FR33DBACK & Navigateur
Tuesday, May 16
9PM // $8 ADV & $10 DOS
Matthew Reisinger, known by his stage name FR33DBACK, is an electronic musician, sound designer, and composer from Tampa, Florida. He began his music career with the Indie Pop band Select Start in October of 2004, with whom he co-produced and co-wrote multiple albums and toured the country for over six years, all the while continuing to develop his skills as a talented music producer and engineer.
In 2011, Matthew decided to leave the touring lifestyle and joined a video production company in Tampa called Spark as the head of the sound department. He has since written custom music for massive brands such as Bentley Motors, Visit Florida, and Bright House Networks.
On September 22nd, 2015, the first FR33DBACK album, “Loop,” was released. This collection of recordings started as an experiment in vocal manipulation techniques, but soon became the foundation on which his unique new sound was developing, which incorporated a host of analog synthesizers, drum machines and samplers.
The second FR33DBACK album, “MathMath,” is slated for release on November 4th, and encompasses a much more complex and detailed electronic orchestration compared to the stripped down arrangements found on his first album.
Sharing the stage with some of the best in downtempo electronic music, including Chrome Sparks and Rhye, FR33DBACK can be found performing these intensely layered FutureBass-slash-Synthwave tunes amidst a myriad of buttons, knobs, and switches; resembling a “young” Dr. Frankenstein as he creates life by harnessing the power of electricity.
“Steering north through a sound emulsion by way of layer after layer of texture, Navigateur creates more than atmospheric soundscapes posing as songs. The seemingly separate components continue to meld together, in a western expansion nonetheless, bridging any divide with an affinity for soul . . . and soul music. This fondness for R&B and the now forgotten former occupants of chart pop, substitutes what many in the genre fill with an entanglement, a sycophantic outpouring for a single decade and the analog machines that made the sounds so magnetizing (do I really need to say that I’m referring to the 80s?).
There is reverence for analog sound and 80s inspiration permeating through Navigateur’s music. A sun-drenched warped sensibility flows through these songs making them feel nearly tangible, projecting a veneer that will send you on introspective trips, all the while, making your head bob.”
– Brenton Crozier, Managing Editor at Synconation