Klayton, the pioneering artist and producer known as Celldweller, has released Future 1990s – a full-length album of ’90s-inspired electronica from his project FreqGen. Capping the release is a lyric video to the final track, “Future 1999” (feat. Celldweller) out now.
Future 1990s is an expansive journey ranging from ambient and downtempo to IDM, techno, and drum & bass, and a bevy of ’90s-inspired electronic genres. The tracks on the album represent a year from the ’90s starting with “Future 1990” and ending with “Future 1999” (featuring Celldweller). The album is available now via Klayton‘s owned/operated label FiXT.
Each single pulls influences from ‘90s electronic music, ranging from the acid techno of the title track “Future 1990,” to the hip-hop and turntable scratching of “Future 1991,” concluding with the downtempo and chill “Future 1999” featuring a sampling from Celldweller’s “Mother’s Arms” and reimagining them for a new era within FreqGen’s detailed, expertly crafted sonic landscapes. Future 1990s is a perfect homage to the ’90s.
“As I was making music with my metal/industrial project Circle of Dust in the ‘90s I was influenced by the innovation of electronic music producers of that decade while simultaneously being inspired by movie soundtracks like Hackers, The Matrix, Strange Days, and Blade,” states Klayton. “Fast forward a couple of decades to the success of my hybrid electronic-rock project Celldweller and my synthwave / ‘80s new-wave inspired project Scandroid. I now had the tools and experience under my belt to go back and finally explore producing the sounds of the electronic music that I loved from the ‘90s. Come back to a time that defined me: Future 1990s.”
Future 1990s is out now from independent multi-genre music label FiXT.