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Future Times FT022 Protect-U Free USA

Free USA is the first full-length from Washington, DC-based electronic duo, Protect-U.

On their two Future Times EPs - Double Rainbow and World Music - Protect-U poured layers of ambient drift onto house-music informed foundations, creating long and propulsive zone-outs. On Free USA, the duo doesn't depart from this sound so much as they launch further out with it, specifically in the rhythm section, which pivots and lurches into unexpected places throughout the LP. Melodically, automation and humanity combine with dizzying, psychedelic grace, making the sound design sparkle with cool precision.

Preview the song "Distored" here here.