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Between multitudes of music genres and thousands of tantalizing sounds that wind their way into your ear drums, there’s something to be said for music with an organic feel; the type of music with a powerful, ethereal quality where artists transform into vessels of sound themselves. These type of artists are few and far between, but completely coveted when they’re found. Whether Random Rab is at a festival in a headline slot, at a renegade stage, greeting the day with a sentimental sunrise set, or simply emanating from your speakers as you sway through your day – the man always delivers an expertly crafted lyrical masterpiece.
Now with an unprecedented eleventh studio album notched in his belt, Random Rab delivers his latest salacious sounds in Formless Edge, out on Friday, June 16th via major digital outlets. An emotional soundscape built on a pulsing backbone, Formless Edge is rich with uplifting syncopation layered with enchanting vocals. An auditory trailblazer, Random Rab – birthname Rab Clinton – synthesized sounds from over 30 unique instruments to build the 15 song album, beautifully blurring the line between the organic and electronic. As boundary pushing as the album name suggests, Formless Edge features collaborations with artists from Rigzin, Kyrstyn Pixton, Jason Kalidas, Peia, and Lapa, better known to fans as Ilya Goldberg of Emancipator fame. For a glimpse into the mind of Random Rab, dive down the rabbit hole with the extrasensory experience of ‘A Little More Free’.
Formless Edge Full Track List:
- Gimme That Hope
- A Little More Free (listen)
- Outpost Aurora
- Parallels (feat. Lapa)
- Lucid Interval
- Thunder Shadow
- Redacter (feat. Lapa)
- Formulates in Darkness (feat. Kyrstyn Pixton)
- Water Chandelier
- Bodhicitta (feat. Rigzin)
- Time Reel (feat. Lapa)
- Heavenly Light
- Sepulcher (feat. Jason Kalidas)
- Repose (feat. Peia)
In tandem with the release of Formless Edge, Random Rab is hitting the road for his live Summer Festival Tour with stops at Shambhala, and the Global Eclipse Gathering – just to name a few amazing locations. Scroll to the bottom for full Summer 2017 tour dates.
Can’t get enough? Us neither – to support the album immediately, head to Bandcamp and iTunes to pre-order Formless Edge. For the tried and true audiophile, a special edition 24 bit aiff flash drive and Formless Edge 6×6 8-page book of artwork is also available via Bandcamp.
For more on Random Rab, head to his site and socials – and be sure to support the release of Formless Edge, 6/16.
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Jun 22-25 Big Surreal Festival, CA
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Aug 1-6 O.Z.O.R.A Festival, Hungary
Aug 11-14 Shambhala Festival, BC
Aug 18-21 Global Eclipse Gathering, OR
Sep 1-4 Burning Man Festival, NV