Edamame, Louie Meisner
134 West Front Street
Missoula, MT, 59802-4304
Doors 9:30 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is all ages
Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear... a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination with music, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic pleasures of sounds more exotic to the human ear. After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets. That was all it took to trigger a full blown love affair with electronic music and the process of its creation... and Phutureprimitive was born.
Phutureprimitive's music is singular and unique in its approach. Lush melodies drift across intricate rhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and dense palette, his music also manages to convey a sense of tranquility and beauty, engaging the listener into hypnotic movement and often escalating into a full-on kinetic experience. Shimmering with cinematic qualities, his music ultimately speaks to the body, mind and soul.
Despite electronic music's tendency to suffer a short shelf life, Phutureprimitive has already demonstrated a timeless quality with his debut album "Sub Conscious" on Waveform Records, which remains the top seller on the label since its release in 2004, obtaining a cult status among fans and collectors. With a string of singles released in the interim on various labels, the birth of Native Harmonix (Rain’s own Record Label) brought us the “Luminous” EP in 2010; delving into a lyrical based production, supported by undulating synth work and a palpable haunting texture throughout. His second full-length release “Kinetik” forged new territories of emotional electronic dance music, exploring a heavier, bass-centric sound that adds raw energy to intricately detailed tracks. "Kinetik" still remains on the iTunes Top 100 Electronic Music Chart, 3 years after its release.
With a new collection of songs released in 2 parts titled “Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places,” he takes ideas from his previous releases and supercharges them with hard-hitting dancefloor appeal, while maintaining the depth and prowess this trusted producer is so well known for. His first national headlining tour in Fall 2013 debuted with multi-media production team Vinton Depiction & Michael Miller, the animation/visual effects creator behind NBC's "Grimm." The Dance Out Your Demons Tour featured an interactive game with the audience, where the audience members write down a "demon," fear, or something they are letting go of on a piece of duct tape, stick it to the bottom of their shoe, then "dance out their demons." Due to the smashing success of DOYD, Phutureprimitive announced that they will continue to incorporate it on future tours.
Who Is Edamame?
Hailing from the city of Chicago, Edamame is the stage name of music
producer Ed Harris. Mainly inspired by the great outdoors and different
cultures of the world, Ed's productions are often full of organic elements
and sounds that he has personally field-recorded while exploring the
planet. By synthesizing instrumental hip hop with downtempo and further
blending it with his deep love for world music, it's safe to say Edamame has
carved a musical style that is truly unique. In his own words he simply
creates "songs that help you float". Since starting in 2012, he has released
10 albums (the most recent being on Emancipator’s loci records) that have
garnered tens of thousands of downloads, played his music live for fans
coast to coast and internationally, had songs played on the radio in
countries around the world, and even had United Airlines buy songs from
him. It may be hard to believe that he used to be a nationallytouring death
"Posturing lo-fi atmospherics at the side of silky smooth crimson beats,
singing synths, and verging almost new age in some breaths, Chicago
instrumentalist Edamame falls genre-less on the ears and delightfully so.
More of an organic experience than emotion-provoking, this beatmaster
invites his listeners on a brainwave joyride." - 303Magazine.com