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Music LP Review: Flume’s New Album Palaces Is Mesmerizing.

Kono Vidovic June 2, 2022 289 18 5

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If you’re into electronic music, then you need to check out Flume’s new album Palaces. The Australian producer has outdone himself with this latest release, which is filled with mesmerizing beats and gorgeous melodies. Whether you’re into downtempo or trance music, there’s something on Palaces for everyone. If you’re looking for a fresh sound to get lost in, be sure to give this album a listen!

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Chaotic and strange swings against the beat.

Flume’s music is chaotic and strange. His most memorable songs swing against the beat and split into harsh noise when another musician of his talent would probably want to include a euphoric hook or ecstatic drop.

It’s this sense of restlessness, of not quite knowing what will happen next, that has made Flume one of the most exciting producers in electronic music over the past few years.

Flume’s debut album.

Flume’s first album, Skin, was released in 2016 on Future Classic to great acclaim. It won Best Dance/Electronic Album at the Grammy Awards and was nominated for Album of the Year. The success of Skin led to a world tour and collaborations with everyone from Beck to Kendrick Lamar.

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Flume – Palaces

Flume – Palaces.

Now, two years later, Flume is back with his third album, Palaces. Once again, he’s delivered a collection of songs that are both beautiful and strange, mixing elements of downtempo, trance, and IDM into something that feels genuine.

The album opens with the title track, “Palaces,” which sets the tone for the rest of the record. It’s a slow-burning song that gradually builds to a beautiful climax. The production is minimal and ethereal, with gentle synths and delicate percussion. This is followed by “Rushing Back,” featuring Vera Blue. The track is slightly more upbeat, with a catchy melody and an infectious chorus. Again, the production is top-notch, with plenty of little details to keep you hooked.

Palaces is another great release from Flume on the Transgressive label. He’s been able to blend natural elements with artificial studio signals and instruments, creating an album that feels both new and old.

All tracks are produced, written, and mixed by Harley Streten (Flume) and can be ordered here on a double vinyl.

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