The Range Details New Album ‘Mercury’

And shares grime-indebted 'Urethane'...

The Range will release new album 'Mercury' on June 10th.

The electronic producer – James Hinton – has completed his first album in six years, one marked by personal and aesthetic transitions.

Swapping Brooklyn for the Green Mountains of Vermont, incoming LP 'Mercury' follows a solitary path.

Out on June 10th, the project pivots between IDM innovators such as Aphex Twin and the icy abstraction of instrumental grime.

Indeed, new single 'Urethane' samples MIK's 'Ice Rink' and aspects of grime's skeletal future-facing introversion filter through the American producer's work.

The Range comments: “The lyrics ‘last year man got left in the dark – cause man didn’t really have nothing to say’ hit me hard as I was feeling pretty left out and forgotten. I had moved from the thick of it in Brooklyn to rural Vermont, and in late winter 2019 and I felt like I had a mutually agreed upon separation from the world. Those lyrics were defiant to me and I liked that as a way of fighting back against that feeling.”

Stevie Gee and Essy May craft the video, which " follows a loose narrative about male and female twins exploring a planet where they seek the mercury and are ultimately consumed by its power, all the while pursued by a mysterious mercury man who they ultimately become…"

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Weinberg

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