EARMILK reviews Tourists from the Future


Las Vegas based producer Ryan Lofty seemed to burst onto the scene with his airy style of future synth pop, promoting nothing but good vibes. His debut album was just released and if you’re craving warm weather, this is the launching point you’ve been looking for this season. Titled Tourists from the Future, there’s certainly a distinctly spacey thread running through the entirety of the album, but it’s still decidedly tropical.

The album eases in with a track appropriately titled “The Landing.” Its Glitch Mob type epic feeling serves as the perfect gateway into the cosmic pool party that ensues. Songs like “We Are” and “Beyond the Moon” promote the positive energy with silky vocals and bouncy synth disco. Then you also have slower cuts like “The Mothership” and “Zzyzx” to round out the high points with more ballad-style tracks. Let’s not forget to mention Lofty’s own vocals appearing on “Transmissions.”

– Lauren Jefferson