Friday, March 22, 2013

Free Friday: 1,000,000 Light Years - "Rainbow Keys" EP

Patrick Hangauer, the bassist for Kansas City indie rock band Fourth Of July also moonlights as an instrumental electronic producer, under the moniker 1,000,000 Light Years.  This week he released his excellent new EP Your Spaceship Awaits You, My Love via Range Life Records.  On it he blends together hypnotic New Age elements with more energetic danceable moments for an experimental and progressive sound that has been influenced by both his world travels and classically trained musical background.      
The symphonic swell of “Pythagoras” opens the EP and is followed by the standout single, “Sevens” with its rolling rhythm, glimmering synths and stuttering beat.  “Waves” features chiming bells and a propulsive beat and is over before you know it.  Another standout track, “Hoyas” brings out a vocal sample and a funky, club-banging beat as a nice surprise.  And the five-song EP closes out with the soaring and glassy synths of the atmospheric “Breakaway”.      

In celebration of the release of Your Spaceship Awaits You, My Love, Patrick and Range Life are offering up his 2007 self-titled debut EP as a free download on his Bandcamp page.  In addition, he is also giving away the Rainbow Keys EP he self-released in January which features four new songs plus a remix of the title track by producer and fellow Range Life Records label mate Say My Name.   

Download the stunning single, “Sevens” from Your Spaceship Awaits You, My Love here:

Download the Rainbow Keys EP here:

Download the self-titled debut EP here:

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