- The wide-ranging LP is named for the New York producer's late father.
Michael Baltra is releasing his first album, Ted, in July.
The LP was written around the time of the death of Baltra's father, whom the record is also named after.
"It started out as an idea lacking focus—to just release an album," he says, "but took on greater meaning when my father passed away somewhat unexpectedly. The album went through many phases, but in the end staying true to my emotions along this whirlwind of a ride seemed like the proper way to do it rather than to conceptualize something that I couldn't even put into words at the time."
The 15-track LP is "tinted with sadness," according to the press release, but also "rooted in triumph and elation" with influences from drum & bass, ambient and minimal techno. Park Hye Jin features on the lead single, "Ahead Of Time."
Baltra first garnered attention as part of the lo-fi house scene alongside producers like DJ Boring and DJ Seinfeld. He's released records on Lobster Theremin, Lost Palms and Of Paradise. Ted will come via his own label, 96 And Forever.
Listen to "Ahead Of Time."
02. Opal Drip
04. In The Mist Of Lovers Past
05. How Does It Work?
06. Ted's Interlude
07. Rue Des Sablons
09. Ahead Of Time feat. ??? (Park Hye Jin)
12. This Is The Last Time, I Promise
14. Study Of You
15. Forever Alone
96 And Forever will release Ted on July 19th, 2019.