Futureproof, a landmark in New Zealand electronica, finally gets a vinyl release 23 years after it first came out.
The album distilled two years of relentless touring of New Zealand into a sweeping colossus full of epic soundscapes and rumbling basslines, pounding rhythms and mind-bending effects, showcasing our dubwise styles to full, bass-bin busting effect.
Futureproof’s mix of dub, delay and devastation was received to critical and commercial acclaim, rising to the top of the New Zealand electronic charts, and was followed by a sold-out tour of New Zealand alongside Salmonella Dub.
The album’s sophisticated mix of dub and dance set a benchmark by which future New Zealand electronica releases would be measured, and has gone on to find fans around the globe. True to its name, Futureproof sounds as timeless and fresh today as it did in 1998.
To celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the release, we dug out the original audio files and Angus McNaughton has re-mastered them for this vinyl release. Hamish Macaulay has also adapted the original artwork, creating a brand new collage for the centerfold out of pictures taken at the time.
released June 18, 2021
Songs created at The Flying Wedge
Deranged and Mixed at Incubator Studio except:
The Gatherer (Live) was recorded during Organic Synthetic at Herzog
They Are Among Us was written by Salmonella Dub and remixed by Pitch Black
Originally mastered by Gavin Botica at York Street
Original mixes unearthed off Exabyte Tape by Paul Turney at Sirensound
Mastered for vinyl by Angus McNaughton at Auralux, Dunedin
Originally released by Kog Transmissions in 1998
Original artwork by Roxanne at Lovely Ltd
Front cover image from Information Takeover
Vinyl artwork by Hamish Macaulay
Published by Native Tongue Music Publishing Ltd
Released by Dubmission Records
PO Box 14988, London, SW6 2WL, UK