a daylong session at New York's MoMA PS1 based on Afrofuturism, black sci-fi and music. ("I hope to bring this to the Tate one day," Britt says.) As well as chipping away at the next Fhloston Paradigm album, he's also working on a new label called The Buddy System Project.
01. Portal 1
02. Race To The Moon
03. Letters Of The Past feat. Pia Ercole
04. Chasing Rainbows
06. Never Defeated feat. Rachel Claudio
07. Tension Remains feat. Pia Ercole
08. It's All About feat. Pia Ercole
09. More feat. Marlo Reynolds
10. The Phoenix
11. Portal 3
12. Never Forget
13. Portal 4
14. Light On Edge feat. Natasha Kmeto
Hyperdub will release The Phoenix on June 9th, 2014.