I just discovered The Range and I believe I have found an album that will keep me company during my restless nights. The Range is producer James Hinton from Rhode Island whose debut album “Nonfiction” blends instrumental hip hop with a variety of other genres. The mix is so perfect that you find yourself replaying the entire album from start to finish over and over again.
The best tracks on the album that instantly grab your attention are “Loftmane”, “Jamie”, and “Seneca”. Each song is different than the other in its experimentation. “Loftmane” has a hip hop beat coursing throughout it with piano notes as a sampled voice repeats over and over. “Jamie” is more downbeat with somber piano notes and a heavy bass. “Seneca” has a very relaxing feel to it with its repetitive water sounds and expanding bass.
I have been listening to this album for a few days now and I already want more. I found out that The Range will be performing where I live in a few months and I will definitely be there to see him live.