The Range, Rap Class, Quarry, Tabor Dark
1001 SE Morrison St.
[EIDM] What’s in the water at Brown University these days? It turns out 25-year-old producer James Hinton, who records under the name the Range, went to the Ivy league school at the same time as another wunderkind electronic impresario, Nicolas Jaar. The Range’s debut LP, Nonfiction, is a minor masterpiece of downtempo glitch and uncluttered vocal samples. It’s more IDM than, well, EDM, like a modern update of DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing made by a kid who grew up in a world where Electric Zoo is more relevant than Lollapalooza. Nonfiction is a rare record that is both hyperactive and weirdly calming—making it the perfect soundtrack to a chilly December evening.
Address: 1001 SE Morrison St.