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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

9 Theory announces debut album

Former Inspired Flight member goes solo

By Jeff Terich
9-Theory Gabe Lehner, aka 9 Theory

Gabe Lehner, formerly of electronic-pop duo Inspired Flight, is preparing to release his debut album, Against the Odds of Entropy, under the name 9 Theory. The album is tentatively set for release in July. 

Lehner says he began writing and recording the songs about two years ago, before Inspired Flight broke up.

"It's been a couple of years," he says. "I've already made two-and-a-half albums' worth of material. I just picked the 12 songs I thought were the best."

Against the Odds of Entropy was recorded entirely by Lehner, but it features a list of noteworthy contributors, including Zero 7 vocalist Sophie Barker, Atlanta MC Killer Mike and Wu-Tang Clan's Killah Priest, among other guest singers. Lehner says the album has some Radiohead influence, but a pretty eclectic sound overall.

"It's very groove-oriented, and there was an emphasis on having dope beats," he says. "I have a huge love for hip-hop, and you get that flavor for it. It's very melodic, and there are lots of vocals. But it's very much couched in a groovy, electronic, hip-hop sound. There's an overall chill vibe."

The recording is finished, but the album still needs to be mastered and pressed to vinyl and CD. To help raise funds to wrap up the project, Lehner has launched a crowd-funding campaign. Anyone who contributes a minimum of $10 will get a digital download of the album, and greater contributions fetch bigger rewards, including a private live performance, an offer to record your band and an official 9 Theory remix of your music.

The process isn't done yet, but Lehner is optimistic about seeing his project through.

"It's finally starting to be a concrete thing now," he says. "I'm so proud of it."

Email jefft@sdcitybeat.com or follow him at @1000TimesJeff




 
 
 
 
 
 
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