Two and a bit years since the release of his last studio album ‘Accumulate’, Flevans returns with his most musically expressive and personal long player, ‘A Short Distance to Fall’
A largely instrumental album, though peppered with lush vocal samples throughout, ASDTF is a listening experience and one meant to be savoured from start to finish - drawing you in and guiding you through an ever changing musical world, taking in snippets of electronica, disco, funk, beats, soul and downtempo - delivering them all with a warm, musical, lo-fi aesthetic.
With nods to luminaries such as The Avalanches, early Ninja Tune and Nightmares on Wax through to contemporaries such as Folamour and Art of Tones, the challenge was to create something cohesive that could traverse the different genres he loved whilst remaining true to the Flevans sound.
Diverse and eclectic, yet warm and cohesive throughout - from the atmospheric beats of ‘In Shadows’ the uplifting radio-ready warmth of first single ‘It Take The Whole Day’, the lurching groove of ‘We Walk Alone’ through to the driving disco of ‘Digits’ and ‘I Got Soul’, the album rewards repeated listens, never sitting still on one style or sound.
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