FLUME – Palaces

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"...The results of this shift see Streten’s distinctive sonics imbued with an ethereal twist. On the cinematic ‘Jasper’s Song’, trilling piano arpeggios are pulled and pushed through woozy processors – it’s the equivalent of a stoned geezer boshing out a Ludovico Einaudi piece on a short-circuiting keyboard. Elsewhere, the euphoric ‘Go’ begins with ASMR-friendly sounds of running water, with bouncy hooks and lush production later erupting into a jubilant floor-filler. The title track, meanwhile, sounds like the sun rising after a wild night, with bird song (and his pal Damon Albarn’s distinctive vocals) guiding you home as the darkness ebbs away.

That’s not to say Streten forgoes the bangers altogether. ‘Only Fans’, a collaboration with Spanish artist Virgen María, fuses carnal vocals with industrial beats, and there are moments of filthy bass-heavy electronica (‘Get U’) and chaotic hyper-pop (‘Highest Building’, ‘Escape’) elsewhere. Fans of ‘Skin’’s dance-pop hits will be satiated, too, with lead single ‘Say Nothing’ featuring Australian artist May-A, the closest rival to that album’s standout, Tove Lo-featuring single ‘Say It’."

- Hannah Mylrea, NME

Highest Building 3:36

Say Nothing 3:52

DHLC 2:18

Escape 4:02

I Can't Tell 3:51

Get U 4:14

Jasper's Song 3:01

Only Fans 2:24

Hollow 3:53

Love Light 2:40

Sirens 3:58

Go 3:35

Palaces 4:51