This September sees the release of the brand new album by multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer-songwriter The Indigo Palms. After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, The Indigo Palms got straight to work on his brand new opus. Recorded in his home studio (Magnolia Sound) and with additional mixing and mastering coming from Stompbox Studios and Theo Posthumus in Canada the album is a love song to all of The Indigo Palms influences.
Varying in style and genre but with a unifying theme running throughout ,the album swings between the avant-pop of Prince and the soulful off-kilter indie of bands like R.E.M. and Crowded House. Add the subversivness of INXS and you have a heady brew of accessible but slightly skewed music.
An obvious fondness for the sonics and lyrical themes of eighties and nineties music, The Indigo Palms brings that sound and ethos up to the modern day absorbing his current literature favourites and real-life tales.
Future Proof is a reaction to The Indigo Palms previous lo-fi releases and is the most musically diverse collection of songs that he has ever recorded.
For the artwork, the Indigo Palms reached out to U.S graphic designer Emma Ohlstein. Emma specialises in tattoo-style design who, after hearing a few songs, came up with the shape style artwork. For the author, he believes the artwork represents his concept of moving beyond the past and into the future.
Future Proof looks at the past to create a new present.
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