At the end of last year, the duo Fluqx released a couple of independent songs. Next month there will be a debut album: Monolith.
Fluqx is Joel Krozer & Brian Della Valle. Both met in a studio where they recorded independently. Krozer is a known Danish producer, mostly working for film and commercials. Della Valle’s Of The Valley is a moody and intimate singer-songwriter project.
The combination works well. Della Valle’s fragile voice intensifies Krozer’s cranky and glitchy electronics. It’s like Weval and Boards of Canada meet.
Latest released song ‘Vanishing Point’ is the best so far: slow, glitchy, moody driven by a deep bassline and eighties synths. The song, beginning and ending with a dark piano line, could break down any time, but you know it won’t: the instability of all the different elements is also its stability.
‘Vanishing Point’ has a melancholic quality that isn’t purely nostalgic. The German word ‘Fernweh’ suits better: the song makes you long for a place and time that never existed. The accompanying video animated by Alex Dubrocard and shot by Joel Kroz captures that feeling in a beautiful way.
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Monolith by Fluqx will be released by hfn.