Throughout his career, James Ferraro has navigated genres like he's paving a twisting high-altitude path built on a mountain of old America Online CDs and DAW sample packs. He's had many compelling iterations, but "Ten Songs For Humanity," a track from the upcoming Human Story 3, is something totally fresh. It's arguably the experimental producer's first piece of music that can give the listener the same feelings of sentiment and wide-eyed wonder as a Disney movie. Fantasia 2017, perhaps? At any rate, the twinkling instruments communicate with each other like the cheeky critters in a secret garden. But, on the Human Story 3 Bandcamp page, Ferraro describes the album as "a musing on hyper individualism and the marketability of neotenous plastics," so perhaps he's just mastered the feel of tear-jerking commercials. Human Story 3 is out on June 14.
June 07, 2016
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