It seems like the new single “Concrete” by Flux really hits the reviewers where it feels – Swedish e-zine Synth.nu enjoys the track and has some nice things to say about it too.
…a wonderful song that’s carried by Salla’s beautiful crystal clear voice.
I think it’s a bit sad to chose an instrumental track as the b-side since I can’t get enough of Salla’s enchanting vocals. ‘Concrete’ on the other hand is a wonderful song that’s carried by Salla’s beautiful crystal clear voice. Her voice has a touch of Finnish melancholy in it that makes me both happy and sad at the same time. The music is well produced synth pop with clear 80’s references.
Our nice Belgian friends at Peek-A-Boo Music Magazine gives Flux and the new single “Concrete” a whooping 87 out of 100 possible points and who are we to argue with such good taste?
…the song is absolutely beautiful and timeless.
‘Concrete’ could have been released in any of the previous years but could also just be out in 15 years time, as the song is absolutely beautiful and timeless. As a welcome addition, we get 3 additional mixes of the track with Christopher Anton (Information Society) adding a slight club feeling. Foretaste on the other hand add their touch of slightly cold wave inspired synthpop, and they have so far never managed to disappoint when it comes to remixing. Diskodiktator re-imagining the song as 1982 track with the knowledge of today, another winner!
We unearthed a Flux video for the B-side “So Much For Your Promises” taken from the previous single “Claws And Teeth” and we might as well share it while waiting for the new release on July 25. Get the previous single now!
Finnish trio Flux is back with a new single to follow up the critically acclaimed “Claws And Teeth” from last year. This is the second release from this electronic outfit with the new vocalist Salla Rimmi and the band has gone even further in their attempt to find the ultimate mixture of pop, electronics and a healthy dose of Finnish melancholy.
It has been a long process to find the formula for the new version of the band since the previous singer was replaced after the release of the “Safe + Sound” album. The release date is set to July 25 2011.
“Concrete” is a song about self-esteem and self-image and it was recorded in the land of a thousand lakes and Ville Brusi of the band says: “This one is refreshingly different from our previous singles but except for that there’s really not much we can say more than that it was terribly cold when we recorded it.”
I like how the French version sounds French, the US version sounds American and so on…
The single contains the title track and the exclusive B-side “Ebon” and three bonus remixes by the French band Foretaste, Christopher Anton from the American group Information Society and a very analogue remix from Diskodiktator done entirely on vintage Korg MS-synthesizers! Ville Brusi says: “The Foretaste remix has shades of French cold wave in it, Christopher Anton brings good old American muscle to the song and Diskodiktator remix is very stylish and retro, a kind of a Scandinavian point of view. I like how the French version sounds French, the US version sounds American and so on…”
A new album is in the works and “Concrete” is a teaser of what’s coming!