NY-based musician James Hinton, aka The Range announces new album, Potential, set for release on March 25th 2016 on Domino. Listen to single Florida and watch the album documentary trailer now.
Potential - the first release on Domino for The Range - is an electronic album inspired by Baltimore club, early ‘00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica, but also a document of the last generation that will remember going online for the first time.
As its backbone, Potential utilizes a series of vocal samples that Hinton found in the forgotten corners of YouTube, introducing us to unknown artists expressing themselves unfettered by the constraints of industry. He might be fascinated by the code that determines his YouTube searches, but what truly grips him are the human stories behind the samples.
In addition to the forthcoming album Potential, a documentary titled Superimpose, directed by Daniel Kaufman, out this spring, will look at the human stories behind the unknown artists included on the album. As Hinton states, “I am very conscious that these people who I have sampled elevate what I do, just as much as my record brings their work somewhere else
Potential will be available in CD, LP, deluxe double LP edition, and digital formats. The deluxe double LP edition is available to pre-order exclusively from Domino and includes a bonus 4 track Strings 12” EP and instant download of “Florida.”