After an eight-year hiatus the self-styled premier post-modern dance act Apollo 440 have resurfaced with a new full-length player. Receiving its full European release January 30th on their own Stealth Sonic Recording label, the band’s fifth artist album titled ‘The Future’s What It Used To Be’ is an interstellar dub-ladled package that fires out with the irreverent arrogance that signals a band brimming with musical confidence. In what is the band’s first album since 2003, founding members Noko, Howard Gray and Trevor Gray joined forces with long-time collaborator Ewan MacFarlane.
'Stay Frosty' nails the tempo of 2012 cosmology, whilst title track ‘The Future’s What It Used To Be’ is an anthem flying rock charge of dystopia 'n' bass that will have future shows flaring at the nostrils with rebellious excitement. The primordial rave riff of ‘Smoke & Mirrors’, with its spitting vocoder trigger finger, leans back to the band's early rave-days, while their 'A Deeper Dub' take on C+C Music Factory’s house classic is a gutsy red green & gold rinse makeover. From the funky breakbeat storm of ‘Motorbootee’ to the shuddering love song of ‘Love Is Evil’ (sampling famed Slovenian whirlwind philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek, regarded by the media as “The Elvis of Cultural Theory”), and from 'Fuzzy Logic' (which samples American illuminate Robert Anton Wilson) to the Pendulumesque sonics of ‘Odessa Dubstep’, the album delivers a spinal charge. ‘The Future’s What It Used To Be’ will be available worldwide as a digital release from January 30th 2012.