You've made us proud.

Words by

Luke Forester

Hey look, it’s another surprise album release! This time Australian wonder boy, Flume premiered Skin via a Facebook stream, with an all-star cast of guests.

Mixing a number of radio-friendly vocal tracks with experimental instrumentals, Skin finds Flume really solidifying his sound and his standing in the electronic music world.

It’s a surprisingly epic album that, thanks to the many guest singers, still maintains a level of relatable humanity. Closing track ‘Tiny Cities’, with Beck on vocal duties, is a gorgeous midtempo ballad and has a level of restraint that proves not every track requires an epic bass drop.

There still could’ve been a bit of streamlining done here, with a few instrumentals looping a little too long, but when you’re “aiming to tear the universe apart” with your work, sometimes you have to take a little longer than your average Garageband beat maker.


This review was originally published in Fashion Journal issue 158. You can read the full issue here

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Feat. all the worst Californian rock clichés.
It’s the fun, jaunty-pop we’ve come to know Arcade Fire for.
Looks like this New Orleans band has finally hit its stride.
A fat bunch of hits does not an album make.
An all-out glam rock album.
Is it wrong to want more?
A debut album four years in the making.
Frankly, not their best work.
A voice for the angry.
The little electro band that could.
This is the classic Garbage sound I grew up with.
And it's all we hoped for.
Lacking M83's usual energy and creative spark.
Thanks to Bey, Tidal's finally making waves.
Strangely underwhelming.
Could've used a little more soul.
The future of pop music.
Much like his twitter account, it's a bit of a mess.
Clearly a very personal album for frontman, Kele.
That Rihanna reign just don't let up.
There's still nobody out there with a voice like this.
Returns to Australia for Vivid Live.