Boulevard Internacional (feat Will DiMaggio) (4:39)
Patota Pedreira (1:45)
Bruno Penna Funk (3:53)
Nene Gets Hilario (0:59)
Fazenda Sacrificio (Most Recent mix) (4:44)
Unemployment Grand Prix (4:15)
Review: The latest loved-up blast of electronic colour from the Future Times camp comes from Repententes 2008, the anything-goes alias of producer Gabriel Guerra. This debut album no doubt fits neatly in the kaleidoscopic, synth-heavy FT catalogue, while at the same time offering a range of tracks united by the quirkiness of their approach. Listen carefully and you'll hear the influence of 1980s video game soundtracks, Brazilian jazz-fusion, hook-driven electronic pop and new age Japanese ambient music played at the wrong speed. It's incredibly difficult to pin down - Guerra is not one to settle on one style, groove or idea for too long - but also hugely enjoyable. It may take a few listens to really sink in, but it's more than worth the effort.
Review: After bringing his drumming skills to the Lifted project for PAN, Jeremy Hyman pitched up on Future Times late last year, contributing an impressive cut to the Washington D.C label's Vibe 3 compilation. Couch is his first solo 12", and a quietly impressive one at that. In typical Future Times fashion, the title track bristles with glassy-eyed positivity, thanks in part to Hyman's layered, contrasting melodies, rubbery groove, and starry electronics. The track's "everything but the kitchen sink" feel is retained on the sparkling, Japanese electro-influenced flipside cut "Occupy Crawlspace", while closer "New Edition" should probably be described as "bonkers but brilliant". An assured debut, all told.