Front page of GDE:
RYAN LOFTY DISINTEGRATES THE BOUNDARIES WITH HIS ALBUM TOURISTS FROM THE FUTURE
The Troubadour Megastructure Stage at Life is Beautiful was backdropped with a blood red sky as Vegas Producer Ryan Lofty hit the decks after walking right accross the street to the gig from home. From there, a legion of new followers funneled in and awaited more new music to follow up the track that got him to where he is. After careful perfection and solid final decisions, his album Tourists From the Future has arrived.
Lofty has always been adept at applying strong ideas and context to his music, with pieces like The Landing and Transmissions(with Lofty on vocals himself) harboring musicality that suit the titles and carry the story forward. The title of the album already sparks vivid imagery; the sounds behind the music consist of organic instrumentation and otherworldly synth sounds to evoke the thoughts of a posse of highly intelligent and curious travelers looking on today’s society.
– John Carr