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Electronic - Released November 11, 2012 | Transgressive

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The debut album from Australian electronic musician/producer Flume, aka Harley Streten, Flume is an atmospheric, experimental mix of electronic dance-oriented sounds that touches upon aspects of R&B, indie rock, and pop. Working with a bevy of artists including George Maple, Moon Holiday, Jezzabell Doran, Chet Faker, and New York rapper T-Shirt, Flume crafts tracks that are more like soundscapes than actual songs. More often than not, bits of melodies and lyrics pop up here and there, but tracks never quite gel into a hook in any traditional sense (although a few, like "Bring You Down," have a Dido-like trip-hop/dubstep quality). Which isn't to say these aren't catchy recordings. On the contrary, Flume has a knack for layering beats, instruments, samples, and vocals in a way that grabs your attention and creates an evocative, somewhat hypnotic mood. While not necessarily dancefloor-oriented, Flume's debut certainly fits into a post-2000s club vibe and DJ culture that borrows liberally, and often with inspired aplomb, from cut-and-paste hip-hop, avant-garde electronic composition, ambient pop, and contemporary R&B. © Matt Collar /TiVo
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Electronic - Released May 27, 2016 | Transgressive

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The four years between Flume's stylish self-titled debut and its follow-up were long enough that Harley Streten racked up imitators almost as quickly as expectations for what he'd do next. With Skin, he sets himself apart from the former and exceeds the latter, uncovering more sides and bringing more focus to his fusion of dance, pop, hip-hop, and R&B. A cadre of well-chosen, equally genre-hopping collaborators helps him do this with surprisingly artful results: Kai's graceful vocals on "Never Be Like You" equal Streten's beats without distracting from them, while Tove Lo brings some of her sexy edge to "Say It" (and both songs underscore that dance/pop hybrids don't have to sink to both genres' lowest common denominators). Skin's hip-hop leanings also feel more organic than they did previously, whether on the meeting of veteran and new talent that is the Allan Kingdom and Raekwon collab "You Know," or Vince Staples' cameo on "Smoke & Retribution," which also features up-and-coming Aussie producer/singer Kučka, who also features on the more abstract "Numb & Getting Colder." The album's brightest highlights bring out the best in Streten and his guests: MNDR takes a convincing turn as a pop diva on "Like Water; and even though he's Auto-Tuned, Beck has rarely sounded as uninhibited as he does on "Tiny Cities." Meanwhile, Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano elevates "Take a Chance" into one of Flume's finest moments yet, her soulful tones a perfect match for its powerful builds and drops. Though instrumentals like the darkly percussive "Wall Fuck" and the fizzy, pixelated "Pika" showcase Streten's range as a producer, the vocal tracks are so compelling that his solo turns sometimes feel like afterthoughts that bloat the album. While it could have benefitted from some editing, Skin still shows a lot of growth -- it's more mature, and more memorable, than Flume. © Heather Phares /TiVo
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Electronic - Released March 22, 2019 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released November 12, 2012 | Transgressive

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Chill-out - Released June 17, 2020 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released March 11, 2020 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released November 22, 2013 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released June 14, 2019 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released June 26, 2020 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released September 27, 2019 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released April 7, 2017 | Transgressive

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Electronic - Released August 30, 2019 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released April 24, 2020 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released May 29, 2015 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released November 25, 2016 | Transgressive

"'V' rattles and clatters for under three minutes, blending organic percussion, disembodied vocals, and elastic synths; the sound is surreal and meditative..." © TiVo
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Electronic - Released September 13, 2019 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released August 2, 2019 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released March 29, 2019 | Future Classic

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Electronic - Released February 17, 2017 | Transgressive

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Electronic - Released May 29, 2015 | Future Classic