Fhloston Paradigm, the sci-fi obsessed alias of longstanding Philadelphia producer and sound designer King Britt, will release his debut album via Hyperdub in June. Set to appear on Kode9's label in the midst of celebrating its 10th anniversary, Fhloston Paradigm's The Phoenix LP will serve as the first proper follow-up to his first record for Hyperdub, 2011's three-track King Britt Presents Fhloston Paradigm, the lead track from which, "Chasing Rainbows," will also be included in the album package.
Scheduled to see a release on June 9, The Phoenix is described as "an album that
reflects and ties together sci-fi's musical history and concepts without being weighed
down by them." Furthermore, the 14-track effort enlists a number of vocal collaborators, including West Coast vocalist/producer Natasha Kmeto, Pia Ercole, Rachel Claudio, and Marlo Reynolds.
Before Fhloston Paradigm's long-player debut lands in June, its artwork and and tracklist are included below. In the meantime, King Britt has a string of upcoming live dates in the works, including the Moondance "lecture, dance, and live music" event this Sunday at NYC's MoMA PS1 museum; more information on that can be found here, while the rest of Britt's live dates have also been included below.
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
April 10-12 Red Bull Studios, OmniPresent:A King Britt Omni Retrospective / Collaboration - NYC
April 13 MoMA PS1, MoonDance : A Night in the Afrofuture - NYC
April 26 MoogFest - Asheville, NC
May 21 Constellation: Sun Ra Tribute - Chicago
June 21 Force Field Project: Bio-Feeback Explorations - Philadelphia