“In an unexpected treat, Future History started their set not from the stage but scattered among the crowd…percussion was recorded and played on a loop to create a kaleidoscope of sound.” – pressplus1.com (NXNE 2011)
Future History has an undeniable intensity that connects and leaves a lasting impression. Bare-soul lyrics and non-traditional elements have created a distinctive sound and live show that has brought continuous opportunities and recognition. In the short time since the Feb 2010 release of their debut EP they have had multiple showcases with radio station 102.1 The Edge, “Best Live Band” nominations at the 2011 and 2012 TIMA’s (Toronto Independent Music Awards), a supporting slot on the 2011 Marcy Playground tour, showcases at CMF 2011 and NXNE 2011 and funding from FACTOR.
“FUTURE HISTORY is an original and innovative band. Their music is an amalgamation of many styles and influences which creates a sound like no other. Not an easy task to accomplish these days.” -Laurence Currie (Gold Record/Juno Award winning Producer)
2012 will prove to be an intense and rewarding year for the band. Having spent the past 8 months recording and crafting a follow-up record at Chalet Studio and the Rhythm Complex with producer Theo Posthumus, it is due to be released in early March. The content and inspiration for the record was gripped from deep within, hauled to the surface and shaped into an audible representation of self and the loss of. It is something very real and very close to the band. Recorded in various locations; Ontario, Montreal, New York and Vancouver. Future History employed the use of over 50 instruments, devices and household objects to construct this album. Combined with samples of 17 year old recordings and a 30+ person vocal, stomp and drum circle. The record features a slue of guest appearances; including Todd Clark (Pilot Speed) and Jonathan Dauphinais (Beast, Perkins). Various elements and stages of the recording were documented on the bands website in a series of videos or “Vlogs”.
When asked what Future History fans can expect of the new record and intense experimental approach to the process, Kevin Ker replied;
“You know that moment? The moment when everything fits exactly into place like a child’s shape sorting box….only this time, in this particular moment..the square fits through the circle hole and the star applies the effect of quantum tunnelling”
Kevin Ker – Vocals, Guitar
Justin Dillon – Percussion
Chris Dawe – keys, Percussion
Dante Berardi – Guitar, keys, Accordian
Paul Mckay – Bass
“Loss://self” LP April 2012
“Names For Numbers”- Single September 2010
“Self-Titled”- EP January 2010
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